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Old 03-26-2004, 05:37 PM   #1
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was alittle bored plus i wanted black head light housing for awhile plus i wont cuff up 450 on JDM LIGHTS

first you need to remove 4 bolts
2 bolts on the sides
fenders are a bitch to get to but not difficult

then you preheat the oven to warm and put one head light for like 15 mins

have a flat head screw driver in handy and try not breaking the plastic should come about pretty easy.
you should have 2 pieces layed out


tape the parts that you dont want painted


you need to shave of all the chrome to have nice layer to paint.. plus you dont want to bubble up on you from chemical reaction. i used a 1000 grid sand paper if you cant find any the smalls grid should be find. make sure you dont over do it .. dont want swirl marks


start painting i put like 3 coats
i used flat black


go back to the other pieces.
you need to clean all the old silicone
what i did i preheat the oven again and let it sit for 15mins
then i ran a small flat head thru it ... cleaned it out pretty good


try to find gray silicone but i used white ... thats the only thing i found around me
im playing to make another set.. these where just a test


BEFORE
this is a photo chop.. this is the color i like to get painted not orig color
cant find my orig picture


AFTER



hope you guys enjoy was not sweat
est time 2 hours could of dont it faster but i was at work


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Old 03-26-2004, 05:47 PM   #2
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your old lights were blingin as hell!

o yea a/c forum plz

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Old 03-26-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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yeah just fix that fender and your nice, lol
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Old 03-26-2004, 06:11 PM   #4
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LOL i got that covered.
thats what happens when you play and then hit a curb im gettin my car repainted this summer cuz it needs it
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Old 03-26-2004, 06:53 PM   #5
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i dont know about the amber in the lights, but great write-up
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Good job.
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:37 PM   #7
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What did you heat the oven to???
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:43 PM   #8
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good ish man
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:48 PM   #9
 
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I like the fender like that. What kind of Thief would want that car then! BAM! Sleeper
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:21 PM   #10
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To you it must have been a successful DIY project, but it looks like **** IMO! It

must be the headlights or something. Cough up money for 99-00 or CTR

headlights. Cause igh those are so freaking ugly.

EDIT: It's the amber that's killing it. Still feel the same way about them though.
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Old 03-26-2004, 08:31 PM   #11
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You have to change the whole front end to use 99-00 lights you jackass. Quit being a retard and give the guy some credit for doing a decent job.
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:03 PM   #12
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y didn't u just pop out the reflector in the turn signal rather than tape it off. it makes it alot easier.

it looks good though
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:05 AM   #13
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i could of dont that but i didnt feel like messing around with it so much..

i like the amber with the black ... so

damn i need to reread my ****
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You have to change the whole front end to use 99-00 lights you jackass. Quit being a retard and give the guy some credit for doing a decent job.
Ok! Well change the front end then.
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Old 03-27-2004, 07:31 AM   #15
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You have to change the whole front end to use 99-00 lights you jackass. Quit being a retard and give the guy some credit for doing a decent job.
that was hilarious

good job on the headlights- they look good i have oem black housing headlights as well-(96)
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Old 03-27-2004, 07:39 AM   #16
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looks clean to me
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nice headlights

that style makes me want an ek
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:09 AM   #18
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thx guys ... right now money is tite but i dont have any looks to the car just engine work

to blk guy n i dislike the 99 front end just my opinion
wait til my car will get painted this summer should look better maybe i'll get oem ctr lights if i find a good deal but this will do for now
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Looks good....I would have cleared your lights as well though..I am not a fan of the amber signals..its looks cleaner without them
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Old 03-27-2004, 09:57 AM   #20
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looks alright.
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Old 03-27-2004, 10:30 AM   #21
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dude i think they look awesome!! i used this same process to open up my headlights and remove the amber peices.. i didn't paint the housing tho.. but now yours is the second set i've seen with the tinted amber parts and i think it looks veryy sessy.. too bad i threw my amber peices out.. o well. good job man
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Yet another clean DIY
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Old 03-27-2004, 12:07 PM   #23
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Nice write up..altho it is the wrong forum. Those headlights look really good...I think I will definately be doing this. *bookmarks page*.

I'm gonna post this thread in the faq topic.
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Old 04-13-2004, 06:11 PM   #24
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Thanks, perfect DIY. I love HT.
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Old 04-13-2004, 06:32 PM   #25
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How do you remove the headlights? You said there are four bolts....where?

Edit: Nevermind, the ******* that sold me the headlights broke a bracket off the side of them...damn ebay!!


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