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  Blacked out headlights? - Posted: 01-05-2011, 08:23 PM
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How are yall doing it? I know the basics take em off and open them up, I have herd of baking them? But do yall just paint them or what?

And if anyone has pics of blacked out ones on a white truck that would be sweet!
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I've cracked open a number of the 4th gen quad headlights. Baking (IMO) is the way to go. 250, 18 minutes and then have fun ripping it apart. The glue is a pain, hardens back up damn fast! Get rid of all the old glue from the headlight (while its still warm), pull the bezel - paint......let it dry - and then put it all back together and seal her up!

Here's a black set I did recently for a customer:



and if you really want to have some fun.........install some projectors while you have 'em open. Here's a set I did for another customer:

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Ok so just

1. put them in the oven and break em open.

2. Spray them with painT?
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I would prep the chrome before painting it. Acetone it off, light sanding, etc - prime and paint.
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alright, so once the headlight is open does the chrome just come off?

Thanks for your help to!
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The chrome on the 4th gens comes off if you look at them wrong.

If you really want to have some fun.........and maybe want some "black chrome" looking lights?





I did that with some rubbing alcohol and a microfiber. Took about 5 minutes. No painting needed. Now........I didn't keep them that way (those were a set I was painting for a customer), I was just wiping them down before I started prepping for paint.......and it stripped the chrome off. Ideas!

And no problem on answering you man, have fun with the lights!
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And if anyone has pics of blacked out ones on a white truck that would be sweet!
Here's a white truck with black heads. This is Timberjack84's old truck. Click the pic to make it bigger.

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 Posted: 01-08-2011, 10:54 AM
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How does taking the chrome off affect light output? I've ordered HID's already because stock output is pathetic.
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if you take the chrome off of the reflector - you have to put in projectors. removing the chrome on the bezels has no impact on light output.
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Jeremy, I can't wait to get me a set of your heads!!!
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Jeremy, I can't wait to get me a set of your heads!!!
tax refund season is coming up.
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Jeremy, what do you use to seal them back up? I'm interested in doing mine, but of course skeert of messing them up. THe black chrome look is amazing and gives me some ideas.

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I use GE Silicone II currently to seal up the lights I do.

the black chrome is pretty neat, but at the same time really makes you wonder about the longevity of the chrome lights in these trucks. It didn't take much to get them there........and I tried the same thing on a set of 07s, didn't remove any of the finish at all.
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Where can I get that silicone? I wonder if clear will help maintain that black chrome look once I get it where I want it.
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I got the silicone at lowes / home depot. Its nice stuff, doesn't stink, and isn't a nasty mess like RTV.
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I got the silicone at lowes / home depot. Its nice stuff, doesn't stink, and isn't a nasty mess like RTV.
Thanks! Clear or black best for these? I'm assuming clear
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black...........I used clear on a few - and there were a few places I could see the silicone when I sealed them. I'm anal about that.......and it pissed me off.
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no problem! now........we expect to see pics when you are done!
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no problem! now........we expect to see pics when you are done!
You will. I just have to find the time to do them now

What projector did you use in the pic above?
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