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Old 04-07-2011, 01:54 AM   #1
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Let's the story begin...
Few months ago painted my car white. Wasn't really happy with the way how headlights looked like.
Decided to remove plastic amber pieces and paint the housing semi-gloss black. Came out great!
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:55 AM   #2
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Time for bugeye Headlights:
2002 WRX











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Old 02-05-2012, 02:46 AM   #3
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[quote=Fat Black Pig Sac;33789088]Time for bugeye Headlights:
2002 WRX



mmmm derricous
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:55 AM   #4
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Then HAWKEYE:

2006 STI














2007 WRX



Notice the difference betweeh painted and non painted headlights

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Old 04-07-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
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Last week did 2 more peanut eyes:

2004 STI:





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Old 04-09-2011, 08:02 AM   #6
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not to thread jack but...what wheels are these? I have a set sitting at my house from a customer but I can't find any details on them.


btw those headlights turned out amazing! Great job!
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:04 AM   #7
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that looks awesome. great job. have you tried a 08 headlight yet? i would to see how that comes out.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:57 AM   #8
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Going to do mine when my angel eyes come in. Thinking paint matching the body color.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:32 PM   #9
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Going to do mine when my angel eyes come in. Thinking paint matching the body color.
did you end up doing this a picture would be great?
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #10
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that looks awesome. great job. have you tried a 08 headlight yet? i would to see how that comes out.
I did my 2011 like this and put angel eyes in. I love the way it looks!!!
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:46 AM   #11
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What kind of paint do you guys use for this? Also did you sand and or use adhesion promotor or primer to prep before you painted? I have my 06 lights appart right now trying to decide what to paint with...
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:32 AM   #12
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What kind of paint do you guys use for this? Also did you sand and or use adhesion promotor or primer to prep before you painted? I have my 06 lights appart right now trying to decide what to paint with...
I used Rust Oleum Painter's Touch semi gloss black. You can paint without primer , just make sure you don't touch that chrome housing before painting
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:28 AM   #13
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I have used any number of rattlecan paints without sanding and/or priming but definitely do not touch any chromed plastic surfaces that will be painted or adhesion will be compromised.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:43 AM   #14
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What kind of paint do you guys use for this? Also did you sand and or use adhesion promotor or primer to prep before you painted? I have my 06 lights appart right now trying to decide what to paint with...

At Wally World (Wal-Mart) they sell KRYLON Fusion for Plastic. No sanding or priming just bake and spray. I used flat black but they do sell satin and gloss as well as other colors. Just make sure you don't have any thing on your hands because any oil or grease will make the paint bubble and not stick. (Looks like poo too!)
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:50 AM   #15
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Anyone crack open the 08+ tails? I now you can't bake them but would like to see some pics.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:53 AM   #16
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I did my bugeye headlights painted them with valspar gloss black plastic paint
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:27 PM   #17
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I did my bugeye headlights painted them with valspar gloss black plastic paint
Any prep work or did you just bake and spray?
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:03 PM   #18
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And everyone is ok with painting over the shiny reflectors for the turn signal? You know that means the only angle anyone can see the front turn signal from is when approaching directly from the front. When i did mine I put masking tape over the reflector portion and painted the rest black.
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Old 04-07-2011, 04:22 PM   #19
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And everyone is ok with painting over the shiny reflectors for the turn signal? You know that means the only angle anyone can see the front turn signal from is when approaching directly from the front. When i did mine I put masking tape over the reflector portion and painted the rest black.
Actually... if you notice the amber reflectors are removed (not painted over) which leaves a hole for the signals to be seen from the side (granted not as bright as with the reflector there still)... not to mention one of the main ideas behind this mod is to get rid of the ugly amber reflectors... Going even further... the 06-07 lights wrap around the side enough to be seen from the side still even with the reflectors painted over... So much hate on NASIOC...
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:24 PM   #20
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So much hate on NASIOC...
I don't think it's "hate" to comment on a valid safety concern, nor was the tone of his post even remotely hateful (jpmonty's childish post, on the other hand... ). Not everyone considers such things when they are modifying their cars, so a friendly reminder isn't a bad thing.
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:21 PM   #21
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ooohhh this thread is cool ! i want to bake my headlights i think im gonna do it soon!
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:48 PM   #22
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ive done a total of 14 sets now for subbies, 15 for cobalts, and so on and so forwth. not one has leaked
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:42 PM   #23
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ive done a total of 14 sets now for subbies, 15 for cobalts, and so on and so forwth. not one has leaked
I have a question for a headlight master such as yourself.....I baked my headlights last year to take the reflector out and put in an led strip. It looks great except for a ton of small spiderweb cracks on the inside of my headlights.

What did I do wrong? And is there any way to get rid of them?
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #24
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I have a question for a headlight master such as yourself.....I baked my headlights last year to take the reflector out and put in an led strip. It looks great except for a ton of small spiderweb cracks on the inside of my headlights.

What did I do wrong? And is there any way to get rid of them?
one of my taillights came from the factory looking like that.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:24 PM   #25
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I love the way you painted the hood scoop, with just the outside pillars white

Looks damn good

Ive done 3 soo far, one bugeye, one blob eye, and one hawkeye, all turned out good
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