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Old 10-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default Headlight Bake & Paint...Accents?

Alright so I was thinking, now that I got my red Hella Supertones, I may (while the bumper is off) Bake my headlights and paint them / remove the reflectors.

I was thinking of doing a red accent around the projector (the little circular part) Has anyone done it in a 09 recently? I have seen it on a 07, I just am curious if it's gonna look like ****.

The idea was remove the bumper, take off the top part of my grille, (silver piece cause I hate it) remove my WRX badge, install the red Hellas, bake the headlights, paint them black and the circular part around the projector sphere red, and do the DIY overlays on my lights (the red ones in the rear)


Something like this:






So...



But not that red I dont think...Maybe ill just paint the interior, just looking for opinions

Thoughts? and can someone give me some info on painting the projector ring especially? I'm not sure if I wanna paint the whole thing or just the rounded part
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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interesting, I'd like to actually see some finished projects on this before I can make a judgement call. but you've definitely caught my attention.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #3
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Well thanks for the reply haha id love more opinions!
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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I like it. I was considering this myself when I did my retrofit. Maybe you can submit a request in the photoshop thread.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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I like it. I was considering this myself when I did my retrofit. Maybe you can submit a request in the photoshop thread.
That's a good idea, I know what the krylon'd lights will look like I e had them before, and I've done tint, I just realized though the guy who I bought my car from did the bake mod and left the reflector...so I might not bake, but if I do I wanna see what red would look like
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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Thought about caliper paint too but my wheels are matte bronze
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:49 PM   #7
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I can't tell much of a difference between the baked and painted and stock actually...except if the projector ring is painted

Is it just painting the reflector?

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #8
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A nice darker red would look cool. Over here anything red or blue on the front of a car in any light assembly is illegal. I would think a darker hue would let you slide unless a cop is right up to it looking at it. Guys tried the red halo in other vehicles and were ticketed up the a$$. Then again... Its not giving off a red light. I guess you'd be fine. Brighter is better lol.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #9
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I like the idea...if your car is red. I think color-matching that ring to your car us where it's at. Otherwise, it may look a little rice.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:01 AM   #10
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A red trim along the bottom or top. It's subtle, but will pop with those Hellas.
Or darken the Hellas and put a red trim in those?sounds like your looking to do something different from everyone.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:08 AM   #11
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There's a chick that goes to a bunch of meets, WRB STI from rhode island with pink stuff everywhere... Can't remember her user name, but she has here rings painted pink.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:07 PM   #12
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Nothing too crazy just looking to make the car a little more aesthetically appealing so it feels more complete
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
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Send them to me. I'll do them for you. I've cleared/painted dozens of Subaru headlights.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:19 AM   #14
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Send them to me. I'll do them for you. I've cleared/painted dozens of Subaru headlights.
How much? And do you think my idea with te paint around the projector ring Would look okay I almost wondered if maroon would look better
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #15
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It would be easier if you emailed me. It would be much easier to talk that way. I would be mire then happy to work something out with you.

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:04 AM   #16
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Do you have any examples of your work cause I'm interested in this as well. Would like the lights to be painted like my car color. Wr blue
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:07 AM   #17
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Do you have any examples of your work cause I'm interested in this as well. Would like the lights to be painted like my car color. Wr blue
I absolutely do. Please email me.

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