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Old 06-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #51
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Subscribed for the part# of the glue. I could use something at an autopart store but fear I will not be able to seperate the lights again if needed.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #52
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Does anyone know the part number for the chrome shroud inside the headlamp housing (the piece that is painted black in the OP)? I have searched fredbeans but it seems only the entire headlamp assembly is available. Or maybe someone has a parts list drawing for the head lamp itself?

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Old 06-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #53
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I would be curious to see how much you killed your high beam output by coating your reflectors with that paint. You claim it's not much but I find that very hard to believe.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:56 PM   #54
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i used OEM butyl you can buy it online or hardware stores. DONT USE SILICONE! it will off gas and really mess up your headlights
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:11 PM   #55
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^^ thank you! Almost bought this as an alternative
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:45 AM   #56
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Did mine today, I decided to keep the reflectors chrome for now and didn't paint the orange plastic one either. Just went to the 2011 style like my old hatch.

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Old 06-24-2013, 01:01 PM   #57
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hey, did your DRL lights burn your yellow paint on the reflector? how is the paint holding up?
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Old 06-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #58
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hey, did your DRL lights burn your yellow paint on the reflector? how is the paint holding up?
I've had my DRL's disconnected for a while but I've used my high beams for an extended period on a long road trip without an issue to the paint. The metal cast is rated to hold up to 500 degrees so I would think that a few other things would melt before the paint burns.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:11 AM   #59
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:43 AM   #60
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Damn that looks so sexy! Great write up and thanks for answering everyones questions without getting aggrevated, not many people can do that as well as you have.

I soooooo want to do this but I am really worried about hurting my high beam output as I do a lot of night driving. Buuuut it looks so good I just may say screw it and do it anyway lol
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #61
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Damn that looks so sexy! Great write up and thanks for answering everyones questions without getting aggrevated, not many people can do that as well as you have.

I soooooo want to do this but I am really worried about hurting my high beam output as I do a lot of night driving. Buuuut it looks so good I just may say screw it and do it anyway lol

i painted everything except the highbeam bowl. still works fantastic. i kinda regret not doing the high beam bowl in a stain glass yellow paint.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #62
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i painted everything except the highbeam bowl. still works fantastic. i kinda regret not doing the high beam bowl in a stain glass yellow paint.
If you use yellow bulbs, it will have a yellow tint a still be functional
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:14 PM   #63
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Awesome job man!

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Damn that looks so sexy! Great write up and thanks for answering everyone's questions without getting aggravated, not many people can do that as well as you have.

I soooooo want to do this but I am really worried about hurting my high beam output as I do a lot of night driving. Buuuut it looks so good I just may say screw it and do it anyway lol
As stated below, you can just use Yellow 2500k bulbs to get a similar look with good output performance. The yellow tint of paint will cut some light output but you have the added bonus of the cups being yellow with or without light hitting the reflector.

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i painted everything except the highbeam bowl. still works fantastic. i kinda regret not doing the high beam bowl in a stain glass yellow paint.
It's all good, the way you did it still leaves the option to add a colored bulb in the future or go back to stock high beams if you'd like.

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Totally true, thanks for commenting.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:28 AM   #64
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Picked up some Metal Cast ''Yellow'' and ''Shade'' today as well as some gloss black plastic paint, should be a fun weekend
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:57 AM   #65
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Awesome job man!
Thanks!
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:07 AM   #66
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Picked up some Metal Cast ''Yellow'' and ''Shade'' today as well as some gloss black plastic paint, should be a fun weekend
Sounds good man,
Be cautious with the gloss black though, you might find it to be to shiny for a headlight housing. The satin seems to match the OEM finish of the grill and other plastic pieces on the car. Gloss will adhere well but might stand out too much inside a reflective housing.

Good luck with the project and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them on here.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #67
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Stupid question but before I go out and buy plastic specific paint. Do you think I could use Duplicolor black caliper paint since its durable and good up to 500 degrees?

Also where do you buy the Dupli-color metal cast smoke/shadow all I can find at my local auto parts stores are purple,blue and red eww.

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Old 06-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #68
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Gloss will make your headlights look like a cheap plastic imitation. IMHO
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:19 PM   #69
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Stupid question but before I go out and buy plastic specific paint. Do you think I could use Duplicolor black caliper paint since its durable and good up to 500 degrees?

Also where do you buy the Dupli-color metal cast smoke/shadow all I can find at my local auto parts stores are purple,blue and red eww.
Caliper paint will work but it may be too glossy. Try it on something first. I have the red and have painted a few things it it's pretty glossy, i cant see the black being different. You shoukd be able to find high temp engine paint in flat. Grill paint will work too. Thats what i am going to use..
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:03 AM   #70
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Ill post pictures tomorrow but yea I agree now. I started painting them with the caliper paint but when it dried it was very weird it was glossy it some spots and flat in others. In the end I just used a flat black grille paint. Damn they look good...
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #71
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Sorry about all the glare and crappy cellphone pics.



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Old 06-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #72
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Damn, they came out good!
No worries on the pictures, the headlights are incredibly hard to photograph correctly.

Nice job!
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #73
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Sorry about all the glare and crappy cellphone pics.
You blacked out everything?
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:57 PM   #74
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You blacked out everything?
Yea I did
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #75
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The first thing that ever went in our new oven was my headlights.
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