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Old 08-08-2001, 02:21 PM   #1
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Default Painted my stock WRX headlights and removed yellow bubble

Last night, my friend and I painted my headlights. It was a pain in the ass to take 'em apart ...until we popped em in the oven, then they came right off. I won't have enough money to buy morettes at the moment, so I guess I'm gonna have to stick with these "JDM's" for now. What do you guys think?
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:27 PM   #2
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Default yo ray

looks pretty siiiick man......those jdm's cost too much anyhow. no projectors though nice cost effective upgrade though. i like!!
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:31 PM   #3
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looks good. you weren't affraid that the oven would melt the plastic?
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:35 PM   #4
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Looks trick, but pic is a bit blury.
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:50 PM   #5
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when you remove that colored bubble...is the bulb underneath it colored? I mean if I turn on my turn signal, will it be a white or a yellow/orange?
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Old 08-08-2001, 02:57 PM   #6
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The bulb under the bubble is CLEAR, so when its lit up, the light will be off-white.
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Old 08-08-2001, 03:07 PM   #7
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This does look pretty good.

Now if only it were color matched... I wonder how that would look.
I'm betting pretty good too, maybe even better than the black frame effect

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Old 08-08-2001, 03:18 PM   #8
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Question subaru logo

How did you get the blue subaru logo in the front grill? DId you paint that? I've only seen the pink one and I don't really like that on the blue car
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Old 08-08-2001, 03:35 PM   #9
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Yeah, I painted the blue logo. Just use acetone or polish remover to remove the black part and then just paint under it. Getting the black **** off is a bitch.
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Old 08-08-2001, 03:36 PM   #10
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Im gonna be copying off of you tonite!
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Old 08-08-2001, 04:51 PM   #11
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been there, done that hehe. www.scoobymods.com
Just curious, why'd you paint them? Just for the look or does it make the blinker more defined? I really am curious.
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Old 08-08-2001, 05:40 PM   #12
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I wanted the yellow part off.......and i figured i might as well paint to make em look JDM style
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Old 08-08-2001, 05:55 PM   #13
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Looks cool
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Old 08-08-2001, 06:19 PM   #14
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If you like that badge mod go for the lighted badge mod. I did it to my Rex and my fathers 00 RS and everywhere we go people look and comment. They are both painted very lightly gloss white so I could change the color of the bulb whenever I wanted. Mine has a yellow bulb for the yellow car with matching clear corner lights and my fathers is white to match the white car. I will probably put a super white in his in the future. You will love it.

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Old 08-08-2001, 06:34 PM   #15
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Looks great. I was thinking about doing exactly the same thing, but you beat me to it

The pics are not clear, can you post more pics from different angles?
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Old 08-08-2001, 10:21 PM   #16
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Here's another pic
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Old 08-09-2001, 09:01 AM   #17
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Talking ooooooooooooooooooo

What kinda paint did you use, that looks DAMN good.
I wasn't going to paint it, but with that up close shot, that looks beautiful!
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Old 08-09-2001, 05:01 PM   #18
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That looks great!
Do you think you could write up a step by step how-to?
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Old 08-09-2001, 05:11 PM   #19
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www.scoobymods.com i already did a write up on clearing out the headlights. All you need to do is paint the backing once you get the peices apart. I'm only guessing but black rustoleum would probably do the trick. Any definite on the brand?
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Old 08-09-2001, 05:15 PM   #20
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Lightbulb

I was going to use a brush on testor's paint, but then I throught about the heat and was wondering if I needed to use high temp paint or of the regular stuff would work.
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Old 08-09-2001, 05:21 PM   #21
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rustoleum is good enough to stay on my gas grille i assume the headlight doesn't get over 450 degrees.
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Old 08-09-2001, 05:30 PM   #22
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Talking lol

I hope not...Rustoleum it is!

I'm gonna go screw up my headlights tonight guys, wish me luck!
I have to borrow the girfriends hairdryer as I actually don't own one Honey can I borrow your hairdrier for a night?, hahahaha thats gonna go over well....
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Old 08-09-2001, 05:36 PM   #23
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Use High-temperature, black, non-glossy paint at Kragen. It should say 500 degrees on it. Its whats used on the engine, and it works fairly well, and looks pretty good
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Old 08-09-2001, 05:47 PM   #24
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Default wait a min

Non glossy?
I was going to use really glossy paint....did you use non glossy?
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Old 08-09-2001, 06:07 PM   #25
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Yeah, I used non-glossy, but thats just me. It's up to you on what you want. I don't think it would hurt though.
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