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Old 09-11-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Norton, MA
2012 WRX Premium
Lightning Red

Default 2012 WRX: No more chrome housing headlights!

I've never been too fond of the chrome look of the 2012 headlights. I decided to research a bit and take on this project. Here's the process:

Initial picture of the car.

Pulled into the garage. Time to do this!

Bumper off.

Headlights off and into the oven. If anyone is curious, I put them in for 15 minutes at 225.

Housings out.

Scuffed them up a bit, then started painting.

I gave them plenty of light coats.

Reverse order to put it all back together.


Picture of car for comparison to initial picture. Also installed rear flaps, dipped the chrome trim beneath the windows and installed AVS slim window visors.

I used a thread I found here to walk me thru the process of removing and opening the headlights. Here's the link for those interested. Feel free to ask me any questions and thanks for checking this out!
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