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I got my clear corners a few weeks ago and I was wishing that they where black to match my head lights. So I decided to paint them.

At first I was pretty worried to be putting my new corners in the oven but I decided the results would be worth it. I put my old ones in first and they came out great. So I primered and painted them before I stuck my new ones in the oven.

Overall the job wasnt to hard. The oven temp really differs from oven to oven. I had mine at 225 for 40 minutes. Finally I just had to pry them apart.

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Here are my stock corners waitng to be preped.

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I did two coats of primer on them. I am sure one would have worked fine but I missed a few spots the first time around.

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This kinda gives you an idea of what things look like. The black one is taped and painted. The taping was REALLY easy on these guys. I did three coats of paint just to make sure it was a good thick coat.

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Here are them put together. I like the results. The only thing I had a hard time with was the silicone but that was because the tubes back end exlpoded on me and I had to do it with my figer.

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Here they are on my truck. They look alot better then the CLEAR corners.

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Sweet man. I'll be doing this afternoon when my 06 corners get in. Can't wait!
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looks good....matches a lot better than the clears
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looks cool, for some reason i like the clears better though.
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NICE! I still really need to do this to my old set of clears, or my 06+ corners. I want to have the "reflector" stay chrome. Basicially do exactly what Bob aka Rwenzing did to his 06+ corners. Can't stand my all black corners.
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Looks great! I need to do this!
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NICE! I still really need to do this to my old set of clears, or my 06+ corners. I want to have the "reflector" stay chrome. Basicially do exactly what Bob aka Rwenzing did to his 06+ corners. Can't stand my all black corners.
Thats what I'm going to be doinggggg nice weekend! And Bob didn't leave the reflector chrome.
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And Bob didn't leave the reflector chrome.
Ahem..........excuse me?.....

DANGIT!! I was wrong. lol. I even looked it up. Who is the guy with the niteshaded amber reflector w/ black painted inside/chrome inside reflector?? I know it's a white edge, also with modded headlamps. I seemed to not save the pics!
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Very nice...Kudos to you for such an awesome job!
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Bob didn't leave the reflector chrome.
I originally wanted to leave the reflectors chrome and black out the rest like the headlight mod. As you can see in the photo below, the reflector is larger top to bottom than the amber part. I wasn't sure if it would look OK that way or not so I just blacked out the whole reflector. It still works OK at night.

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Bob, the lens rim. Is that painted inside or outside?
I ask because the little fins it appears to usually have are not visible on yours.
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Bob, the lens rim. Is that painted inside or outside?
I ask because the little fins it appears to usually have are not visible on yours.
It is painted on the inside and the ridges are also on the inside. The black paint makes the ridges much less apparent, eliminating the whitish halo effect around the perimeter of the corner.
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the black corners look great
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Here's my blackout headlites and 06 corners that I bought from an old member. I don't know if he modded the corners, or if he found them like that.....but it's basically just like Bob's....

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Ah I can't wait until I can do mine, its gonna look awesome
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That looks so much better! Good Job!
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