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Blue Headlight Mod and Black Billet Grill

Alright, so I painted my lame chrome billet grill and did the headlight mod today...i'll show off my 06 badges i did the other day too

i started off (following instructions of course) by melting the glue in the oven. I used 250 and I have no idea on time, i just checked it every minute or two to see if it would budge



then i cracked them open



then my girlfriend helped tape them up (she's a fashion student, she said it's just like draping or something) anyways, she did an awesome job and it took her like 3 minutes...seriously





ready for paint



primed



painted



and now on to my girll

i made my own "paint shop" out of a tree and some wire



and heres all my finished product shots...sorry for the picture whoring..i know you guys like pics, and i took like 15



















You can see...the color is way off!!!



thats what I"m pissed about...the color is SO off, but it still looks good. I was tempted to just do black after I saw the color, but I don't know how great that would look. Opinions???

I'm going to do 06 corners too, so, I was thinking just to crack open my lights again and paint em black, either that or buy new ones and do the headlight mod in black and do 06 corners in black again.

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Everything was easy, but i'm mad about the color being off. I still think it looks awesome and 100 percent improvement. I can't wait for 06 corners, but the real question...black, or the color I have now. I kinda like the blue.

And I don't get it, I color-matched the paint...it looked fine on a piece of bare metal I had, but on the headlights with the cover on, it kinda changed the color a bit...I don't know, I'll give it a few days!

Anyways, IMO, I love it!!! The black grill and the headlight mod set it off...oh ya, 06 corners too baby!



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nice seeing your own color truck with mods done to it.. kinda gives me ideas now, sucks about the color not matching.. it looks like sonic blue. i'd just do mine black, maybe some day.
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I didn't notice the colours being different until you pointed it out. So I think it'll be alright with the blue. It looks good. You should put your Ford emblem on the grill, then it'd look even better. And the corners will help a lot too.
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I didn't notice the colours being different until you pointed it out. So I think it'll be alright with the blue. It looks good. You should put your Ford emblem on the grill, then it'd look even better. And the corners will help a lot too.
You think I should put the emblem on the grill? I was considering it the other day.

I am definetly doing 06 corners...I think bob has em for 65...I just want to wait, theres a long list of mods for me to do!
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Defenitely. It's kind of plain without it, and it's blue, your truck is blue, it'd look sweet.
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yea do the emblem.
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your truck looks to be bright island blue, not sonic blue, maybe a clue as to the color differences.

looks great though, nice start to a long list of mods to come.
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your truck looks to be bright island blue, not sonic blue, maybe a clue as to the color differences.

looks great though, nice start to a long list of mods to come.
Yea, my truck IS bright island blue (i hope so) and I had the paint matched by a local company (actually a friend) and it looked perfect on a scrap piece of metal, but I guess behind the lamp it changed it or something. It doesn't matter, I still like it!!! I'm going to put that emblem on right now...in 5 mins i'll post a pic
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hurry!!!!!!!!!!!!j/k
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It's been 5 mins. Where that picture?! Don't make me wait! I don't like to wait.
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It's been 5 mins. Where that picture?! Don't make me wait! I don't like to wait.
i didn't get it, i took pics though...sorry it took so long, it doesn't look bad now, the sun was shining before, it's almost dark now

i didn't want to take off my grill again and thats the only way that badge will go on

















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I think it looks good man. I say leave them how they are.
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temp fix...3m trim tape.

is therre a hole in the top of the grill that you could reach behind. i cut small holes in the posts and used wire to attach the the emblem to the grill.
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temp fix...3m trim tape.

is therre a hole in the top of the grill that you could reach behind. i cut small holes in the posts and used wire to attach the the emblem to the grill.
eh, it's pretty tight back there!

i'll do it one day...maybe the next mod day I have
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update: I got some bright island blue spray paint from underdog (i just ordered it) so I am going to crack apart my headlights again and re-spray them. I am going to maybe buy those 06 corners soon

edit/update: I just bought clear corners, I'm going to mod them (hopefully successfully) to bright island blue

and one question...does anyone know how to fix the chrome that came off of the headlight? I had some little chips come off, I was thinking about just putting on that chrome reflective tape, or maybe even find something similar.

I ask this b/c next time around I'm thinking about fixing all those little spots. Quite a few came off, should I just use touch up paint?

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nonono! I have a better idea. I 'll trade you my unblemished headlights for you to paint, and your sonic blues will match my truck.

I'll even throw in a little something extra for your hard work :)

What say you?
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looks great. very nice. that is one mod i dont have the guts to do.
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im with him^^^ dunno about the whole throwin my headlights in the oven part...but i dont think your truck is sonic blue? or did you know that cause if you look at zachs or my truck compaired to yours its more off a light blue but it looks good..i still love the black headlights though and the grill...awsome man keep it up! glad to see another guy has his gf slavin away too LOL
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im with him^^^ dunno about the whole throwin my headlights in the oven part...but i dont think your truck is sonic blue? or did you know that cause if you look at zachs or my truck compaired to yours its more off a light blue but it looks good..i still love the black headlights though and the grill...awsome man keep it up! glad to see another guy has his gf slavin away too LOL
haha, gotta get the girl to work. She's gotta pay her share of work!

Yea, I just figured out that I definetly messed the paint color up.

It's bright island blue.
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LOL..well looks like you gotta paint your truck sonic blue lol..its kooler n e wayz LOL

EDIT: you send my yours ill send you mine haha...if they were only black

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try looking at Krylon Fusion Patriot Blue paint too...got it al wal-mart. thats what i used to color my bezels. just another option!
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Looks pretty good, I think it will look better with the correct color to match for sure.
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gosh, you have guts too crack open them headlights, becase I don't. My project is getting new speakers hopefully placing the order this week and thats about it.
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gosh, you have guts too crack open them headlights, becase I don't. My project is getting new speakers hopefully placing the order this week and thats about it.
Bro, I'm off sunday, I'll help ya do it! Or actually maybe another day would be good. Let me know, I'm right around the corner from ya. I gotta do mine again anyways. (actually all I need to do is razor blade the corners (it's silicon)

I can help ya w/ speakers too, I did mine, it's cake!

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I'm good, if I had a black truck, I would do them black. I see that you have some coming up mods to do, so if you need help with that, let me know.

The comp. Boston accustic's I might need help on the amp settings, because I've never used comp's before.
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