headlight painting mod - inside - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-16-2009
coleary15's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 343
headlight painting mod - inside

ok ive looked everywhere for this how to or atleast decent instructions and i cant find them. i want to paint the inside of my head lights black but b4 i try that does anyone have a write up?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-16-2009
Robin Hood's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 789
Generation-Edge.info Forum - Headlight Mod

While your at it, paint that reflector that is in front of the headlamp bulb, it looks pretty cool.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-16-2009
coleary15's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 343
thanks man, i want to do it but i don't wanna ruin them, my dad would kill me because he hasn't really noticed anything i've painted so far lol
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-16-2009
Robin Hood's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 789
you can buy a set off of ebay, they make em already blacked out with tinted corners...

thats what i did because I couldn't get mine apart.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-16-2009
Ranger_Envy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newton, Ks
Posts: 845
I agree with the buying them off ebay. I'm all for doing a mod yourself but when I tried to do my stockers when I'd pull the masking tape off the chrome reflective material would come off with the tape. So I said screw it and bought the ebay ones.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-17-2009
coleary15's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 343
yeah thats what im afraid of, but no money = no new lights
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-17-2009
Marcaronio's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Spring Hill, FL
Posts: 560
If it is your father's truck maybe you should respect what he has given/loaned you and ask permission before you do anything to it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-17-2009
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: 559, CA
Posts: 1,174
Such a terrible mod. Not only do you ahve to deal with possibly not getting em apart, and heating them too much ruining them, and the chrome coming off with the tape, but then there's also the prospect of not sealing them up good enough and water seeping in over time. I did the mod to the corners and went thru 2 sets of em before I did it right without destroying them. And they still didnt look that great because you could see the line of clear silicone from the outside and no matter how neatly I applied it it just didn't look nice from up close. And I had a minor seeping issue with one of them. I would have spent less money had I just bought the f***ing black ones off ebay from the start.
And all for a mod thats played out and doesnt even look that cool on Rangers lol thats why I went back to stock

Last edited by gts007; 12-17-2009 at 02:33 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-17-2009
coleary15's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 343
no its my truck, i just finished paying him off for
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-05-2010
--weezl--'s Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Calgary AB, Canada
Posts: 3,139
i did mine, had no issues, i heated them a little too long, and a little too hot, so they got a little crystalized (lenses) but it looked awesome! i used black silicone, so you couldn't see it...
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-05-2010
jlstang351's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Covington,GA
Posts: 578
Quote:
Originally Posted by gts007 View Post
Such a terrible mod. Not only do you ahve to deal with possibly not getting em apart, and heating them too much ruining them, and the chrome coming off with the tape, but then there's also the prospect of not sealing them up good enough and water seeping in over time. I did the mod to the corners and went thru 2 sets of em before I did it right without destroying them. And they still didnt look that great because you could see the line of clear silicone from the outside and no matter how neatly I applied it it just didn't look nice from up close. And I had a minor seeping issue with one of them. I would have spent less money had I just bought the f***ing black ones off ebay from the start.
And all for a mod thats played out and doesnt even look that cool on Rangers lol thats why I went back to stock
you know they make black silicone.....Mine has no leaks after 6 months I use industrial adhesive that we seal down polymer here at work. works great and its black.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: 02 headlight housing with the black on the inside? - NY 03RangerInROC Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 4 04-07-2011 07:03 AM
Painting inside of clear taillights? SouthernMudSlinger New Ideas 9 10-05-2006 11:54 PM
need help painting inside of truck cbranger96 Interior Semi-Tech 7 05-08-2006 01:57 PM
cleaning inside of headlight rangererv Auto Detailing 101 10 08-12-2005 09:08 PM
Painting Inside Skyjacker_44 Interior Semi-Tech 6 07-05-2004 01:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.