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to paint or not to paint?

What do you guys think?

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probably remove the orange all the way though
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Wow that black is good looking. do it.
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im talking headlights that is...
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Instead of black, you could color match the headlights and keep the orange. Idk I see too much blacked out and nightshaded crap here its rediculous
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i bet that truck is massive in real life.
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to me it looks good the way it is
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The black one? Yeah deuce deuces and 37s.
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I like them as-is.
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I say leave it alone
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Yeah I say leave it alone now too. Maybe it's just that picture but i like stock better
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For some reason I like just the black stripe through the middle.

But it also looks good stock. Tough choice.
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Headlights?


Yes, paint them. They look great.
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I like them as is.
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Yes, paint them. They look great.
people keep telling me to leave them, around here everyone is stock. not to mention it is like the only chrome on the whole thing. I dislike chrome!!

I am pretty sure if i post it on PSN they will say to paint it. haha
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Any chance you can get a better picture with one with the painted headlights?
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people keep telling me to leave them, around here everyone is stock. not to mention it is like the only chrome on the whole thing. I dislike chrome!!

I am pretty sure if i post it on PSN they will say to paint it. haha
Either way looks good to me, so I was trying to save you money. Really just depends on what way you are trying to go with it, painted a theme or color-match or chrome. If you paint the headlights what color would you go with? I think color-match to the lower body color would look very good. Ever thought about doing the same with the grille and side vent emblems, but with the body color? That would tie everything in if you did the headlights. I say keep the orange unless you plan to tint it on the mirrors too.
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Later on tonight I'll photoshop them on your truck. Goin fishing offshore now, enjoy your snow :P
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I'm biased, as I loooove my Harley's on my 00' . . . but yeah I think black with no reflector would tie into the black grille/bumper vents and the rest of the black on the truck (as they are, the chrome almost stands out a bit gaudy).

I'd wait for a photoshop of it though, but I think it'd look great, not that the truck doesn't already!
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I say paint and lift!
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Not the cleanest lines but enough to give you an idea


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Thanks korey. That looks really good. I actually like both styles. Maybe the one with the orange the most?

What do you guys think? As for cost savings it's like 15$ in supplies. Not much at all. I was going to work on it tomorrow but the weather isn't going to permit it and I need the truck. So maybe another weekend.
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Do it and then change the ones on the mirrors too. Do they make those in clear?
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Paint them but leave the amber.
At most, run a LIGHT cost of nightshade on the amber (inside the assembly of course) to make it more subtle.
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Paint them but leave the amber.
At most, run a LIGHT cost of nightshade on the amber (inside the assembly of course) to make it more subtle.
Couldn't agree more.
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