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View Poll Results: What colors should I paint my headlights?
Black housing with color matched shrouds 10 47.62%
Black housing with silver shrouds 6 28.57%
Black housing with black shrouds 4 19.05%
Other (explain) 1 4.76%
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Old 10-19-2007
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Headlight painting

Im nearing the painting part of my projector retro, and trying to decide what color(s) to paint them. There are 2 peices...the headlight housing, and the shroud, or bezel...whatever you want to call it. Im thinking about painting the housings flat black and the shrouds the color of my truck. Here is a quick photoshop of my idea. Obviously it would look alot better than it looks here. My other choices are in the poll above.

This is what they look like currently.
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i'd leave the shrouds silver. That functions to accurately focus and reflect/project your headlight beams. Sometimes form over function works, but in this case, safety trumps all.
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I like the idea of color matching the shrouds. I'd rock it.
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i'd leave the shrouds silver. That functions to accurately focus and reflect/project your headlight beams. Sometimes form over function works, but in this case, safety trumps all.
Actually, im doing a projector retro now, and nothing is stock about these aftermarket headlights. Heres my retro thread.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=51772

The projectors dont use anything to reflect light outside of them, its all done inside the projectors.
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more opinions?
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Black and color matched. That will be sick you're doing an amazing job!
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ehh its free to paint your headlights otherwise i'd tell you to save money towards your future 00 to 01 thru 07 upgrade!
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I say color match the entire thing
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I say go with all black and pick up a set of black corner lights to match
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What if you painted it all silver or all black, and then painted an orange eyelid thing on the inside of the light cover?

i know somebody did an eyelid before and it looked pretty cool.
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I like the sound of black with the silver shroud.
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silver shrouds... orange would just look odd... by this time next year I'm gonna be doing this I hope...
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Nevermind......
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in ur original post up there, swap the colors. do, color matched around the shroud thing, and then the black rings... i think that would look cool
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nvm you've painted them already, guess they look okay
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