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Painting Headlights

Can I paint the inside of my headlights and if so how do i go about doing this? I have a friend with a Cobalt who said he threw his in the oven to seperate the headlight so he could paint it. I just wanted to check with some Ranger people to see if that process would work or if Id do damage

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do a search for headlight mod
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what color?
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Yeah thats what you do, just bake em on low in the oven and check them often, the glue will soften allowing you to separate them. Just mask of the reflectors, spray the paint on and them seal them back up and you'll be good to go.
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The headlight mod is really slick it sets off the front end a lot. If you do it make sure you throw up some pictures on here
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I have an extra stock set of headlights if you'd like to have a pair to play with
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alon pm me with details about the headlights, im interested
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Two Things...

What collor... Yellow or Black Im leaning towards black but yellows unique.

and...

Any suggestions on getting that perfect water tight seal back? Silicone adhesive i know but anything else
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Clear Corner painting process anyone??


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I say go yellow in the lights and honestly i dont know about the corners, just go clear with them
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Go black I don't think the yellow will turn out well.
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If he color matched the yellow to his truck it might be sick
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corners have been done.....in a similar fashion as the headlamp housings. But i hear they are harder than the headlamp housings. Get yourself a set of clear corners, and mod those....because modding stock ambers are fugly. lol.

Or....you can always get the lamps off ebay that are already done up like that....you can see my ebay ones in my avatar. They be like $140 shipped....headlamps and corners.
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If he color matched the yellow to his truck it might be sick
x2 muse! They would be sick. caugh caugh.


imo.
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Yea I guess it could go both ways Yellows unique but black is prolly the sweetest look out there.
And I dont know about 140 Im tryin to save up to re gear and possibly bag it depending on how much that is...
I thot about tinting the corners with spray tint?????
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bag an edge? have fun there.

I think there's a member over there at RPS that niteshaded his corners. i'll see if i can find a pic.
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ha yea ive heard its a lot of custom mods... ill see I want big.

And yea if you can find pics that would be sweet

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nosebleed is the member. He used a product callen Lamin-X.....i guess it's like a headlight protective deal that's avalible in a darker color....


And here's RF member Buck.......
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I like the blue rangers better than the other thanks for gettin the pics and info ill post pics prolly this weekend after I get it done.. or whenever that is
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is this somewhat illegal to do?
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What's illegal about it? Dodge Chargers come with the blacked out headlamps straight from the factory.

You still retain the two forward facing headlamps, you still retain the forward facing turnsignals, as well as running lights. The only thing you are modding is what the headlamps don't use to reflect light.....the dead space.

The clear corner lights have been an area of concern for some folks, because it has a white reflector instead of an amber one, but i've ran those for more than 5 years on two different rangers with no problems. White reflector in the front is legal in my state.
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So Im going to buy spray tint online since no where in town has the stuff. And I dont believe its illegal either. Hell I see so many people rockin blacked out headlights and were just talkin bout th\e corners...
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Buck owns the red Ranger? Im very curious about his light/push bar. Ive been wanting one of those for so long now!
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