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Headlight mod complete!

Baked my corners and lights yesterday and today. Went fairly well, no cracking or melting thank goodness. I thought I would do something a little different and used duplicolor metalcast in smoke. It gave the lights a black chrome finish that is still highly reflective so I am happy with it.

Let me know what you guys think!

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Letting the silicon cure tonight and I will have them on some time tomorrow.

I also did a quick write up how to for the corners since I could find no info on how to do the corners ( even though it is almost identical to the headlights)

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...lights-105069/

those of you that have done the corners post up if you have any tricks to add.
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will look great man! can't wait to see them on the truck lol
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VERY COOL!!! Really like the paint choice!! I think I may have to copy you when I do my projectors.

About time someone did clear corners like that!!! Welcome to the painted+chrome reflector corner club!!




EDIT: oh yeah....thanks for the how-to. You saved me. HAHA. I've been meaning to write ALOT of things up...that being one of them. lol.
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Letting the silicon cure tonight and I will have them on some time tomorrow.
Thats the step i messed up on! i didnt let em cure long enough, now i have a nice film of silicone baked onto the lense. Hopefully i'll find some lights cheap at a wreckers or something to fix the problem..Lights look nice!
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VERY COOL!!! Really like the paint choice!!

About time someone did clear corners like that!!! Welcome to the painted+chrome reflector corner club!!
Thanks guys in the sun it looks freaking awesome! I bought a set of painted black headlights and 06 corners from Justin about a month ago and just thought the gloss black was kinda boring so I figured I would try something new on my stock lights while the black ones were on the truck.
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EDIT: oh yeah....thanks for the how-to. You saved me. HAHA. I've been meaning to write ALOT of things up...that being one of them. lol.
No problem man it was an easy one to do and hopefully it will save a few corners from being melted lol, I was really worried about melting mine.
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looks good mang
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No problem man it was an easy one to do and hopefully it will save a few corners from being melted lol, I was really worried about melting mine.
YUP!! Added some to your how-to, btw. hehe.
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EDIT: oh yeah....thanks for the how-to. You saved me. HAHA. I've been meaning to write ALOT of things up...that being one of them. lol.
have an anti-collision how to? lol


anyways, looks good..do mine now!
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well got the new lights in but had a bit of an issue...

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a little bit of foging in the lenses but the bigger issue is one of the lenses flew off! apparently I did not let the silicone cure long enough. so all that work for nothing! any body got a clear corner lens or corner they want to get rid of?
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ooo...damn!! that sucks!! Yeah.....goober the stuff in the hole and clamp it up overnight. I've never had that happen to me. That just sucks!!! Maybe next time round paint the ring! When crap happens, come new ways to do things!!
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I have a set of 04 amber corners for sale. Don't know if they will work for you or not. If so, PM me.
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I have a set of 04 amber corners for sale. Don't know if they will work for you or not. If so, PM me.
He wants clear corners
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I have a set of 04 amber corners for sale. Don't know if they will work for you or not. If so, PM me.
Ya I have a set of ambers and I have a set of modded 06 corners, nput the black lights back on and seal these ones up real good, gonna seal the other ones up real good and let them cure real well this time.
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That last pic, you can really see the black chrome look of the paint in the corner.
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Doh, missed the clear part.
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That last pic, you can really see the black chrome look of the paint in the corner.
thanks it looked sweet while it lasted. guess I will pull them off seal them back up and order up a new set of clear corners eventually.

But on the bright side I did at least get the blinker mod done.
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Very nice, I was actually thinking about doing the same thing with the same paint just a little lighter a while ago but decided to just do a light tint on the housing instead. Came out pretty good looking except for the problems lol
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Ya I am really happy with the look, just gonna pick up a cheap set of white housing clears of ebay and steal one of the lenses then just seal them up really well.
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ooo...damn!! that sucks!! Yeah.....goober the stuff in the hole and clamp it up overnight. I've never had that happen to me. That just sucks!!! Maybe next time round paint the ring! When crap happens, come new ways to do things!!
Happened to josh's truck too! lol It was funny. We were riding down the road and josh noticed it. We stopped and found it in pieces lol.
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