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Old 12-26-2009, 10:25 AM
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ive been wanting to black out my headlights for awhile and since i plan on getting hid lights soon i figured to do everything at once.

im guessing that to black out the headlights im going to have to bake the lights and, in short paint the inside. if anyone has any detail on this process or any tips and/or advice thats exactly what im looking for
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:34 AM
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heat 1 at a time in the oven @ 125-150 degrees for 8 minutes

take out and pull apart. if it wont pull apart bake longer repeat till its apart.

once apart mask off what you dont want black. use a non gloss black paint.

seal it up with clear water proof sealer
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:45 AM
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thanks a lot sounds simple enough
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Old 12-26-2009, 10:59 AM
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good pictures showing what to mask off



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Old 01-03-2010, 12:11 AM
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What does blacking out the headlights look like when its done?? is that legal?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:37 AM
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Yes it is legal all your doing is painting the back part not the actual reflector part

It's best to buy some corners that are already blacked out or get some clear ones and do those also

this is what it looks like done

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Old 01-03-2010, 12:15 PM
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Wow thats really cool.. so you have to put ur headlights in the oven to get the front (clear) part off?? then how do u get that front part back on?
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:33 PM
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you silicon seal them back up, or you can go on ebay and buy some if your not comfortable putting your headlights in the oven
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:53 PM
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I recommend the clear bath tub silicone stuff it's water proof and holds great.

If the oven freaks you out hit bay you can get corners and headlights for a fair price
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:57 PM
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will the oven trick work on my older 1990 ranger lights
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no clue I have never seen anyone that has done it.
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:04 PM
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I think im gonna give it a try. so the baking jus is to loosten up the sealant thats already holding the headlights together?? I blacked out my tails w/ the window tint. 20%, and i don't think it turned out really nice!! i don't think its too dark, but it looks good w/ my black truck
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Ya baking it just helps separate the sealant on there.

Just bake on lowest setting for 8 minutes and try to pull apart. then repeat if necessary
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:12 PM
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haha cool ya doesnt' seem too complicated! i think im gonna do the window tinting thing on the front turn signals insted of buying new ones. they'll turn out as dark as my tails so it'll look pretty sweet haha.. and im not too overly worried about not havin the brightest front turn signals, half the time i don't use em lol
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:55 AM
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Default Re: blacking out headlights

i havent taken my headlights out of the truck yet, but do you put the whole thing (including plastic) in the oven? as in just unplug from the truck and put the whole assembly in there?
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