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that looks awesome man, if i had a Gen 4 I would definately send you a set of mine to paint them like that


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wow i guess we can open any headlight that way

one off mine is giving me a dimmer reflection

maybe dirt or some other thing in my disco ball


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Since your headlamps were chrome and now black (except for the back reflector)...do you see a difference in lighting? Has it gone down?
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i haven't seen a difference in lighting other then it seems the light beam is in more of a pattern the scattered like before.. i haven't noticed a difference that much but that could be from having h.i.d's to.. maybe if i had regular bulbs i could tell if there was a big difference in lighting or not..i mean i haven't really drove the car yet on roads other then around the block..i'll let you guys know tomorrow when i drive some back roads and such coming back from my parents house tomorrow after dinner..

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You just saved yourself a lot of money. Good mod.


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hmm. just wondering if you used the right paint. when i look at my headlights the black is very glossy, almost like the chrome. the pics might be makin it look different but it doesnt look glossy. do the headlights still shine the same? other than that it looks good, now u just need to paint the car black and add centennial rims and badges and nobody will no from the outside.


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hmm. just wondering if you used the right paint. when i look at my headlights the black is very glossy, almost like the chrome. the pics might be makin it look different but it doesnt look glossy. do the headlights still shine the same? other than that it looks good, now u just need to paint the car black and add centennial rims and badges and nobody will no from the outside.
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they are slightly gloassy.. i got a lower gloss paint.. i knew flat black would be way to dull and i wasn't sure if a gloss black would be too glossy. so i went with a satin-semi gloss black.. so it's not shiny but its no dull ethier..

they seem to shine the same so far.. i have to see tonight when i do some driving.. i really didn't drive the car last night other then round the block so i cant say for sure if they lighting changed.. i'll let you guys know tonight

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Very Nice Write Up, they look kick ass! we should get this pinned


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ricey of course but im curious what it would look like if they were painted body colour instead of black.

and as for the question about if light output has gone down, no it shouldnt because he painted the chrome parts that wasnt part of the light reflector parabola. light out put will stay the same.
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ricey of course but im curious what it would look like if they were painted body colour instead of black.

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they might not look to bad.. some of the ranger guys over at www.rangerpowersports.com have color macthed their headlights to the trucks color and it dont look to bad but on some it does.. it depends on the color

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