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I know I'm not seeing things... I saw one a while back and one here just recently...

Was there an option for headlights with a factory blackout treatment on the areas around the actual light portions? I just saw one last week parked on a side street and I WANT those headlights...

If I don't do that, has anoone tried to remove the plastic cover from the headlights to paint / modify them themselves? I have worked on other cars where you could just put the headlights in the oven (LOW TEMP!) for a couple minutes and that would soften the adhesive enough that you could pull them apart...

I have a black car and I would love to get a bit of the chrome look out and some more dark in... also get some nightshades on teh ugly amber reflector...
 

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i believe the centenial edition came with blacked out lights, they werent really black from what i remember though. i think they were just more along the lines of lightly tinted.

also, detroit raver bought some headlight covers that made hers black. and i bet she still has the link somewhere :)
 

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I've seen them on the 100th anniversary edition as well as a black Sport edition (what the hell is the sport edition? The 24v DOHC emblems had Sport in them)
 

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Yep, looks like the centennial edition is what I saw... looking online, I was able to get a price of $150 per side... can anyone find a cheaper price?

I looked at a couple online sites and car-parts.com... there was one set used from a wrecker, but they wanted $155 each... no thanks, I'll buy new...
 

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ford parts network doesent even list the centennial editions. i guess if you want them bad enough you are going to have to fork up the $300.

but if you are going to spend that much anyways, i would strongly suggest gettinga can of night shades first. you dont have to go pitch black, i put a light coat on my haedlights and get a very nice, subtle tint effect. that is a much cheaper alternative, and if you odnt like the way it looks you arent out that much :)
 

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do em yourself... just pull your headlight assy off and mask off the center of the lense (or whatever part you want clear) with painters tape... and spray away.... if you make a mistake, just use some paint thinner or something to get it off..... DO NOT USE ACETONE.... bad experience there...

I dunno about the g4, but the g3 reflector assy comes out of the lense/lense tube... if it's the same on the g4 you can do it that way (prolly better anyways)...

but i sprayed my old headligts with anodized blue and then sprayed some of the metallic undercoat on top to give it a 'flake' look... then i covered it in clearcoat... looked alright...

This is b4 the clearcoat tho
 

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The blacked out headlamps came on the 2003 SEL Centennial Edition Tauruses...I did find them at http://www.fordpartsdirect.net for $200/each (the standard headlamp assemblies are $185/each...

Or you can try and do it yourself, there are step-by-step directions somewhere here that you can find with the search feature...
 

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yeah well the 100th ann. headlamps...the only part i believe that is blackened is the head light..not the parking light...so it would most likely look better to do the whole thing yourself and save a little money too..
 

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and all i can say is *bling*.... lol :D

one shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiny gen4 right thurrr
 
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