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This is a discussion on painting back of headlights within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Ok quick question. I'm doing some painting under the hood like the nose support and a few other little items. ...

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    Ok quick question. I'm doing some painting under the hood like the nose support and a few other little items. well I want to paint the headlights so how do these baby's come out? I don't want to mess up here and break them. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by casperss View Post
    Ok quick question. I'm doing some painting under the hood like the nose support and a few other little items. well I want to paint the headlights so how do these baby's come out? I don't want to mess up here and break them. thanks
    There is a 10mm bolt on the back of the headlight in the upper center. Remove that bolt and then slide the headlight out. It takes some maneuvering to get the headlight out, but its fairly simple. Be sure to remove both bulbs first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    There is a 10mm bolt on the back of the headlight in the upper center. Remove that bolt and then slide the headlight out. It takes some maneuvering to get the headlight out, but its fairly simple. Be sure to remove both bulbs first.
    Thanks man.....

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    Well they are out and painted. and they look great IMO. And wow those lights are a bit tough to take out, now I just hope they go back in without me damaging my new paint. Thanks Y2KPewterSS for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    There is a 10mm bolt on the back of the headlight in the upper center. Remove that bolt and then slide the headlight out. It takes some maneuvering to get the headlight out, but its fairly simple. Be sure to remove both bulbs first.
    dang just one bolt cool............it looked like more than that. Should high temp paint be used ?

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    Doesnt have to be, but I used it for good measure.

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    Like Mike said, doesn't have to be, but I used it for good measure as well.

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    maxwhacks and I used black gloss vinyl

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    [QUOTE=Fury_786;1572631]maxwhacks and I used black gloss vinyl

    worked waaay better than using black rattle can

    but Y2K is the exception, everything he does is flawless [/QUOT]

    Maxwacks ????

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    maxwax...has a silver Z

    he hasnt been on in a little while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fury_786 View Post
    maxwax...has a silver Z

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    so u used brush on paint ?

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    using black rattle can

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    Well I've got it all back together and man what a difference it made. Here is a few pics. not the best quality but my camera is broken and I had to use my phone. Sorry




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    maxwhacks and I used black gloss vinyl

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    Thanks

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    Well I've got it all back together and man what a difference it made. Here is a few pics. not the best quality but my camera is broken and I had to use my phone. Sorry
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    Looks good Casper

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    dang just one bolt cool............it looked like more than that. Should high temp paint be used ?
    Only if your painting them Red

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    Thanks guy's.... Now what can I paint?

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    Thanks guy's.... Now what can I paint?
    All the hood brackets and headlight brackets

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