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This is a discussion on Painting headlights within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Anyone ever taken the stock headlights off and painted the surfaces that aren't lights? If so, what paint did you ...

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    Painting headlights

    Anyone ever taken the stock headlights off and painted the surfaces that aren't lights? If so, what paint did you use and what are some tips? If not, and you bought others, where did you get em from?
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    You mean the whistler mod?? Paint the reflector inside the headlight?

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    Yes. What paint do you use for that?

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    I thought there was a sticky on the whistler mod in the appearance section. But, I couldn't find one for you. I'd probably use Duplicolor. But, I'm guessing any paint that adheres well to plastic will do though.

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    When you spray them, post pics. Whistlers look hot on Camaros.

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    You can find info on google. Just type whistler mod.

    I used flat black rust oleum. Doesn't look that good. I had no choice
    You can use duplicolor gloss black.
    Steps to paint and remove are easy.
    Take the headlights off
    Remove 4 metal clips on each headlight
    Put them in the oven 20-25 min at 200 degrees
    The cover should come really easy.
    If it doesn't put in back in the oven for few more mins
    Cover the back reflector with blue tape. (idk the brand)
    Then with stell wool polish the area you want to paint till the chrome is gone
    Apply 2/3 coats of paint.
    Let it dry.
    Put some black headgasket silicone
    Remove the old glue first
    Put the cover and clips back. Your ready to go.
    You gonna take bout 2 hours for all this

    Good luck. I can post pics if u like.

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    I will post pics of the process.

    Sure send some pics so i can cbeck it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    I thought there was a sticky on the whistler mod in the appearance section. But, I couldn't find one for you. I'd probably use Duplicolor. But, I'm guessing any paint that adheres well to plastic will do though.
    I didnt see it in the sticky's. All i saw was the back part thats in the engine bay to be painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    You can find info on google. Just type whistler mod.

    I used flat black rust oleum. Doesn't look that good. I had no choice
    You can use duplicolor gloss black.
    Steps to paint and remove are easy.
    Take the headlights off
    Remove 4 metal clips on each headlight
    Put them in the oven 20-25 min at 200 degrees
    The cover should come really easy.
    If it doesn't put in back in the oven for few more mins
    Cover the back reflector with blue tape. (idk the brand)
    Then with stell wool polish the area you want to paint till the chrome is gone
    Apply 2/3 coats of paint.
    Let it dry.
    Put some black headgasket silicone
    Remove the old glue first
    Put the cover and clips back. Your ready to go.
    You gonna take bout 2 hours for all this

    Good luck. I can post pics if u like.
    Just duplicolor high gloss black? Its not a certain kind as in caliper paint, body paint etc... Get what im askin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    Just duplicolor high gloss black? Its not a certain kind as in caliper paint, body paint etc... Get what im askin?
    You can use any paint. Doesn't have yo be high temp or anything.
    If you want use that is fine.

    Spray paint

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    Ok. Gonna do it on saturday. Will post pics then. Thqnks forbthe help guys and gals.

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    I'll post pics later of mine so you can have an idea

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    Cool thanks

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    here some pics bro




    final product


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    before..

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    Thanks. Did you paint the entire front part of the light including the inside where the bulb goes? Is that considered the whistler mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    Thanks. Did you paint the entire front part of the light including the inside where the bulb goes? Is that considered the whistler mod.
    yes i had to painted it, it looks better like that, you could paint just the front not the inside, in my opinion i like it better if you paint the whole thing,
    just make sure you dont paint the back refelctor,

    that mod its called the "whistler mod"..

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    I just dont know if that much black would loon good on a pewter car. Not to take anytging away from yours. It looks really mean on your ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    I just dont know if that much black would loon good on a pewter car. Not to take anytging away from yours. It looks really mean on your ride.
    thanks bro,,

    pewter looks sick with black, this mod look sick on any car..
    let me see if i can steal a pic so you can have an idea

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    looks badass...

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