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anyone done this? i am considering using tint spray on the chrome in the headlights in the same method you would in the DIY blackhousing. just wondering if there are any pics out there.
i have a graphite sedan so maybe doing them graphite is a possibility also.
 

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Funny you should ask. I just finished mine today. San Marino Red. Haven't installed yet. Unfortunately won't be doing that for a few weeks. I'll post up pics then.
 

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it might look a little weird depending on what color the car is... i would just recommend going the safe way and blackhousing it. i done a black housing last weekend and it turned out very nice..
 

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Kiet said:
it might look a little weird depending on what color the car is... i would just recommend going the safe way and blackhousing it. i done a black housing last weekend and it turned out very nice..
agreed. i know theres a guy on here with a 7gen who did his housings in a gunmetalish color. it was a pic with two accords in the snow or something. it looked pretty good. IMO it will depend on your color how it looks.
 

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bought black chrome to paint my headlights. havent done it yet. but i'll be sure to post pics.
hey joe,

i've been looking for black chrome paint. i finally found one on the internet but it was about $60 for a can!!

where did you buy that black chrome paint from?

thanks :)
 

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you can use testors tint spray at a hoby shop....it will be ok inside the headlights but would need some extra clearcoat protection in exterior situations.
 

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I just got the dual halo ebay projector headlights in the other day. ( Before you bash me I am gonna retro some hid projectors in there) I am thinking about buying the paint from Tower Paint and color matching them to the car. My car is Saph Blue. Right now the halo lights are blackhoused. What do you guys think? I am just worried that it will be too much blue. BTW not trying to hijack the thread but my question falls in the same lines as this one. :angel:
 

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Here ya go, there used to be a few more, but the pics are X'd. Don't know who on Cardomain has these, but I'm sure you could find him.

 

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idk man- it looks like a bit much when you colormatch it w/ the car. the reflective strip sticks out like a sore thumb, but thats just my opinion
 

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Yeah I think I am gonna leave them black. Too much blue. I think the black will look good with the black fog light bracket and the black grille that I will be hopefully getting soon.
 

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Here are the results of painting my headlight housings bodycolor. I think it looks OK however I don't think it is an earth shattering mod. I could have used black but that seems to be the road most traveled. If anything, it does seem to soften that big chrome wedge on the corner of our cars. Using matching colors, even black, seems to 'compartmentalize' the look of the housing, I don't know if that is good or not. When all chrome, the different sections blend together better.











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need a shot from further away. wanna see the whole front end.
after seeing the pics i would likely lean toward a black chrome effect.
 

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Here are the results of painting my headlight housings bodycolor. I think it looks OK however I don't think it is an earth shattering mod. I could have used black but that seems to be the road most traveled. If anything, it does seem to soften that big chrome wedge on the corner of our cars. Using matching colors, even black, seems to 'compartmentalize' the look of the housing, I don't know if that is good or not. When all chrome, the different sections blend together better.

Really, you don't like it that much? Honestly i think that looks great! Much better the stock :and1:
 

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Here are the results of painting my headlight housings bodycolor. I think it looks OK however I don't think it is an earth shattering mod. I could have used black but that seems to be the road most traveled. If anything, it does seem to soften that big chrome wedge on the corner of our cars. Using matching colors, even black, seems to 'compartmentalize' the look of the housing, I don't know if that is good or not. When all chrome, the different sections blend together better.
no offense but this look disgusting.
 
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