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Let me tell ya.. this was a time consuming project.. took me from 5pm to 3am.. went to sleep woke up at 7am and finished at about 9am..

but then again i was also doing my friend's RSX headlights as well. definitely would have finished within one day if it was just my headlights

but all in all it was definitely worth it.


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what took up so much time, it should take about 1-2 hours and then letting the paint dry......
we were also working on my friend's RSX black housing which killed some time.
the whole baking process, separating the grey housing and the lens. also the paint process took a lot of time also. and i had a few beers in between :up: everything just added up.
 

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looks nice. so it appears you didnt put the amber strip in the front? jst the sides? i'm about to start this project soon as well.

any tips?
 

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looks nice. so it appears you didnt put the amber strip in the front? jst the sides? i'm about to start this project soon as well.

any tips?
actually i put back in the amber strips.. it's just that i forgot to put the chrome reflector piece that goes in behind the amber strip so it kinda looks like i left only the side in.

and as for tips.. when you bake the headlight, leave it in for about 20-25 mins at 200 F degrees .. because some tell you to put it in for about 10-15 mins at a time, which only loosens it a bit on the first try.. don't worry it doesn't get that hot, just wear some gloves when doing it.

and also when you to try to pry the two pieces apart.. you're going to have to muscle it, don't be afraid, just be confident about it.. and don't break anything :D
 

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can you post some pictures with better lighting. i just noticed you painted the inside and i wonder how it looks. the lighting isnt so great as the first ones. just curious, thanks.
 

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good job with the DIY, but im not sure if blacked out looks good on a white car tho..jimo

but i guess anythings better the the stock chromy look!
 

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JMHO i think it would look better with out the amber strips
yeah it would look clean either way.. but i like the strips, keeps it OEM somewhat

Looks good, but I need an extra set of oem lights to play with, if I wanted to do this. Good job man.
DO IT.. black house + HIDs = sex
 

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do you guys know if there is a tut for a DIY oem black housing headlights?

I tried searching but i couldn't... thanks!

nice... black housing btw ;]
 
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