Painted Headlights

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by eco31, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. F8L

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    Looks great!
     
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    You can do this with Tail lights - I have done it before and I intend to do it on my C eventually - the tail lights were almost a deal breaker for me on this car - they are hideous, and ruin the rear side appearance of the shape of the vehicle. To open the rear housing you need to very carefully dremel or use a soldering iron with exact-o blade attachment to separate the housing. Paint, then when you re-seal it use a small amount of clear epoxy, then tape around the lens and put clear silicon in the grove all the way around to re-seal. I did this on a friends honda accord - she bought it with altezza taillights and did not like them and I truly believe they are the stupidest fad to ever hit the automotive market - and I am extremely disappointed that OEM's started working the hideous design into new cars.
     
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    I looks good! Is it matte or gloss? I am actually painting a matte black for a friend of mine.
     
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    Where did you get the clear signal lens?
     
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    Lol..we're lucky here, they're stock headlamps...
     
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    Your lights are crazy awesome! You still have the matte black lights for sale?
     
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    Love your headlights! do you have any pics of the back of your car? It looks like you blacked out part of your hatch? I would love to see what it looks like.
     
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    do you lose noticeable light output at night with the tinted light covers? they look great!
     
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    hey man, i realised you're from malaysia as well. just wanna find out, what colour is the tint. and how much did it cost you ? thanks !
     
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    Here is a photo of the back of my car. With the headlights painted there is not a difference with lighting. I do have HID lights so its going to be bright no matter what the headlights colors might be or tint.
     

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    Where do you get the body kit?
     
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    I only installed the rear TRD lip nad tail light garnish. Those are a favor that someone got for me from Japan.
     
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    I know this thread is long dead, but it looks like eco31 is still active, so I thought I'd give it a try.

    Couple questions:

    Did you put the lights on a cookie sheet or something when you put them in the oven? Gas or electric oven?

    Did you decide not to remove the yellow/orange reflector for a specific reason? Is it attached to the outer lens or the inner housing?

    Did you heat up the silicone before you reattached the lens?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    the best way to do it is with a heat gun.
     
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    Thats sick so the insides are painted ? And how much did the side garnish cost i seen 220 is that what you paid ?
     
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    how did you get clear corner reflectors??
     
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    How much do you want for the matte black head lights? Did you paint your tail lights, also?
     
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    can you paint your tail lights just like you did your head lights. I'm hoping to paint both.
     
  19. eco31

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    The best way to seperate the clear housing is a heat gun. You do not need to buy anything aside from paint. Just heat up the seal a little bit before putting it all together and it will seal properly without any problems. The side of my tail lights are from Japan. It's a Aqua accesory that you can you can purchase online. I had someone paint my tail lights after going through 2 sets. It is not easy to get a nice matte finish.
     
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