DIY Paint the inside of you're Headlights w/pics

ISBoost300 May 24, 2013

  1. ISBoost300

    ISBoost300 Test Drive

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    Here is my write up on painting the inside of you're headlights on you're gen 2 X. I have done this mod on lots of other brands of vehicles as well.
    Step 1) Remove the front bumper, disconnect you're lighting harnesses and unbolt the headlights.
    Step 2) Remove the screws on the back of the headlights
    Step 3) Turn the oven to 215 degrees and place the headlights in the oven for 15 min.
    Step 4) With gloves gently pull the lense away from the housing making sure not to mess with the caulking seal to insure a reseal when lights are put back together.
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    Step 5) Remove the screws that hold the chrome trim into the lense.
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    Step 6) Remove the orange side marker covers from the chrome trim.
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    Step 7) Paint the trim whatever color you want.
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    Step 8) Tint the side marker lights (optional)
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    Step 9) After the trim is dry reinsert the marker lense, place the trim back into the lense and re-screw the trim back to lense.
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    Step 10) Place the lense w/trim inside back into the housing and put into the oven for 15 more min @ 215 degrees.
    Step 11) Re-Install back into you're X and you are done.
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    After
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  2. ISBoost300

    ISBoost300 Test Drive

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    If the moderator could fix my post that would be great. Thanx in advance.
     
  3. metzican

    metzican Suspension Lift

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    great write up. This is the second keyboard which is broke on this forum.
     
  4. Macland

    Macland Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Fixed it. Good looking write up.
     
  5. BigTim55

    BigTim55 Banned

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    I may have to do this this weekend

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  6. gorillamel

    gorillamel Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    I've been meaning to do this project for a while. Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. drbandkgb

    drbandkgb Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Very nice
     
  8. KChurch86

    KChurch86 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    That looks great! A Volkswagen buddy of mine was wondering if any of us Xers have done this (called the "Joey mod" in the VW world) but I didn't recall anyone doing it. Nice work!
     
  9. Xterraforce

    Xterraforce <img src="http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u7/ra Founding Member

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    If I had a gen 2 I'd be all over this one. That looks awesome.
     
  10. ThePlasticOne

    ThePlasticOne First Fill-Up (of many)

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    I couldn't get mine to seal back up all the way (probably should have scraped off some of the RTV before reassembling). I really don't want to bake and disassemble again given that I caused a few problems removing the headlights in the first place (touched a few bulbs with my bare hands, messed up an old wiring job...), so I'm going back around the seams with gasket maker, mainly for appearance's sake - it's held up under a few thunderstorms already.
     
  11. ISBoost300

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    In due time I will post up my building. My own Supercharger design will be up here soon. Then the fun begins.
     
  12. Dutch169

    Dutch169 Test Drive

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    I want to do this but have a weird feeling about putting headlights in my oven.
     
  13. NickX

    NickX Bought an X

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    ^^^ This...I have a gas oven that tends to run hot. So tempting though; it looks bad a**!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
  14. slimjim1

    slimjim1 Test Drive

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    i just finished trying to do a film tint and it sucks, wondering how your tint came out so well.
     
  15. lyons05X

    lyons05X Test Drive

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    Doing it!


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  16. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I wish I could do this! Good write up!

    I'd love to see this done in some funky color... yes, maybe yellow ;)
     
  17. Darren foster

    Darren foster Bought an X Supporting Member

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    Wow that is a major change. Awesome job. My next project. Thanks for sharing!!
     

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