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Old 28-Apr-2002, 01:20 AM
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DIY Blackhousing Headlights - Large PICS

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Alright...I just did mine today witht he help of my friends. I just wanted to share it all with you.




The oven method is the ONLY way to go. I had the light open in under 5 mins. Thats after heating it for 10 min. Any other method is a waste of time. The housing does not get all damaged this way, cause the outter shell literally just peels off. I did 250F for 10 mins, after awhile you get impatient...so I upped it to like 275. Just keep watching them and checking how soft the glue crap is.


No headlight....nice!


Housing...with chrome shell removed.


Ugly amber...out it comes!


All the piecies..


Painted!!! Tremclad Flat Black Rust Paint.



Final product...they arent installed on the car yet. I resealed the and are letting them sit indoors over night.


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Old 28-Apr-2002, 01:25 AM
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hmm yo you know for blackhousing you just removed the silver on top? i dont understand hmm i wana clear and blackhouse mine too
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Old 28-Apr-2002, 01:44 AM
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Originally posted by SumAzunGuy
hmm yo you know for blackhousing you just removed the silver on top? i dont understand hmm i wana clear and blackhouse mine too
You paint the innder chrome shell.
Like so:

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that looks really good! I'd have to say im very impressed
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Old 28-Apr-2002, 10:48 AM
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Well done, jaysi. Would you mind writing up a formal article? If you need an example please visit the article section on this site. The articles are a lot more detailed any helpful to people doing it on their own. If you could write an article, we would all really appriciate it.

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Old 28-Apr-2002, 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by Shokker
Well done, jaysi. Would you mind writing up a formal article? If you need an example please visit the article section on this site. The articles are a lot more detailed any helpful to people doing it on their own. If you could write an article, we would all really appriciate it.

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Yes, I can write up an article. Give me a day or two.

Here are the lights installed again. Don't mid my filthy car.


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Old 28-Apr-2002, 02:57 PM
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To reseal the headlights did you use clear silicone?
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Old 28-Apr-2002, 03:07 PM
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To reseal the headlights did you use clear silicone?
I used MONO Ultra Exterrior Clear Slilcone.
The headlight housing has a groove where the plastic outer shell fits into. I filled that groove up with silicone and the squeesed the outer shell into it. It all oozes out and I just rubed that flush. I then did a bead of silicone along the outside rim and rubbed that down flush.
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Great job jaysi.

how about having a writeup to add to our articles
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Old 28-Apr-2002, 03:13 PM
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nice work

this is my next mod for sure. just debating on whether or not to do it myself or just buy them
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Old 28-Apr-2002, 04:06 PM
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I did it w/ my stock headlights but I used a heat gun. Big mistake!! I also painted the reflector by accident so they were too dark. I'm thinking of redoing them.

I'll try it w/ my new projectors and I'll post pics when it's all done.
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Can I do this mod with stock '88-'91 Civic/CRX headlights?

If i bought projector lights?
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Can I do this mod with stock '88-'91 Civic/CRX headlights?

If i bought projector lights?
You should have no problem doing the mod w/ the aftermarket projectors. I'm not 100% sure about the factory ones b/c the setup is different.
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Looks good i wthink i will try it tonight one headlight at a time hope i don't **** it up.
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Hey looking pretty damn tite:O

Now i have a question...


you know how your chrome part came off is that the same for the 2000 honda civic? or is it one piece? The only reason i havent done the mod was cuz i was scared that i would paint the reflectors but if it comes apart i am all GOOOOOO. so can you plz tell me?


Also can you give me a quick run down on all the products you used and where you got them and if you know the price? PLZ its really useful also did u encounter ne water leaks?
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Old 30-Apr-2002, 10:23 AM
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For 99-00 models, the reflector can be removed by prying it out with a small flathead screwdriver. Make sure to cover the chrome part well w/ masking tape. I painted mine by mistake.:working:
As for the paint I used Tremclad gloss black, but I'm redoing the whole thing w/ smoked tailight paint for the black/chrome effect. Jaysi recomended Mono Ultra exterior silicone to seal the headlamp.
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i jus wanted to know if the CHROME PART IS ABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE HOUSING like how jaysi did??? if not then i dunno if i will do it i hope it is tho
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you can do it the headlights for 96-00 are basically the same just that the 96-98 ones have 2 amber pieces and the sides are diff but you can still take out the silver part
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i jus wanted to know if the CHROME PART IS ABLE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE HOUSING like how jaysi did??? if not then i dunno if i will do it i hope it is tho
Yes it comes apart the exact same way. I have sent Juggles a HOW-TO Article to post, I don't think hes got around to it yet.

I use Tremclad Flat Black Autoimotive Rust Paint. No primer, sanding needed. Lights coats only! I got it at Canadian Tire...
So far no foggyness. I have not got them wet as the sealent intrustions said not to get them wet.

Any other questions post.
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