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Old 09-Jan-2006, 10:00 PM
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DIY - EF Black Housing Headlights

Get your self some Black paint and Silicone. I used KRYLON FUSION for Plastic. you dont need to sand or prime. was like $6.88. and Mastercraft Window and Door Silicone for like $3.29.



From there. pull out your headlights. you have to remove your bumper. 2 screws in each fender well and 2 bolts behind each bumper lights.

once you have the lights out. tap the 6 metal clips off with a flat head screw driver. DO NOT try to pry them off. (Sorry Derek!, I fixxed it. Kinda?)

preheat your oven to 325-350C and stick your headlight (I did one at a time) for 5-6 mins. take a flat screwdriver and pry them apart.


Get some tape and news paper and tape up the part you dont want sprayed.


From there. clean em down with some paint thinner or something like that. let them dry and spray em. I gave them 3-4 coats to get them covered nice.


Let them dry. Mine was an hour. put some Silicone around the housing and put them gas back on. (I left the old Silicone on) and dont forget to put the 6 metal clips back on. put them back on the car and injoy!

Installed back on the car.



Took us about 1 1/2 hours from start to finsh.
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Old 10-Jan-2006, 12:52 AM
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looks pretty good and how is the visibility??
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visibilitys great still, just gotta adjust the one headlight
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Old 10-Jan-2006, 10:51 PM
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ok lets all do car stuff i the pantry ahhaha wtf is the pinapple doing near ya headlight



ok first off tell the nice people how much of a ****ing bitch it is 2 get that bolt out the back agagagagagagaggaga i just did a projector install and what a bitch
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lol. leave the pinapple outta this!.
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is that dereks car?

looking nice bro!
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Old 10-Jan-2006, 11:23 PM
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Originally posted by kwyze
is that dereks car?

looking nice bro!
Yup!
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i'd be too scared to put my headlights in the oven, i'd prolly forget about them
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Old 11-Jan-2006, 12:20 PM
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lol, the bottom bolt wasnt hard to get to at all, suprisingly it wasnt rotten. i'll try and take better pics today
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couple of quick pics
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i like that. looks awsome with the uber jdm signals

derek did you DIY on the signals?
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sure did man,
used the JDM in a can, altho real JDM corners are clear, not amber lol
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this is how my headlights looks like
THANKS TO OPTION JDM, great ppl to deal with.


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really an awsome job
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hey i have a 93 4 door you think i can do this to thows head lights ??? and is this **** risky ?? puting a light in the oven lol can i use a heat gun ????? some one help the newbi
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yes. you can do a 93 4door. and no its not risky. just dont leave them in to long. and I highy dout a heatgun will do much.
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thanx for that how long is the max i should leave them in for 5 min and by the way is your civic on air ride cuz i meet some one thats civic that looks like yours in your pic ???
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yeah. around 5-6 mins depends on the temp. keep it arould 325-350 and you'll be fine. it helps to have 2 people when opening the headlights. one to pull them apart and one to pry with a flat tip screw driver.

and yes. my civics on air ride. did the guy have a mohawk by any chance?. lol. cuz that would be me.
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YES! Imma gunna go this tonight!

Did it stink up your house much?

(from the oven)
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Old 13-Feb-2006, 10:19 AM
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Nope. just dont leave it in to long.
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mark wanna re-do my headlights?
maybe just one, and swap one old one in
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