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Old 12-Jun-2005, 07:01 PM
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DIY - EG Black Housing Headlight

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 dont have to remove your bumper. but it does make it ez'er. 5 screws on the top and 2 in the fender wells remove the bumper. dont forget to take off the 5 metal clips on the headlights.



preheat your oven to 325C and stick your headlight (I did one at a time) for 5-8 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 a good 5-6 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 the 5 metal clips.



took me a good 5 hours since this was my first time. but the end was well worth it. I put Black corners on and it looks really nice. I dont have pics of that yet. but I'll post em up later tonight.
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Old 12-Jun-2005, 07:16 PM
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interesting...looks aight, wanna see it on the car...and are your black housed corners the crystal clear ones or are the OEM style with the fluted lens but no amber?
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Old 12-Jun-2005, 08:08 PM
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it's not such a big difference but that's partly cuz of the fluted lense IMO. check these ones out, tyc reflectors except black housed. but still looks good.

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Old 12-Jun-2005, 09:53 PM
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325 degrees sounds a little on the high side. But if nothing melted, then it's all good. Nice write up.
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 12:19 AM
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looks good
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 12:26 AM
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looks nice, but i don't see no difference
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 12:28 AM
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Looks good..

Great DIY.
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 12:29 AM
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yeh its hard to see

I did this mod a few years ago on my EG and it was a subtle diff, those clear housing ones off ebay are much nicer
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 12:40 AM
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i check TYC website and seen the head lights but no price....how much would they go for?
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 12:43 AM
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yeah. the ebay ones are nicer. but I didnt wanna pay 90 bucks plus shipping when I did this for under $13 bucks. the corners are black housed with a clear top thingy.
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heres a pic. I know the corners fit like total *** right now. but I'll fix that tomorrow.

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looks good on the car with the corner lense.. good job
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 10:26 AM
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sure Buddah!
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looks sweeet, maybe i mite do it...
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Old 13-Jun-2005, 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by Tego
Looks good, can you get overall pic of the car.
when I get a new hood I plan on doing a photoshoot thingy. I dont really wanna post pics of it. plus the corner lights are mounted like ****. but I have a front shot.

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Old 13-Jun-2005, 04:01 PM
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that is a very nice and clean look for an EG. the amber corners would look amazing next to that.
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did you bump your car, cuz the alignment is terrible, but the lights themselves look great
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