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How would you remove the orange reflector and change it to the clear reflector like the euro headlights????????
 
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Find the How-To on painting your headlights, you have to take it out, and slowly and carefully take it apart. the yellow piece just comes out. Also a good time to paint your headlights.
 

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Originally posted by: ziktick
Find the How-To on painting your headlights, you have to take it out, and slowly and carefully take it apart. the yellow piece just comes out. Also a good time to paint your headlights.
I love it when the newbies are helpin out :thumbsup:
 

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When you say it's a good time to paint my headlights what do you mean????? i have seen some cougars with painted head lights and after i take the orange piece out it should be clear like the euro lights right??? then should i have a body shop paint them or what do you recommend
 

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No, after removing the orange reflector there will be an indentation where the old one went, and you will have to make a clear one (you may be able to buy them but, i have no idea where to buy them). You should be able to paint them yourself it will only take a couple of hours and is really worth it once you get done just do a search for painting headlights in the How-To section. I hope that helps you.
-Mike
BTW when I did mine I just left it out and I'm planning on changing the bulb color just to give you another idea
 

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Yeah but wouldnt you need the paint code from your car so your headlights match?????
 

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Originally posted by: bova80
or you could just leave the reflector out and not paint them cause it still looks fine not painted with it removed, view my cardomain to see
Yep... won't look horrible... my vehicle is also that way.

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Where did you get the aluminum paint if you don't mind me asking.....what store and what code or color exactly..and brand?? thanks
 

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Originally posted by: BIGTIME41
Where did you get the aluminum paint if you don't mind me asking.....what store and what code or color exactly..and brand?? thanks
I used aluminum Hi-Temp (1200 degrees) you don't need it but I used it you can also use 500 degree, I picked it up at Auto Zone, sorry I don't remember the brand but I'm sure any will do.
Have you found the how to on the whole process yet ?? Just let me know if you need any more help.

BTW if you want that really shiny look then get glossy clear coat, I didn't even use much so mine isn't very shiny
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Ok, here's what i'm going to do....i am going to take out my headlight capsule...take out the headlights and turn signal lamps....then i am going to put them in the oven for 10 min on 200 deg. take them out and split them apart....then i am going to paint them....and i have a question on putting them back together...should i put them back in let them heat a little then stick them back together and then put them back in and then take them out again and stick them together and let them cool???? just tell me what's wrong with my plan or just step by step on yours....i really cant afford to screw this up. thanks so much
 

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Well I personally did not do it that way the oven sounds like a good idea but be careful not to get it to hot or it will warp the plastic, I personally recommend just letting them air dry after the painting process (start early I didn't and ended up scratching the paint and didn't realize until after the light was put back together). There is a How-To floating around I will try to find it for you.
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A heat gun works really well if you have or want to use one of those...I personally am hesitant to stick my lights in the oven, not to say it doesnt work. And if you are planning to take out the corners and leave just holes/ indents there, I suggest since you have them apart, you might as well give the corners a shot...
 
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