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Wierdest things in your oven?

 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2832
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haha
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2833
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damn h/o
 

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Congrats on the weirdest thread on E.


 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2834
Registered: Mar-06
I cant get the damn pics to load...
 

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Don't tell me a kitten lol.
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2835
Registered: Mar-06
MY HEADLIGHTS
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I got tired of the chrome housings that my headlights were in but I didnt want to spray the lenses black so I decided to take them apart and paint over the actual chrome.
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I had to throw them in the oven to loosen up the glue that held the plastic cover onto the housing in the back. My mom was pretty pissed when she saw them in her oven.
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I finally got them apart. I scuffed them up with some 220 grit and painted them with some flat black paint (same stuff I used on my rear badge for those of you who remember)
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I got them back in and installed and love the way look.
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Sorry for the crappy pics, I was using my cell.

What do you guys think? If I could paint the reflector I would but too bad I cantUpload
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2836
Registered: Mar-06
OK. Im sorry they didnt rotate but Im on my g/fs mac and it took me about 20 mins to get them resized and Im not dealing with it anymore. If you cant turn your head to look, sorry....
 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Post Number: 2797
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I can't turn my head to look, but the last pic looks awesome!
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2838
Registered: Mar-06
I want SO bad to put projectors in them along w/ my fogs and then put HIDs in my fogs too but no one, that I've found does it on the first gen frontiers.

I know I piss people off in a lifted truck w/ 10k HIDs in theirr eyes b/c it pisses me off when I see other vehicles w/ HIDs and no projectors..
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Post Number: 22494
Registered: Oct-05
good job andrew. black housed headlights ftw.

get some g35 projectors and do a retrofit.
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2839
Registered: Mar-06
Im pretty good with my hands but Im not confident enough to cut my headlights open...

Theres a guy on clubfrontier.org that does the infinity retrofits but he won't do it for the first gens. Im keeping my eyes open though.
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 4353
Registered: Mar-06
Ive had amp cases, Manifolds, brakets and any other small metal part that will fit in a toaster oven.

Why you ask?
Home powder coating.

Btw, I have a dedicated toaster oven I use outside for this.

That look pretty nice Andrew.
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2845
Registered: Mar-06
I thought about using the toaster oven but it was too small and the write-up I read on this used a conventional oven and he told time and temp and I wanted to make sure it was exact.

Thanks
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2861
Registered: Mar-06
So I have two questions

1) Is there something I can paint over the white and orange lenses that will be FLAT black but still let the light shine through? I have a few cans of VHT Niteshades but its glossy. Can I make it flat (besides sanding it down It looks horrible when sanded)

2) If there is no flat black way, would the gloss of the VHT look bad with the surround being flat black?

Thanks

2)
 

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Palm Beach, Florida

Post Number: 6408
Registered: Jan-06
Jews






oops that cant be politically correct. so much for humor these days.
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2862
Registered: Mar-06
up for my question...
 

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Get rid of the orange reflector all together Andrew.

Then go to your local auto store, and pick up the type (and size) of bulbs that look clear but shine orange. Will look pimpin :-)
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2863
Registered: Mar-06
They don't make clear ones for my truck. If they did that would be what Id do... What about my two questions? Any flat black I could use to cover them? If I did a few light layers with actual spray paint would that keep light from shining through? If nothing else, would the glossy VHT look bad w/ the surrround being flat black?
 

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There is no way you could rid the reflector yourself? On my car, the orange reflector pops right out.

Not sure on what you could do...maybe mix some extremely thin flat black paint? Or mix some clear and flat back and give it a go.
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2864
Registered: Mar-06
Well the reflector pops out but there is no clear one to put in its place.

I might smoke it with VHT and then spray a few light coats of the flat black over that...
 

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Pop out the orange reflector and leave it out like I said earlier lol.

You can buy bulbs that appear clear but blink orange.
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2865
Registered: Mar-06
I don't want 3 bulbs just chillin out in the open. IMO it would look horrible and like I had either broken stuff or took the easy way out...
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2870
Registered: Mar-06
Got bored again
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Stillwater/Edmond, Oklahoma USA

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Registered: Oct-05
Looks good. ANy b4s?
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2871
Registered: Mar-06
yeah. Im on the cell now but when I get home Ill post them.

I kinda did this as a test. If I don't sand and clear the VHT (I didn't on this truck) it comes out looking flat enough that I don't think there will be a noticeble difference through the headlight housing. I think Im going to do VHT on the reflectors too. That will be this thursday. Ill update then
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2872
Registered: Mar-06
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Best I could find. All of my pics are on the home PC and Im on my girlfriends computer. Ill find a better one sometime
 

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Username: Alex_smith

Post Number: 160
Registered: Sep-07
what did you cover your lights with?

im thinking about doing the same to my mustang
 

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Andrew Capps, NC US

Post Number: 2877
Registered: Mar-06
Its called VHT Niteshades. If you search google you can find a few good write ups for prep work. Key thing is to spray LIGHT LIGHT coats. It took me 20 plus coats to get them like that.

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