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Old 04-08-2008, 06:30 PM
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The other day my friend and I took apart my headlights to black them out. And this is what we ended up with.

The xD stock


We took off the front bumper.


Headlight off xD


Headlight taken apart.


Shot of the headlight


Shot of the lens


Lens taken apart


What we did was just paint the top of the headlight.



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Blackouted pic



Well I hope you like it. If you have any question I know you will just ask
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:56 PM
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Oh hey you did it! How hard is it to crack those puppies open? I've looked at mine to do something similiar (you know my idea) but it looks tough.
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It wasen't that hard. Just take off the wire harness and one screw on the back and pop them in the oven.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:32 PM
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you painted them? with what? pardon my ignorance...
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ChelsDS
Oh hey you did it! How hard is it to crack those puppies open? I've looked at mine to do something similiar (you know my idea) but it looks tough.
Looks like they were baked open. Painted with your run of the mill smoking spraypaint.

It looks good man, nice work. If anything I wish it were darker though.
I love the xD
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Very nice look on a dark xD!

Could you describe the bumper cover removal a bit?
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Oh I know they're baked open, just that they look much harder to crack open than say xB1 and some of the tCs.

As far as removing the bumper on the front, zoltiz wrote up a DIY on installing the LED fogs and he explains how to get the bumper off in there.
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Not bad, although, I would've removed the amber (if that's possible on the D)
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Originally Posted by burstaneurysm
Not bad, although, I would've removed the amber (if that's possible on the D)
DOT requires a side reflector..that's what that ugly piece of bike reflector in there does. I plan on putting something on my quarter panels and removing the amber the same day I paint some eyelids on them if it's possible to take them out.
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very nice ima have to do this except maybe paint match
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I didn't fully black them out because I was trynig to get them dark enough to kind of match the paint. We used some semi black smoked spray paint from the local hobbie shop, two full cans. It took a lil bit t to mask off and to dry, but it came out just the way that I wanted them too. 400 degrees F for about 8 to 9 mins to take them apart and then 4 mins at the same temp to put them back together. I hope you all can do this with your own style and color and if you have any questiosn please hit me up.
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Not bad, although, I would've removed the amber (if that's possible on the D)
DOT requires a side reflector..that's what that ugly piece of bike reflector in there does.
Oh, I know, but that's never stopped anyone before.
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Looks nice! I have done this in the past on a Lancer... not sure how different the xD is, but the high temps of the oven made me nervous, so i baked them at 250 for about 7 min, and was able to pull them apart just fine.
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Yeah true, but a lot of cars have reflectors on the front quarter panels.
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I know the issue with the reflector, but my car is going to be a cop attention grabber once my kit gets put on at 9am Monday and then my wheels and exhaust this week or two and I didn't want to give them another reason to mess with me, you can still see the reflector and being that I didn't completly black them out, you get a little glare from the reflector and the glossy smoked paint on the reflector.... so the cops should leave it alone. But thats the route that I decided to go.
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not bad.

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Mario, I just had a question. Why do you have a Barbie blanket Playboy???? lol. You and Shrek did a good job on that piece G.
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A better question is why Shrek has a Barbie blanket when he has no sisters...if it was mine I could atleast say that I have a 10 year old sister, but he has no excuse...lol
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Originally Posted by burstaneurysm
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Not bad, although, I would've removed the amber (if that's possible on the D)
DOT requires a side reflector..that's what that ugly piece of bike reflector in there does.
Oh, I know, but that's never stopped anyone before.
Has anyone ever got pulled over for this?
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looks good
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