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EDIT- 5/14/07 - I just totalled my car. It's a crappy feeling, but there was nothing I could do and i'm just glad everyone was alright. Hopefully I can get a new 6 a start over.


Edit. Pictures forthcoming, once i get the DDE's wired up. thanks to everyone for all the help.


Should I use a high gloss black or a flat black paint to paint my headlight housings? I think the high gloss might look better. Also, some people have mentioned that after they painted it looked like a dark grey instead of black, is there anything i can do to make sure that that doesn't happen? Lastly, tommorow i'm blacking out the headlights and installing the DDE's, i've reasearched pretty well and I think I know what i'm doing, but does anyone have any helpful advice or any heads ups before I start? Thanks.
 

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i'd pick flat black if you are gonna leave the outer "rings" chrome, but i would use gloss if you are painting the whole thing.
me and a few other members painted it leaving the rings chrome.

silpherh on this board has a glacier silver done that way too (flat black with rings unpainted), i'll dig up some pix for ya

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here are the pix,

Latest pic
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older pix,
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I have an '06 and u know they come with the black headlights already, but I took a close look at them and everything inside is flat-black. Dont know if this helps, but they look great flat black and the shinning rings.
 

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haha ya, we were the only few who had the black with chrome rings when we "custom" did them, then the 06 came out and we were kinda sad, haha
 

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I would recommend you remove your bulbs. I've never heard of anyone leaving them in during the baking process. I don't honestly know if it would be detrimental but I figure why risk it.
I had the flat black look occur because I put a clear coat enamel spray on after the black paint. If you skip the clear coat, you should be okay assuming you use a high gloss engine enamel paint in the first place.
Good luck!
-Dave
 

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Heat gun FTW and you only need to remove the turn signal bulb if your using a heat gun. Also if you have any questions on the halos feel free to pm me ive installed em like 10 times now so I know a great deal of the whole process.
 
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