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    Standard Headlight Spraying

    I am interesting in spraying the front headlights black, as I have seen 2 of my friends do it on there Saxo, and Fiesta

    It does look good, but i understand you cannot spray the reflector? or something like that?

    Does anybody have any pictures they could post up, perhaps showing standard headlights, up against non standard

    (by non standard i mean, with the LEGAL spray tinted lights)

    and if its not too much, could someone post a LEGAL front headlight, up against an ILLEGAL front headlight?


    Thanks a million!

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    i shall put a comparison up later
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    With astra mk4 is simple to do, the only part you can spray black is a seperate peice to the rest of the light when taken apart

    EDIT for Keefo Below: I was refering to the fronts, split them open and the bit that needs to be sprayed is seperate!, why would you take your rears apart to spray them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joereynolds89 View Post
    With astra mk4 is simple to do, the only part you can spray black is a seperate peice to the rest of the light when taken apart
    he means the front lights, not the rears!

    I thought you werent alowed to spray much of the front lights AT ALL....

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    Legal:


    Illegal:


    You can spray the surrounds, but not the reflective surfaces round the bulb. The projector type of lights can be sprayed up to the glass though.

    The headlights on a car should be in working condition at all times, saying it’s day time will not get you off the hook!
    Tell me what you've done, not what you're going to!

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    thanks for that picture k3fus!

    yer i see which bits you mean

    i think it would look good "legal" on a black car?



    how does this affect your insurance, do you have to tell them you have "modified" lights?

    by doing this does it attract the police's attention?

    do you need to change any bulbs when removing the lights?

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    I can't see why your insuranace company need to know if you have sprayed the surround black.

    You can use the same bulbs as before and removing the lights does nessesitate the removal of the front bumper and bulbs.

    To open up the lights to get to the parts to spray has been covered before, search "tinting frong lights" or something similar. You'll need to remove them from the car, take out the bulbs and any other parts, pop them in to an oven and take off the front lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K3FUS View Post
    I can't see why your insuranace company need to know if you have sprayed the surround black.

    You can use the same bulbs as before and removing the lights does nessesitate the removal of the front bumper and bulbs.

    To open up the lights to get to the parts to spray has been covered before, search "tinting frong lights" or something similar. You'll need to remove them from the car, take out the bulbs and any other parts, pop them in to an oven and take off the front lens.
    ok thanks i'll do that, i'll research into how to remove the lights etc

    just one last question, do i need to replace the bulbs taht i remove?
    do i need to D/C the battery?

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    You don't need to disconnect the battery and your standrad bulbs will be fine.
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    It would be far easier to get some later spec tinted lights. You can buy them on eBay for about £90 and it saves you taking your current lights apart

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