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Has anyone done these? I'm curious to see how they look because i really want to do them on my car. I went in to the custom shop by my house and they want $200! because you have to use high high heat paint and color match.

Anyone do them by themselves?
 

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Idk how they would look but 200$ is ridiculous. So ridiculous that they probably don't wanna work on your car.

I would just use vinyl so just in case it doesnt look good you can peel it off.
 

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they likely said 200 to keep you from comming back or punish you if you did. just get a design ya like masked out with tape then paint them. youll need plasticoat (paint adesion promoter) and a descent body paint, youll only need high heat if your running HIDs.
 

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HID's actually run cooler than halogens so that whole thing about HIDs being hotter is a myth. You definitely don't need high heat paint.. if you can run the lights for awhile, and then touch the lens without it being really hot, you don't need high heat paint
 

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There was someone on here a while ago who had a friend who made them for like $20...don't remember the site though. Also, I've found them for about $40 on the internet.

But a can of paint is like 5 bucks.
 

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as long as you use the adhesive promoter then the headlights, hotter or not (according to the data we havnt seen yet) should allow you to use jsut a spray body paint. though the high temp wpuldnt be a bad idea since they resist the heating and cooling of components better then body paint. of course you could get vinyl and make them that way.
 

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Do eyelids cover the light source at night? I kinda find it pointless if it does, otherwise it's a neat effect.
 

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Do eyelids cover the light source at night? I kinda find it pointless if it does, otherwise it's a neat effect.
:dunno: Make a template with painters tape and see.
 

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They don't HAVE to hurt light output.. say if you have projectors and you can see where the light comes out, then you just don't cover that area.. if you're using halogens, I found that after about an inch, you start losing foreground lighting.. just test it out
 
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