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Best way to paint headlight housings??

Whats up everyone. So I'm home from school for break and I'm itching to do something to my 5th gen thats cheap but fun. Decided to paint my housings black (like the black DEPO headlights). I bought OEM style DEPO headlights last year but im tired of the stock look. I would love to go with the same Nighthawk Black paint as the car but dont have the money for it. Anyone know the best way to go about this project? And the best glossy black paint to use? Any tips would be much appreciated thanks.
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Re: Best way to paint headlight housings??

Bake them remove cover

Clean the inside
Tape where you want to paint
Scuff with a red or grey scuff pad
Tape again with clean tape
Paint with black paint, no clear. Dust on coats until it's covered... Then like 2 good coats
Reassemble headlights
I would go with flat black though..... Not glossy
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Re: Best way to paint headlight housings??

Thanks a lot. Why flat? Just wondering..
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Re: Best way to paint headlight housings??

That's what company's use to spray the inside of headlight housings, aftermarket

A gloss will work fine, but I personally would do it flat. That would be my preference.

Make sure you use high temp paint though. The inside of headlights get hot and you don't want to bake the paint and make it lift lol
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Re: Best way to paint headlight housings??

And if I was you I would line the headlight with clear liner from like line-x. Save that clear look longer
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