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Old 04-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #1
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DIY Yellow Highbeam Reflector Bowls

I've been getting numerous PM's on how I did the Yellow High beam Reflector Bowls. There's a ton of threads of these done in black/yellow/blue with pictures of them done after the install, but no thread on how to do it. So i decided to make a DIY for them.

Here's the thread with pics of them done already. AKA Chris Brown Thread
Chris Brown Thread

Items needed:
A can of krylon yellow stained glass spray paint I paid $9.80 for it at michaels
Blue painters tape
Newspaper

Diffulculty level:3/10
Time: 3-5 hours


To help out the Noobs here are a couple of DIY's on how to take your headlights out
Headlight Removal for Facelift Sedan
Headlight Removal for Facelift Coupe
Step 9-21 for Pre-facelift Coupe and Sedan
Here's a DIY on what to do once they are out

***Credit goes out to the members who did the above DIY***

Note: ****You do not need to completely remove your headlight to do this. Some members have just took the lens out and covered everything with newspaper. Problem with this is that if you don't have a garage and are doing this outside, wind can blow dust and debris into the headlight which will stick to the paint as it drys. So unless you have a garage you do not need to completely remove the light. If you don't have a garage just remove them and bring them inside to a well ventilated area.****

Step 1:
Use the DIY's to remove your lights.

Step 2:
once you have your lights off. cover everything with painters tape and newspaper. spray generously but not so much that it starts dripping. If you have doubts practice on a water bottle to know how much or how close to spray. If you spray too little or more than one coat the finish will look flat. use only 1 coat .




Step 3:
Now let it dry for about 2-3 hours. I used a space heater to speed up the process

Step 4:
Remove the tape and newspaper

Step 5:
Re-install everything in reverse order. Now you are done


Here are some pics with the angel eyes on and off.

Sorry car was dirty when I took these pics!




If you have any questions just ask them here, I will do my best to answer them

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Old 04-19-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you don't have Day Time Running Lights enabled... would this look too silly with them on?
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:24 PM   #3
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nice job! anyone done this on a steel grey yet?
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:29 PM   #4
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Nice! I've been wanting to do this but didn't really know how to
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:44 PM   #5
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I'm assuming you don't have Day Time Running Lights enabled... would this look too silly with them on?
No i don't have DRL's but I've seen it on DRL's with yellow bulbs and it looks bad ass

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nice job! anyone done this on a steel grey yet?
Check the Chris Brown Thread to see if someone has already done it on steel gray

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Nice! I've been wanting to do this but didn't really know how to
Thanks
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Old 04-19-2010, 06:46 PM   #6
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This looks so bad ass!

Thanks for this DIY!

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Old 04-19-2010, 06:47 PM   #7
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FYI. This process can also be done on fog lights. Kill two birds with one stone!

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Old 04-19-2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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any pics of how they look when turned on?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:12 PM   #9
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any pics of how they look when turned on?
Fogs? or high beam bowls?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:20 PM   #10
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:23 PM   #11
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facelift diy?
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:27 PM   #12
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facelift diy?
Someone can corret me if I'm wrong, but I think for your facelift lights you would have to bake the lights in an oven or use a heat gun to take them apart. After you have them out you could then follow this diy to spray the bowls. Just use the search button and found a diy!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:30 PM   #13
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mine just came out no problem but the Are depo aftermarkets
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:48 PM   #14
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Keep it up E46Moonlight with the DIY, very nice! I currently have yellow bulbs on my DRL, similar, I like them, cops don't...lol
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:50 PM   #15
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mine just came out no problem but the Are depo aftermarkets
The facelift reference was to the coupe crowd whom cannot easily take their headlights apart.
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facelift diy?
Use the DIY in my sig for the AngelEyes to do this for the facelift coupe. You have to bake the headlights

EDIT: Great DIY btw
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wonder what it would look like with like an hid blue
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Have a quick question about your fogs. Did you paint the inside or outside of the lens?
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:04 PM   #19
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:17 PM   #20
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Keep it up E46Moonlight with the DIY, very nice! I currently have yellow bulbs on my DRL, similar, I like them, cops don't...lol
Thanks. Cops here in NY don't really mind! But I'm sure that the laws for changing the color of the highbeam bowls are different from state to state and from country to country
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