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Old 08-21-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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Question headlight housing

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anybody has a DIY on how to remove headlight housing and paint those pieces (mine are black on 323i)?

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Old 08-21-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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Old 08-24-2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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There's a DIY on this site. Here's the link: http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=24. I just did it yesterday, and it's not that tough.
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Old 08-24-2003, 02:06 PM   #4
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It's easy, I am in the middle of painting mine right now. Where did you get your gauge rings?
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Old 08-25-2003, 08:18 AM   #5
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I got my rings from bimmian. (www.bimmian.com)
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Old 08-26-2003, 03:58 AM   #6
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You can go to www.umnitza.com and get your e46 install guide and look at how to do it there
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Old 08-26-2003, 07:11 PM   #7
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AlbertEinstein thanks for the info. Did you remove/paint your housing yet? I finished mine on Sunday night. I was actually pretty easy and it looks bad as hell.
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Old 08-27-2003, 08:04 AM   #8
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no problem. What doyou mean by "bad as hell" -very good? What paint have you used?
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Yes very good. I used HiTemp Aluminum paint and clear coat. It looks much better than the stock black. What color did you use?
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I haven't done it yet, but thinking soon. I will use HI Temp Aluminum paint. What kind of clear coat you have used?
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Old 08-28-2003, 09:33 AM   #11
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I just used standard clear coat from Home Depot. I could not find a HiTemp clear coat @ Home Depot.
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