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Old 01-08-2010, 01:50 AM   #1
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paiting headlight trim the body color

Im about to install Orion V2 and paint the headlight trim while Im at it. Ive searched around and everything ive found is all about flat black or metallic...Id like to paint it to match the body. What do I need to do?
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #2
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Can't find any links for this either.
Any pics?
Thanks

Yes I know I revived this. Sorry but I have the same question.


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Old 12-09-2013, 10:39 AM   #3
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Take the trim out and give it to a local bodyshop so they can paint it.
Might want to tell them to use some high temp paint and/or clear-coat since trim might get hot at times.
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What trim? the part inside the light housing?
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Any pics of anything besides black housings?

Just curious how red or blue would look on red and blue cars.


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Old 12-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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What trim? the part inside the light housing?
Yes. The part that is always painted black.


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Any pics of anything besides black housings?

Just curious how red or blue would look on red and blue cars.


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Here are some links. Just had to google "e46 painted headlight trim" and switch to images.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...=391869&page=3
https://www.google.com/search?q=e46+...w=1920&bih=921

One of the members here has silver sedan with black headlight reflectors and painted headlight trim to silver. IN addition to that he has angel eyes. Looks ****ing amazing.
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Here are some links. Just had to google "e46 painted headlight trim" and switch to images.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...=391869&page=3
https://www.google.com/search?q=e46+...w=1920&bih=921

One of the members here has silver sedan with black headlight reflectors and painted headlight trim to silver. IN addition to that he has angel eyes. Looks ****ing amazing.
Thanks. Exactly what I was looking for.




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paiting headlight trim the body color

Like this but in blue, red, white and silver cars.
Anybody got pics? Chime in. Click image for larger version

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oh you mean like this:



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Old 12-09-2013, 05:11 PM   #11
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oh you mean like this:



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Yep. Thanks!

Might not be for everybody but I like it


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