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Old 02-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Okay so I think I'm going to do the Chris brown mod. Few questions. Is it reversible? And where the hell can i find the paint???? I've looked all over town
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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If you want to tint your headlight bowls then I think you need to buy stained glass spray paint?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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Dude you searched the thread, just read a little more and find your answer. Yes it is reversible, it's paint. You want krylon stained glass yellow. Good luck. The paint is going to be available from any krylon dealer, check pep boys, autozone stores, then ace hardware or hardware store. I found it at Ace.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #4
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Ill try for pep boys I went around town for a hour trying to find the right paint
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:27 PM   #5
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Just google "krylon paint" enter in your location to the retailer link on the krylon website. It will show you the retailers. Mind blown?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #7
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No, that is not reversible.
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No, that is not reversible.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1262779
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If you are painting your headlight bowls, then no it is NOT reversible. That's one of the dumbest things you can do to a car.

You might as well paint your eyeballs.
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If you are painting your headlight bowls, then no it is NOT reversible. That's one of the dumbest things you can do to a car.

You might as well paint your eyeballs.
Disagree. Paint is removable. It's not one of the dumbest, it is the dumbest.
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Disagree. Paint is removable. It's not one of the dumbest, it is the dumbest.
have you actually ever modded headlights? cause i have. actually since the year 2000 i've been doing just that. my current e46 headlights have been completely dissassembled down to the bi-xenon shutters and cutoff shield tuning screws.

Unless the paint is plastidip, how do you plan on restoring the surface of the bowls back to original condition? The paint would have to be removed, right? how?

You do know that even LOOKING at the reflective surface wrong can cause erosion, right?

So.. curious how do you remove the paint and restore the bowl to factory (functional) condition?
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So.. curious how do you remove the paint and restore the bowl to factory (functional) condition?
Maybe..........................brake fluid to eat the paint? That's my only idea.

Unless it eats the paint on the bowl, if it is actually painted.
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So.. curious how do you remove the paint and restore the bowl to factory (functional) condition?
I am well aware of your headlight mods.

Modding your headlights is different than modding your projector bowls. I have not retrofitted projectors in the interest of full disclosure.

But I would use paint thinner or mineral spirits to remove the paint (Not plastidip). It wouldn't erode the surface of the highbeam bowls to less than functional condition? Do you think it would? Can you show me where that happened? It wouldn't eat away at the reflector bowl's material. Its the high beam reflector bowl. He will lose lighting output and its a dumb mod, but you can remove stain glass paint. Or at least that's how I would go about it. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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I am well aware of your headlight mods.

Modding your headlights is different than modding your projector bowls. I have not retrofitted projectors in the interest of full disclosure.

But I would use paint thinner or mineral spirits to remove the paint (Not plastidip). It wouldn't erode the surface of the highbeam bowls to less than functional condition? Do you think it would? Can you show me where that happened? It wouldn't eat away at the reflector bowl's material. Its the high beam reflector bowl. He will lose lighting output and its a dumb mod, but you can remove stain glass paint. Or at least that's how I would go about it. Correct me if I'm wrong.
The chrome EASILY scratches even from mere paper towel wipes.

I would not even entertain this mod or encourage in the slighest. Even if it true it COULD be reversed, i'd probably lie and say it won't just to possibly save a life or at least save the OP a ticket.

Again, OP might as well sew his eyelids shut cause that's basically what you're doing by painting your headlights. god i can't stand kids/teens that have this kind of modding taste. makes me sick
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I'm just painting the high beams. I keep drive with driving lights and fogs. I hardly ever use h beams
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I'm just painting the high beams. I keep drive with driving lights and fogs. I hardly ever use h beams
We know. It's still not a good idea as you are permanently ruining expensive headlights.

OE headlights (especially ones w/ projectors) are no joke and you should never ever do anything that will permanently affect them.

You might need to warn someone of impending danger one day. don't take that ability away. it's like removing your horn for weight savings. you could argue that you never use your horn but you might need to one day.

Not to mention they're extremely useful on dark roads or in situations where you need to see beyond the throw of your low beams
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I thought yellow was more noticeable than white?
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I thought yellow was more noticeable than white?
anything you put on a reflective surface will hinder the light output.
do you seriously thing if you put yellow film over a flashlight it will somehow magically shine brighter?
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I was under the impression you were painting them black as pictured in those threads that were linked (chris brown-black eyes)

yellows not as bad but still reduces functionality.

Which reminds me i still need to take pictures of DRLs.. i seem to be one of the few that likes them.
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