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    Default Broke the ice ;) First Mod done :)

    First mod on the Vecki done Painted the headlights blaaaaaaaack!
    I used a satin black semi matte finish


    Not easy to get the sealant to give up but wasn't all that hard neither. Still needs to be sealed better but ill do that tomorrow.




    After Getting the headlight out of the car and taking all the bulbs out i threw it in to the oven at 90 degrees celcius for about 8 minutes untill it was nice and tasty



    IMG_20130208_082058 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    Worst part was to get the headlights apart.. That sealant is pretty tough. After about 15 minutes of prying at it with a flat head screwdriver i finaly got it apart:



    IMG_20130208_082709 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    Took the parts i wanted to paint and was left with this:



    IMG_20130208_083115 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    The front plastic part of the headlight needed some reconditioning so i gave it some love with Meguiar's Ultimate Compond and some 1500 grit sand paper



    IMG_20130208_100323 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    The plastic did not need any scuffing or prep work at all. just cleaned it with a degreaser and off i went with first coat:



    IMG_20130208_100332 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    then second



    IMG_20130208_100338 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    and finaly the third:



    IMG_20130208_105552 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    and let it dry for about 2 hours.


    then assembled it back together, put it in the oven again for about 8 minutes, sealed it as tight as i could with the old sealant and i was done after fitting it back on the car. :



    IMG_20130208_131706 by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr


    Still needs proper sealing but its good untill tomorrow:


    Heres a before and after pic



    Bwfore and after Headlight Conversion by SpikeyBoi33, on Flickr

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    Good job mate

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    Looks 100 times better.

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    Thanks guys, yes it looks so much better now Got white led stuck in aswell, now waiting for my HIDs to arrive.
    There's too much chrome around the car for my liking i have to say.. I had a Passat b6 before with the similar colour and id dare to say it had more chrome parts than this car but it looked good with it, where as i dont think chrome suits vectra very well, so i will be going with the blue and black colour scheme

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    well done mate top job and good write up

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    Thanks mate Well worth the effort

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    nice one look good

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    well done,i want to do my spare facelift light black and fit ccfl's but they dont fit in the oven lol

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    Top job mate well done

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    Top job mate... Expected a de-badge or rebadge thread so I'm impressed for a first mod lol.

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