Go Back   6th Gen Accord DIY and Performance Forums > The Garage > DIY - Do It Yourself Forum

DIY - Do It Yourself Forum We have a lot of threads on how to do things yourself, from air intakes to suspension, brakes, even electronics. Please search first, if you can't find an article about what you're wanting to do just ask for help

Register to remove these ads


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-25-2008, 06:19 PM
hondaspeedx's Avatar
hondaspeedx hondaspeedx is offline
Senior Member
Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 165
Rep Power: 41
hondaspeedx is an unknown quantity at this point
Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

OK, so I've searched and searched and read all the DIY's on painting headlights. I'm ready to paint my headlights black and I also want to paint the high beam reflectors...

I have all the supplies including stained glass paint. What I can't find out for certain is if I need to sand the reflectors at all? I'm scared of adhesion problems but realize the reflector has to stay reflective. Will a good cleaning with degreaser suffice?

I really appreciate anyones input and advice. This forum rocks... glad to have found it!

(Also, worried about the "reheating" process and the non-high heat yellow paint... any problems/suggestions?)
__________________
Sold 2/6/10

New Project: '03 CL-S

Last edited by hondaspeedx; 10-25-2008 at 07:59 PM. Reason: Cause I typed way tooooo fast :P
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-25-2008, 06:53 PM
MikeyMike's Avatar
MikeyMike MikeyMike is offline
Senior Member
Points: 31,943, Level: 54 Points: 31,943, Level: 54 Points: 31,943, Level: 54
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: 914 Yonkers NY
Age: 32
Posts: 3,222
Rep Power: 62
MikeyMike is more helpful than most
Send a message via AIM to MikeyMike
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

just clean good with soap and water, and make sure its completely dry... dont sand the reflector at all, jus ttape it off and spray it
__________________
SOLD:'99 Accord 3.5L 6spd Supercharged ♠ 325.31whp 299.17 lbs tq @ 7psi ♠

Accord Member RideSubaru Member Ride
WRX 350whp 383 lbs tq @ 21psi
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-25-2008, 06:57 PM
ActNow's Avatar
ActNow ActNow is offline
Senior Member
Points: 9,734, Level: 29 Points: 9,734, Level: 29 Points: 9,734, Level: 29
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Killeen, Tx
Age: 35
Posts: 1,640
Rep Power: 56
ActNow is more helpful than most
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

I am having a hard time reading your typo's please revise!

edit: he meant sand ok i get it, yeah what mike said!
__________________
Certified Correctional Officer
Accord Restoration IS COMPLETE!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-25-2008, 07:00 PM
CG6-WASABI's Avatar
CG6-WASABI CG6-WASABI is offline
Senior Member
Points: 4,415, Level: 19 Points: 4,415, Level: 19 Points: 4,415, Level: 19
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: So-CAL
Age: 28
Posts: 271
Rep Power: 41
CG6-WASABI is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to CG6-WASABI
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

the best person to PM about black housing ur head lights is BPAccord

he'll answer all ur questions
__________________
it's not the size of the step, it's the direction you take it


meet up, eat sushi, talk accord
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-25-2008, 08:01 PM
hondaspeedx's Avatar
hondaspeedx hondaspeedx is offline
Senior Member
Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 165
Rep Power: 41
hondaspeedx is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

Thanks so much Mikey, actnow, and CG6... I really appreciate the help and advice.

(sorry for the typo.... typing way tooo fast
__________________
Sold 2/6/10

New Project: '03 CL-S
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-26-2008, 03:15 PM
BPAccord's Avatar
BPAccord BPAccord is offline
*DAIGAKUSOTSU*
Points: 29,360, Level: 52 Points: 29,360, Level: 52 Points: 29,360, Level: 52
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: So-Cal LOve/ O.C
Age: 33
Posts: 4,778
Rep Power: 70
BPAccord is more helpful than mostBPAccord is more helpful than most
Member Photo Albums
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

PM sent
__________________
BPACCORD [6GA B-BOY]C.L.A.S.S. 6
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-27-2008, 08:03 AM
hondaspeedx's Avatar
hondaspeedx hondaspeedx is offline
Senior Member
Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 165
Rep Power: 41
hondaspeedx is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

Thanks BP! The advice was appreciated!

As an update I haven't made any progress yet. Headlights on the kitchen floor untouched and need to be installed this morning before work. I've decided to buy some spray tint and LED's or cathode tubes for the lower amber marking lights. I'm scared of the legality of having NO amber, so I am thinking of toning it down a bit and then putting brighter lights behind it. I'm afraid a simple 194 bulb replacement won't be bright enough.

I have to see what I can find locally as I don't really want to order.

As for the turn signals, the brightness is again an issue. I'm afraid of them not being bright enough if I black the whole reflector--tho it looks hot! I've yet to see a good before and after shot of doing this. So i'm thinking of compromising and leaving a small section reflective.

I will post pics at some point.
__________________
Sold 2/6/10

New Project: '03 CL-S
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-27-2008, 01:26 PM
GoldnKnight22's Avatar
GoldnKnight22 GoldnKnight22 is offline
TWM:TLMF


Points: 46,831, Level: 66 Points: 46,831, Level: 66 Points: 46,831, Level: 66
Activity: 61% Activity: 61% Activity: 61%
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Methuen, MA
Age: 32
Posts: 7,730
Rep Power: 152
GoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit together
Member Photo Albums
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

If you get better bulbs for the corners, blackhousing the entire corner isn't (shouldn't be) a problem at all.

I'd show you pics of mine, but I have the white/amber switchbacks
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-27-2008, 04:16 PM
hondaspeedx's Avatar
hondaspeedx hondaspeedx is offline
Senior Member
Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13 Points: 2,207, Level: 13
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 165
Rep Power: 41
hondaspeedx is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

hehehe thanks Goldn... I may try the Sylvania Silver Stars Clear/Amber turn signal lights... Hoping they'll be a bit brighter.
__________________
Sold 2/6/10

New Project: '03 CL-S
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-27-2008, 04:51 PM
GoldnKnight22's Avatar
GoldnKnight22 GoldnKnight22 is offline
TWM:TLMF


Points: 46,831, Level: 66 Points: 46,831, Level: 66 Points: 46,831, Level: 66
Activity: 61% Activity: 61% Activity: 61%
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Methuen, MA
Age: 32
Posts: 7,730
Rep Power: 152
GoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit togetherGoldnKnight22 has their shit together
Member Photo Albums
Re: Painting High Beam Reflectors Yellow

Eh, I don't think they are any brighter at all. Those are the bluish/chromish looking ones that light up amber, right?


If you want some brighter amber turn signals... look into some LED turn signals. (smt tower-type bulbs)

Like this:
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


» Featured Ride
CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RIDE!



Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3