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      08-20-2021, 04:26 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Headlights

I need to replace the covers on my headlights. While I have them open, I was thinking of some customization. I was thinking of wrapping the interior with carbon fiber wrap. Has anyone done this? Will it last with the heat inside the headlight? Looking for some direction on this.
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      08-20-2021, 04:40 PM   #2
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Something like this....
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      08-22-2021, 09:05 AM   #3
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So, I started the project by purchasing new OEM housings and covers from ebay. I also purchased some 3M carbon fiber film. I am on the lookout for headlight internals so I don't have to tear apart my headlights (not yet anyway).
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      08-25-2021, 06:07 PM   #4
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So, here are the lenses and housings that just arrived.

NOTE: Still looking for innards!!
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      09-01-2021, 06:41 PM   #5
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Sealant stuff.....
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      09-02-2021, 07:17 PM   #6
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Black carbon fiber vinyl for the interior of the headlight.
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      10-06-2021, 01:17 PM   #7
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Black carbon fiber vinyl for the interior of the headlight.
Any follow-up here? How did this turn out?
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      01-12-2022, 08:28 AM   #8
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Can you please upload some pictures if you managed to finish them ?
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      08-17-2022, 09:40 AM   #9
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Here are a couple of pics. It is really hard to capture.
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So, it took me an entire weekend to do this. I completely disassembled the headlights in order to paint the chrome and wrap the visible plastic parts. I think they turned out well, and they it cost me about $400 to do.
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Nice want to do mine?
If so what’s your charge and time frame?
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      08-19-2022, 11:46 PM   #12
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Sure. Let's talk.
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Looks good
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Here are a couple of pics. It is really hard to capture.
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      12-07-2023, 01:35 PM   #15
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musclesmarinara75 I wish I were young!! But, yeah, they turned out nice!!
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Damn that looks pretty good

Any pics on how you got the blue color, just a quick paint spray?
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      12-20-2023, 12:07 PM   #17
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So I used a translucent blue from Autozone (SKU #353491). I had to completely disassemble them in order to spray them correctly.

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Looks great, did you encounter any malfunction messages or DTCs after? Do you think its possible to also change out the halos without any dtcs aswell?
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Looks great, did you encounter any malfunction messages or DTCs after? Do you think its possible to also change out the halos without any dtcs aswell?
I used the original internals, so no, I did not receive any error codes. I am not sure about using aftermarket parts. I think i really depends if you are using different LED or Xenon drivers.
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