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Old 08-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
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Should i paint my headlight bizels or order new ones

My wrangler came with chrome headlight bizels but i want no chrome on my jeep, I didn't know if I could take them off and spray paint them gloss or matte black

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:34 AM   #2
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Paint them. Easy enough.

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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You can take them of or leave them on and paint them ( i recommend taking them of to paint )
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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I took mine off last week and gave them a squirt of aerosol bedliner.... they look great.... quick and very easy.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:42 AM   #5
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Painted mine with Krylon. Turned out nicely. I painted the ring around the headlight as well
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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Ok thanks guys, I'll do that today
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #7
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Get some before and after pics. I was thinking of painting mine.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:21 PM   #8
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Ok will do
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:36 PM   #9
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Yes paint them. Crome does not belong on a jeep..... As soon as I get some time I will be painting mine along with the crome fuel door.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:43 PM   #10
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I shot mine flat black looks great. Just give them a good sanding.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #11
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Yup, mine were Chrome. I sprayed them with Rustoleum semi gloss black.
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:20 PM   #12
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I scuffed mine a little with some 1000 grit sandpaper and used the spray can rustoleum touch-up primer/paint/clearcoat. Holding up nicely still after 5 months.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:13 PM   #13
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I bought black ones from ebay, they were cheap enough, and hubby wanted me to be able to return it to stock if desired. Not that it will ever happen, but oh well. No worries about chips and having to re do them this way.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:17 PM   #14
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Krylon fusion satin black for me. See my profile for pics. Easy mod that looks great.
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:21 PM   #15
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I don't regret painting them, but I'm always touching up nicks. Are the Ebay ones plastic? If that's the case and they are cheap I'd go that route
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rustoleum bed liner. sanded them first and let them dry completely before putting back on and havent had any nicks yet. love they way they look


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Old 08-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #17
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I bought black ones from ebay, they were cheap enough, and hubby wanted me to be able to return it to stock if desired. Not that it will ever happen, but oh well. No worries about chips and having to re do them this way.
X2 They were less than $30
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I bought the black bezels and the black snap in grill inserts at the same time, whole new look!
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I re-painted my trim pieces today a semi-gloss black.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #20
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I painted mine this morning. Scratched them up with a Scotch brite pad then hit them with rustoleum universal flat black. They came out nicely.
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #21
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I don't regret painting them, but I'm always touching up nicks. Are the Ebay ones plastic? If that's the case and they are cheap I'd go that route
Yes, black plastic. Much better than touching up, IMO....
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I personally like my chrome headlight bezels. I won't add any chrome to my jeep, but I'm leaving mine be.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:44 PM   #23
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Just painted them today
Looks pretty badass
I sanded them down and sprayed semi gloss black on twice



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Just painted them today
Looks pretty badass
I sanded them down and sprayed semi gloss black on twice

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Awesome! I was apprehensive at first, but I was glad I took the plunge, as well.
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Paint em.
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If you stick the screws into a piece of cardboard, you'll be able to prime and paint the torx screws from the bezel also... That way the fasteners are as black as the trim ring
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If you stick the screws into a piece of cardboard, you'll be able to prime and paint the torx screws from the bezel also... That way the fasteners are as black as the trim ring
Wish I'd thought of that. Eh the silver screws look kinda cool though.
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If you stick the screws into a piece of cardboard, you'll be able to prime and paint the torx screws from the bezel also... That way the fasteners are as black as the trim ring
Or you can hit them with some touch up paint once they are installed.... I have a ton of black touch up from our last 4 vehicles..... All black.
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Paint. Used Rust O Leum satin black after thoroughly sanding bezels. Stuck the screws into cardboard to hold them and painted them also. Looks awesome now. Did a ton of trail riding this summer afterward and do not see any stone chips at all.

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