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One of my winter projects is to paint my headlight, I have an 09 Vegas 8 Ball with the Chrome round headlight, would love the modern bullet but decided its to expensive, anyways Ive decided to paint mine flat black and seeing as Ive never painted Chrome before has anyone any tips before I do this.
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I would try plastidipping it first. Comes out a nice satin black... a can only costs about $5 and it is removeable should you not like it or ever want to back to chrome.... It is very easy to use Plastidip.
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Hi , if it were me , I would disassemble the headlight , and mail it to Witchdoctors for about $5.50 from where you live . He will mediablast it and powdercoat it any color you want for about 40.00 to 45.00 , and mail it back to you . 2 -3 week turnaraound ,and you will have a durable OEM finish that will last . 60.00 to 65.00 total cost , not too shabby .

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Hi , if it were me , I would disassemble the headlight , and mail it to Witchdoctors for about $5.50 from where you live . He will mediablast it and powdercoat it any color you want for about 40.00 to 45.00 , and mail it back to you . 2 -3 week turnaraound ,and you will have a durable OEM finish that will last . 60.00 to 65.00 total cost , not too shabby .
I agree.. painting is not easy. It's even harder when it's metal that flexes with temperature and it's in a spot that catches a lot of debris.

If you had some experience here, I would say got for it. But since you don't, I would suggest you use a pro.

If you are super hell bent on doing this yourself then study up on preping and painting techniques

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I agree.. painting is not easy. It's even harder when it's metal that flexes with temperature and it's in a spot that catches a lot of debris.

If you had some experience here, I would say got for it. But since you don't, I would suggest you use a pro.

If you are super hell bent on doing this yourself then study up on preping and painting techniques
Well I re-painted my Exhaust, so it doesnt flex more than that *L* No guys I'm painting using paint, plastidip I feel would look cool but consider its position and the beatings it would get Id be afraid it would chip and peel. As for sending it to WitchDoctors, wheres the fun in that !

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I would think about hitting it with a 3m scrub pad and see if the brushed nickel look suits you first. Just me though.


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would $200 be to much

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Thats not bad Johnny, but I'm also looking to buy 16" ape Hangers, a luggage rack with back rest, and also tint my signals black so the $200 for a new headlight is out of my budget

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Painting it would work fine. Dont worry that its chrome you just have to prep it good. Wet sand it with 600 grit till its nice a dull looking. Make sure you get in the grooves really well to so it has a good grab on the metal. I would highly recommend you spray a epoxy primer/sealer on it and let that dry for a hour before you spray your paint. Before you spray anything wipe it down with some wax and grease remover. Then spray the epoxy primer/sealer and then your paint.
I paint chrome fork lower legs, headlights, valve covers, and what ever else people bring me and its never been a issue. I would say if you lived close by to drop it off and i can have it done the next day. Most paint places wont charge you much to spray that. Good luck!

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Dude just use Plastidip, no sanding just clean, spray and done. I did a few parts and they hold up well

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