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everytimeidie, What did you use to paint the insides?
 
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Originally Posted by DrPhilGandini View Post
That looks great!
I wish we could get 07BPB's and my HowTos as stickies--it would put all the info in one place.
Until that time, the info is all here regardless.
Im all for the idea that these should be stickies. Where is mr moderator?
 
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everytimeidie, What did you use to paint the insides?
I used plastidip, I followed some thread a while ago, and for a couple of months someone ran plastidip in their joey mod wit no problem. plus i think it comes out more satin black looking than BBQ paint, which turns out kind of dark gray
 
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Plastidip won't melt!! *shock* That seems like it shouldn't work. Whatever... Can anyone else confirm that plastidip is fine it use in a joey mod???
 
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Originally Posted by miniman101 View Post
Plastidip won't melt!! *shock* That seems like it shouldn't work. Whatever... Can anyone else confirm that plastidip is fine it use in a joey mod???
thats what I thought, but I followed the other thread for a couple of months, and it seemed fine. but that was for an R56, I'll keep this updated with how the plastidip holds up
 
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https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/interior-exterior/151091-another-joey-mod-but-with-plastidip-2.html

there's the thread i followed, i guess back in 2008 haha, but it says that plastidip can withstand up to 200 degrees, and that should be more than enough to withstand the xenon lights
 
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Well, I have halogens, so mine are even less, right?
 
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Well, I have halogens, so mine are even less, right?
Xenons produce less heat than halogens but have a higher color temperature, meaning they are more like "daylight" than halogens.
 
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Thanks for the guide! Really helped.

I put my lights in the airing cupboard (small and very warm room with the water boiler that you put towels etc in) for a few hours before pulling apart with the use of a heat gun.

Just the warmth from sitting in the cupboard was alost enough to get the lenses off. Took 15 minutes a light.

They are being painted white and electric blue this week, so should have them back together and fitted this weekend.
 
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White and Electric Blue should look great! Be sure to post pics when your done.
 
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So what are some other opinions. Plastidip scares me...unless some other people can confirm it works fine.
 
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Originally Posted by miniman101 View Post
So what are some other opinions. Plastidip scares me...unless some other people can confirm it works fine.
I'm having mine spray painted by the guy that does my body work, so should be a 100% match. He was doing some more stuff for me this week, so figured why not. If it can hold up to the heat of the bonnet then I doubt the lights will be any worse.
 
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Like whats wrong with some Krylon Fusion black of some kind? Would this work?
 
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Like whats wrong with some Krylon Fusion black of some kind? Would this work?
I'm sure it would work, but you would just need to prep the surface and stuff
 
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Krylon Fusion works just fine, that's what I used when I did my xenons last year. No problems dealing with the heat.
 
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Originally Posted by 07BPB View Post
White and Electric Blue should look great! Be sure to post pics when your done.
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They go on the car today, so will post another pic next week after I get back from the London to Brighton.

The painter said they were a PITA to paint and lacquer due to their shape and complexity, but his paint job is flawless. He didn't use acetone to strip the chrome, he used some kind of pad, but its name escapes me at the moment.
 
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holy **** they look sexy as hell. i have an 09 with the xenons... i would LOVE to do this mod, but i think im scared to take it all apart :(

who wants to come over and help me do it ?
 
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Your headlights look insane! Nice work! That electric blue looks unreal.

I went to the mini dealer here and some of the employee's were outside and saw me pull up. I was browsing around and the 3 of them were checking out my car admiring the headlights. Think I am one of the few if any of the people in AUS that have done the mod. :D
 
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holy **** they look sexy as hell. i have an 09 with the xenons... i would LOVE to do this mod, but i think im scared to take it all apart :(

who wants to come over and help me do it ?
In Australia at all.
 
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Brilliant job! I gotta do this to mine. Cheers for the great descriptions of the process and pics.

more pics! more pics!
 
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looks great, I love the GP bumper too
 
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Nice headlights I like the GP bumper too.
 
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loooking nice. Anyone do a british racing green yet?
 
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so its been about 3 weeks, and with tons of driving, the plastidip has still held up as well as the day I sprayed them
 

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