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    Other than high temp resistant, does anyone have any recommendations for what I need to do this baking job?
    Is this something I can pick up at home depot or lowes?
    I want the black housings and the inner reflector to be yellow...
    Something like this....
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    I would get some Butyl Sealant to help reseal the headlight but you can always just go with silicone
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    I had mine professionally done . My high beams are yellow like this . I love mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrxchick1676 View Post
    I had mine professionally done . My high beams are yellow like this . I love mine
    Where did you get yours done? How much did it cost? Any issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nayrb37 View Post
    Where did you get yours done? How much did it cost? Any issues?
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    Really not that hard Nayrb37, did mine a few weeks ago and its just time consuming really. Give yourself a weekend to do it. Click the link I posted and follow step by step, the paint you need to purchase is in there as well. The only thing you need to get in addition is the Butyl Sealant, as cflip2x mentioned. Will cost you $40 for supplies and the satisfaction you did it yourself is free

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRBOXR View Post
    Really not that hard Nayrb37, did mine a few weeks ago and its just time consuming really. Give yourself a weekend to do it. Click the link I posted and follow step by step, the paint you need to purchase is in there as well. The only thing you need to get in addition is the Butyl Sealant, as cflip2x mentioned. Will cost you $40 for supplies and the satisfaction you did it yourself is free
    Thanks, I typically do my own installs, but messing with the headlight seal makes me nervous. Off hand I don't know how much a replacement light is, but I would imagine they aren't cheap!
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    Really not hard. Put them in the oven for a while at about 250
    You can re use the old sealant too..I did but I'm also replacing the lens sometime down the road

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    Yea WRX chick also Pm'd me about Modgeeks.
    For me personally this wasn't the best route. Even for people who are unsure about DIY, I would recommend just taking your time. After looking at the link posted here and pricing materials, I'm not gonna buy an extra set of headlights, then ship them to Maine, then pay for a retrofit and labor. That's like 500-700 dollars just to make them look cool and function less.

    I guess I could've found this stuff easy, I just didn't know if anyone had a less tedious route. Thx all.
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    Modgeeks m dvnt are 2 diff people . I didn't send my lights in . I had a set done n then swapped them out for my stock pair .

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    If dine properly and a proper retrofit it won't diminish any function or performance of the lights. Definitely take your time though. I spent a weekend doing it...much longer then needed but I just had all that time. You can easily get it done in a few hours

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    I think there is some confusion...

    Sounds like OP was looking to paint his housings, not get a retrofit. If you went through the thread you would see that Overland04 (Thread starter) offers to paint housings for members for $175+ shipping. Headlight Housing Painting | Overland Designs

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