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This is a discussion on 2011 Headlights within the NES: Local For Sale Only ! forums, part of the New England States category; I just ordered my WRX and prefer the black housed 2011 headlights over the chrome ones that will come with ...

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    2011 Headlights

    I just ordered my WRX and prefer the black housed 2011 headlights over the chrome ones that will come with my 2012. Anyone want to trade when the car gets here?
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    You can always just paint them and do a HID retrofit at the same time if your wrx didn't come with stock HIDs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommy_c View Post
    You can always just paint them and do a HID retrofit at the same time if your wrx didn't come with stock HIDs.
    Definitely a great option!
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    bake, paint, allow to cure.. re-assemble.. bake again.. final tighten of screws...

    done.. there's your black headlight inserts Seriously, it IS that easy. However, make sure you do actually let them cure over night before re-assembly. I didn't and my lenses got a slight bit hazy. I have to bake mine apart again to clean up the haze from the paint off-gassing in the sealed headlight assy.

    Other than that, there aren't any pit falls.. 200* for 12 min is all it takes for some tasty headlight disassembly.. then repeat for re-assembly after the painted parts are ready to go back in.
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