Blacked out headlights (HID retrofit) on this car? v.HondaFit

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  1. fridexter

    fridexter Active Member

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    Honda Fit in Tidewater Blue, totally stock, just like this picture

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    With these headlights:

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    I found someone else's car and had my friend color the headlights black to get a general idea. THIS IS NOT MY CAR.

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    LINK to pre-photoshop headlights/car

    Thoughts? Think black will look fine, or am I better off leaving the color as-is when doing the retrofit.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    This is one of few instances in which I think black will look better. Keep the insides of the reflectors shiny, though.

    Also, please aim the lights down a bit if you're going to run HIDs; no reflector can adequately control HID light, because it comes from the entire length of the bulb instead of from a point in the center of the bulb.
     
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    it'd look better on a black car, with those black wheels too.

    MURDERED OUT, SON!
     
  4. Anudist

    Anudist Turnin' Jesus on, one lightswitch at a time.

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    Who modifiies a Fit?
     
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    Any person who wanted to make it theirs? :dunno:

    Why not?
     
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    on a darker color I think it would look good but not as much on the lighter colors.
     
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    someone who doesn't give a flying fuck what you think. :wtcslap:
     
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    i def would do the black. Take your time and do it clean.
     
  9. fridexter

    fridexter Active Member

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    It's an HID projector retrofit, with OEM bixeon functionality. :eek3:
     
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    Do you think I should leave the color of the headlights stock when doing the projector retrofit? If so, should I:

    1.) paint the reflectors a matching tidewater blue, or
    2.) leave the reflectors chrome

    BTW, I am referring to these OEM chrome halogen reflectors:

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    The install on that white fit is very clean. This isn't the easiest task so I suggest you do TONS of research before chopping up your headlights.

    As far as the way the black looks, I say if you do similar treatment elsewhere (tail-lights maybe?) it will look good. Otherwise I think it looks a little out of place, but that's just me. Do what you want, because it's your car. :bigthumb:
     
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    YOU ABSOLUTELY MUST LEAVE THE REFLECTORS CHROME. You won't pass inspection if you paint the reflectors. You may not pass inspection just for painting the surrounds, but in my opinion painted surrounds are safer because they don't reflect light in weird directions.
     
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    fridexter Active Member

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    No need to worry about the legality of painting the shroud/reflectors because they don't care in California so long as the car passes smog.

    :o
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    Fair enough, but the legality is beside the point anyway. I'm going to venture a guess that you want to install HIDs so you can see better at night, which will be totally negated if you paint the reflectors.

    If you want a car that you can do absolutely anything to, without regard to consequence, you should get one of those plastic models. Real cars, on the other hand, require a certain amount of pragmatism.
     
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    or make it a trailer queen
     
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    you're an idiot.

     
  17. deusexaethera

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    Thanks for highlighting that. I missed that before.
     
  18. tenplanescrashing

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    leave everything else the same. color matching the surrounds and such to your car is just stupid.
     
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    now that I look at it again (the full car photo makes it look blue), I think the black would look fucking sweet! I would paint everything flat black except the reflector.

    A better photo would help make this an easier decision.
     
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  21. fridexter

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    By default though, the surrounding shroud is already OEM color matched.

    See original unphotoshopped: http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/8404/1000295ih3.jpg

    The photo you quoted earlier is the naked underneath covering without the OEM colored shroud surrounding on top of it.
     
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    seriously? I haven't looked at one up close in person so i didn't know that. but im starting to like the flat black look so i'd say go for it.
     
  23. skyblue

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    I blacked out the headlights on my car and I love the look of it. It does look a little out of place on your car because of the color of the exterior, but if you like it go for it.
     
  24. fridexter

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    I'm honestly leaning towards not blacking out the headlights at all, and just leaving the chrome reflectors as-is when doing the HID retrofit with the dog shrouds.

    Hopefully, the dog shrouds will be big enough to cover up most of the chrome reflectors. I'll also seal up the projectors well so there won't be stray light bouncing between the shroud in the back + reflectors.
     

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