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Old 03-20-2013, 02:49 PM
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So I finally finished up my headlight changeout that ended up requiring more than I expected. My old headlight lenses were so faded from the sun they were beyond repair and I couldnt see very well at night.

There were not many options at all for Halo Projection lights available for the Jimmy so I decided to go with the S10 lights. I knew that I would have to change out grills but didnt realize that I would also have to use the S10 bumper as well.

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New set up. I bought the newe grill for JC Whitney for $35 w free shipping. What I didnt know is that the grill didnt come with the emblem and trim piece that split the lights. I got an all metal S10 bumper off CriagsList, sanded and Dipped it black. Decided to not use the valance and made a plate to hide the oil filter. I also blacked out the turn signal lenses, added runnung lights and $8 tractor lights from Northern Tool.





Added an second "third brake light" I got at the junkyard and LED reverse lights to compensate for the blacked out taillights.



 
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shoot some clear over the lenses that you tinted, make them gloss (urethane clear) it will look great.
Looks good.
 
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looks super clean! love the lights on the back. i didn't even notice them in the first picture of the rear! and i agree with richphotos, i sprayed 2 coats of clear over mine and they look great.
 
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looks waay better dude. how do you like those projectors? i was thinking of getting the same ones. and is that a second 3rd brake light just above the hitch?? diggin it.
 
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Appreciate the compliments. I prefer the matte black myself. I used Plasti Dipp to paint everything you see that's black. I would like to clear coat what's been painted but not sure what to use to keep the matte finish???
 
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looks waay better dude. how do you like those projectors? i was thinking of getting the same ones. and is that a second 3rd brake light just above the hitch?? diggin it.
Thanks, They were a cheap set bought off Ebay. I had to play around with them to get them to fit right but they look great and definately light up the road much, much better.
 
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nearly crapped myself at the difference on your front end, went from looking plain and unblanaced with the grille guard, to rugged and bad**s, really love the look, thinking about getting similar headlights for mine, feel like it gives a really modern and cool look to the car. any future plans for it now?
 
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Appreciate the compliments. I prefer the matte black myself. I used Plasti Dipp to paint everything you see that's black. I would like to clear coat what's been painted but not sure what to use to keep the matte finish???
i might be mistaken here, but i do believe that they make a matte clear coat. think about it, they make a matte everything else right? i know i have seen it in a rattle can at Lowes. made by Valspar. i used some of their clear coat and it works great. but OMG does it FREAKIN stink!!!!
 
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nearly crapped myself at the difference on your front end, went from looking plain and unblanaced with the grille guard, to rugged and bad**s, really love the look, thinking about getting similar headlights for mine, feel like it gives a really modern and cool look to the car. any future plans for it now?
I have 2 things that I am definately doing on the front. Find and install the trim piece that splits the headlights and turn signals and mount a Smitty Built XRC-8 winch that I have. It sucks that no one offers bolt on mounting kits for Blazers/Jimmys. I have looked at many threads on this forum and have a pretty good idea how i'm gonna do it, I just need to do it.
 
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Originally Posted by Twip View Post
i might be mistaken here, but i do believe that they make a matte clear coat. think about it, they make a matte everything else right? i know i have seen it in a rattle can at Lowes. made by Valspar. i used some of their clear coat and it works great. but OMG does it FREAKIN stink!!!!
To be honest I havent researched it yet but there probably is a matte clear coat available. I tell ya, I love Plasti Dipp. I started out using the spray cans, $6 at Lowe's, then bought a gallon for like $55 from dipyourcar.com and a cheap spray gun and went crazy. I then read online where you can buy the PlastiDip that's not premixed for spray applications and thin it down yourself for about half the cost. I did this with good results and cost about $25 - $30 per gallon. You can do quite a bit with a gallon. This is the wifey's Honda Accord I did for about $15.

 
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