Materials I used:
1 Can of semi-gloss black engine enamel(Can use any color you would like to use)
1 Can of red engine enamel (I used dupli-color for both being it can be heated up to 500 degrees you want it to have a high heat tollerance being it goes in the oven)
1 Large square Garbage Bag
1 Oven pre-heated to 250 degrees
1 pair of oven mits or pot holders.
2 baking sheets
1 Philips head screwdriver
1 Flat head screwdriver
1 Ratchet with a 10mm socket(I believe)
1 10mm wrench (same as the ratchet)
Link to the other car that was done at the same time(the ones at the top and bottom):
I was doing this with a bunch off people around, so some of my pictures have gone missing.
My best suggestion is to preheat the oven first as it is only three bolts that you have to take out in order to get the headlight out(per side).
Using the ratchet and the wrench if needed take out the two bolts on top and the third one that on the inside of the bumper, but reachable from the top. Unclip the wiring harness from the unit, and pull it towards the outside of the car they slid out with relatively easily. Pictures 1 and 2
There are 6 philips head screws on the headlight itself that need to be taken out prior to heating, 4 on top and 2 on the side. I lost the picture of the two on the side but its self explanatory. picture 3
Place the light in the oven set to 250 degrees for 10 minutes have pot holders ready when taking it out, please do not be stupid.
After it has cooked for 10 minutes take it out and use the flathead screwdriver underneath all of the black plastic clips that hold the two halves together while the rubber silicone sets. It is ok if you break a few I did, and as long as you put the halves back together tightly there will be a perfect seal.
Now that they have come out of the oven there are 3 philips screws to take the first housing out. Pictures 4 and 5
There are 2 screws on the same side to take out the chrome ring which holds the amber. And there are a few nubs(for lack of a better word) that holds the ring in place. There should only be one remaining screw that will take out the amber. Unfortunately I lost the picture for taking out the chrome piece but its self explanatory.
If you do not want to paint the insides please skip to Step 9
I took the the chrome/silver rings from around the low beam projector, and from the turn signal out. There are 4 screws to take the cover off the turn signal and free the low beam. Then very carefully there are there are about 4 or 5 tabs(I forgot to count them while I had it open) that have to be pushed out with a flathead. pictures 6 and 7
Using the garbage bag for almost a drop cloth to spray paint on I painted the large chrome rings black, and the rings from around the actual lights red. With dupli-color metalcast I did one coat wait ten minutes 2nd coat, then about a half hour for a very light 3rd coat. After waiting an hour you can begin to put the whole set up back together.
Put all the nubs and screws back in leaving the screw for the amber out. If you need reference see the steps above.
When you have it all back together and the two halves are ready to be joined put them in the oven for 5 minutes at 250 degrees.
Step 11 A.
After you pull it out of the oven push the two halves together very quickly and squeeze to re-create a perfect seal. This has to be done quickly otherwise the rubber sealant will cool and dry off. While the sealant is still soft, screw the 6 screws back in their corresponding holes.
Step 11 B. (optional)
If you want to ensure the seal, buy a 5$ tube of rubber sealant and run it around the seam of the two halves once pushed together. I did not do this because i got a great seal
Reinstall headlight into the fender