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    Hello everyone, I'm new to JJ. I have a MkV Jetta and I love it. It's just a 2.5 L S but still. Now as it stands I have the chrome grille front end.

    Here's a current pic:

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    My goal is to get a Gti grille replacement as I LOVE that look. (If anyone is interested in a trade hit me up). But that's not really where I need help. You see I don't like the chrome headlight look, instead I plan on painting them black.

    Here's my goal:

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    When I say paint them black I mean bake the headlights and paint part of the chrome flat black. Iveenot only seen it done successfully but I have done it myself on a previous car. My question is this, does it effect the brightness? The only other car icewdone this too didn't have a problem, but I thought I'd ask you guys.

    If a thread for this already exists then just let me know, I tried finding one.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Also I understand that the above photo has projector headlights. Mine are the stock ones that I plan on painting. I would leave the inner part chrome of course (similar to the projector headlights above), just wondering if it will be enough.

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    I believe that as long as you leave the inner part that immediately surround the bulb alone, it shouldn't affect the visibility since that is what I assume is mainly used to reflect the light for greater visibility. Heres the ECS version which has everything black except that inner part:


    Good luck on that, try to post pics.. maybe a walkthrough

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    Default Re: MkV Headlight painting

    it does effect visibility a tad, but if your going for the look.. eh do it.

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