A quick mod this morning, Joey’d one of the standard headlights
first job was getting the lens off which I managed with a hair drier and a trim remover tool to save scratching anything with a screw driver
next up was unscrew the chrome bezel from the glass part of the headlight, I actually sprayed it with the plastidip paint but it reacted so I had to rub it down and start again at which point I thought sod it I’ll paint it with proper paint, rubbed the dodgy paint primed it up
I then went to the headlight and masked the internals off while still on the car, basically I’ve made sure the smooth reflector isn’t painted
trimmed back the masking tape and masked off around the light
This time I rubbed back the chrome to get the shine off it and used etch primer, heated it up first with the hair drier to aid the adhesion
heated it again to speed up drying and gave it a coat of gloss black then once dry removed the masking tape
the orange indicator was a puzzle to what I was going to do then I realised I had a sheet of perforated vinyl that I bought to black out some headlights years ago, cut a square off and stuck it to the lens, it didn’t go on very well then I heated it and it melted slightly enabling me to push it on nicely
put the lens back on and job done, will get the other side done tomorrow morning, really pleased with how it’s come out plus I can actually see at night with them!
the only other annoying thing to happen today is the black grille (and more importantly included the spotlight brackets) have gone missing in the post, the seller sent the parcel recorded delivery and it’s been accepted by the post office if you check on their website so it’s not dodgy but it’s been ‘in transit’ for a week, the seller refunded me this morning but the part is no longer available from BMW so I’m knackered!