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Headlight Assy upgrade

Hey, I was thinking of trying to take the headlight assy apart from the front of the commander, then disassemble it and paint the inside of the headlights the body color of the commander. It now is kinda a crinkled silverish metalic color. What would be cool, is would now give the commander the appearance of having round headlights where the circles are for low beam and high beam.

If anyone has done this, or has knowledge, post a website etc.

I am excited to see what it would look like so I can get started myself!
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You would probably reduce the output of the light. The reflective inside is there to help focus and enhance the light.

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I tend to agree with Huey to a point.

But if you want to do this look up how to do demon eyes or Halos. It requires you baking the headlight assembly for a specific amount of time at like 250F to loosen the glue that keeps the housing together.
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If you are just painting the inside of the headlights and not the reflectors, I don't see how it would affect the output.
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I think I understand the look you are going for and I don't think it will take away from the lighting capability. I also don't think it is going to be that drastic of a change in the appearance of the light. If I understand it correctly the look you want is for the lights to be isolated and for that you would need to paint the lens itself. Similar to the look of the older style liberty? see the circled area of the picture.
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What I was thinking of doing is heating up and taking apart the headlight. The reflectors are a separate piece from the assembly so take them out and paint the inside of the headlight body. Here is a pic I was playing with on photoshop
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KitKat, you are spot on. I have a black commander and was thinking about painting the inside of the headlight assy the same as the body color, just like your photoshop, only the chrome rectangle you left on the surround, would be the body color too... i guess it would almost look similar to the latest body style corvette headlight assy. Big clear lense over body colored plastic, with just the round headlights/highbeams left. And no to everyone else, I did not mean pain the enitre headlight assy, as the reflector surface is what projects the beam in a distinct patter, besides, i'm sure johnny-law would be all over me for painting the whole headlight assy! KitKat, see if you could finish the photoshop you did, do the rectangle chrome surround the body color also, and change your already painted in stuff the body color of your jeep, I am thinking this would look awesome on dark colored commanders, kinda like the jeep liberty pic showed.


If anyone has attempted to do this, let us know the steps you took to make it successful, and what to avoid.

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Directions on how to paint XK headlamps. Enjoy-

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ead.php?t=4236
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You're going for a look similar to the passenger's headlight I photoshopped below, right?

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