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Getting rid of orange in headlights?

Hi everyone. . i was just curious if there's a DIY for removing the orange part that is in the headlights? Or replacing it with a clear piece?

I was just looking at my car and imagining how much better it would look without that orange shit. Thanks
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easiest way is to get chrome turn signal bulbs, can get them on amazon.

Otherwise you have to take apart the entire headlight and paint them.

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I painted my orange reflectors, along with the chrome rings and turn signal bowl.


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I plan to bake open my headlight and get rid of the Amber reflector by overlaying it w/ Smoke Vinyl.....I will be purchasing another set of Headlights though for that so I can use my stock ones as a "back-up" pair.


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I plan to bake open my headlight and get rid of the Amber reflector by overlaying it w/ Smoke Vinyl.....I will be purchasing another set of Headlights though for that so I can use my stock ones as a "back-up" pair.
Paint the inside of the reflector black like me, it gives you a far better smoke appearance, and still high gloss on the outside and takes virtually zero work to get it perfect, just tape off edges, paint inside, done.

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Found this writeup after some more searching:

http://www.mazdaspeedforums.org/foru...s-video-54899/

I'm a newb and the cars still pretty new, so I dont think I have the balls to tear apart the headlight yet. It looks really nice though
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get chrome dipped turn signals, that may do as much as you want for now.

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(Late reply, I know.) While you're at it, consider replacing the orange bulbs in the tail lights. No baking necessary . . . instructions on how to swap the bulbs are actually in the owner's manual.

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*Even later post, sorry haven't been on here in a long time registered and have not been able to get around to posting, but question? if you paint the reflector part that helps reflect the light out does it produce less light on the road or is it the same?
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Well you're changing the reflective / mirroring qualities at the furthest inside point (granted of course you're not an idiot and paint the outside because that's totally different).

You'll still see some orange due to the plastic being orange (aka the black will not match the black plastic in headlights.

It will reduce reflective qualities, at least 50% from what I've noticed.

Hit it at the right angle and you'll certainly see it, but then again.. that part of the headlight doesn't really have any reflective qualities to begin with.

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