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A4 B7 headlights with a black background

JDM82 Sep 25, 2011

  1. JDM82

    JDM82 Member

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    I have done a search but I can't seem to find any standard A4 B7 headlights with a black background instead of the chrome ones I have now. I can find ones with a black background but with DRL's which Im not bothered about so was hoping to pay a bit less for ones without the DRL's.

    Anyone know of where I could find the headlights Im looking for?

    Im looking at getting smoked rears and side repeaters but the chrome headlights would ruin the look so......
     
  2. Irish EK

    Irish EK Member

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    I dont think you can get these? Iv never seen them. You could strip the original headlights and paint them yourself?!
     
  3. Stringster

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    These are black with no DRLs, but they are angel eye: ebay
    Shame about the orange indicators.

    Looking to do the same as I want projector lenses. I think the only way is to open up the originals.
     
  4. viceroy

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    Hi,

    I've been through the same process and you are correct, there are no headlights with black backgrounds.

    The route I've followed was to get a set of Depo Angel Eyes, and to mod them myself.

    I know a lot of people are not keen on the actual angel eyes, but they can be disconnected and look quite OEM.
    http://www.modbargains.com/images/Products/DEPO/HL_AUDI_A4_06_DP_A_BLK.jpg

    I opened up the lights last night and disassembled them.
    This coming weekend the interior bits will be sprayed matte black and then high gloss clear coated.
    The orange indicators will be smoked.

    Considering how much of an effect blacking out the shroud at the front makes to the headlights, this mod should look brilliant.

    Hmmm beaten to answering ;)
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  5. jon-easy

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  6. viceroy

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    That's essentially what I'm doing.
    Not hard, and the effect of the finished product is just so worth it.
     
  7. gphilla

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    Hmmm i was thinking about fitting the Laminx but this looks far better and much much cheaper :)
     
  8. viceroy

    viceroy Active Member

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    finally finished my headlights.
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  9. JDM82

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    Lights look the mutts nuts mate :thumbsup:
     
  10. Richardesty

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    Good effort, but I'm not getting what looks like three different colour greys - carbon, lens surrounds and the lower backing. In fairness I think it would look so much better in one colour....
     
  11. viceroy

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    Fair comments.

    The grey at the bottom is not as different IRL as it shows up in the pics, so I'm not bothered about that. Maybe the next time the bumper is off the car, I'll open the lights up again and spray it the same matte black as the lens surrounds.

    Personally I much prefer the carbon to the plain black on the shrouds.
     
  12. Richardesty

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    Time to do the grill surround to match then :beerchug:
     
  13. viceroy

    viceroy Active Member

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    It's coming...just as soon as I can source a cheap RS4 grille
     

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