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black headlights s3 facelift model

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Quattro Singh, Jun 12, 2013.

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    Hi,

    I've seen on a couple of pic's of S3's with black headlights and quiet like the look of them, now i dont really wanna take them apart and paint them as i'm not sure how good they with come out, i have seen some online but they all seem to be angle eye versions are these the only ones available?

    if so wheres the cheapest place to get these?

    Thanks,

    Hardeep.
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    hi

    sorry maybe i wasnt clear i want the inside to be black rather then the standard chrome look
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    If you don't want to open them up yourself, then you won't find any OEM one's being sold like that brand new- and if you do then they would have been a DIY job.

    The lights are £500 each side from Audi...so I doubt any company will sell them with the insides being sprayed to black, as that's quiet a niche market.

    So yes, I believe you are correct that the only ones available are angel eyes....and would also need a HID kit with them as I don't think the Xenon and balasts can be put in there from your original S3 lights.

    Other than that your only option really is to DIY and there are a few guides on here on how to open them up properly.

    Good luck
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    damn!

    do you know what paint is the best to use?

    i'll have a look for the guide

    Cheers
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    Sorry cant help with what paint to use tbh, but its been covered a few time before so I'm sure someone has mentioned what make and finish they used.

    Happy searching :)
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    I've painted the insides of my pre facelift lights. All I used was a tin of hammerite and a 1/2 inch brush.
    completely transforms the look. I'm just trying to find replacement seals for my indicators and then can do them too
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