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Opinion Please: Re: Headlights

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2013TundraGirl, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Jun 9, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    2013TundraGirl

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    Hi everyone! I am trying to decide between Black casing & clear lenses with Halo projection headlights OR Chrome casing & smoke lenses with Halo projection headlights.

    Unfortunately the FL sun has killed my headlight lenses and they have been restored a few times already... at this point, it's cheaper to just get new headlights. I am having such a difficult time deciding which would look best. As you can see from my pic my truck is Dark Gray with blacked out emblems. I am also getting a new Black grill since mine is too weathered to even bother cleaning it and re-dipping or painting it.
    current situation.jpg black.jpg truck with black example.jpg chrome.jpg chrome truck.jpg

    The 1st pic is my current situation. 2nd black casing & clear and example from website. Then chrome casing & smoke lens and another example from website.

    So Thoughts on which one will look best? Thanks!!! :)
     
  2. Jun 9, 2021 at 8:34 PM
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  3. Jun 9, 2021 at 8:47 PM
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    Thanks! Sorry for the large photos. I chose thumbnails.....guess their thumbnails are HUGE! LOL
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2021 at 11:31 PM
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    Can't really see a difference between the two sets, except that the bottom one might have a glossier black plastic with a slight tint to lens? Maybe see if you can get some better photos for us, or link the site. Smoke tint is always a bonus at the cost of a bit of brightness (halos won't be as obvious).

    Welcome from SoCal.
     
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  5. Jun 10, 2021 at 3:59 AM
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    Welcome from LA (Lower Alabama)! With the color of your truck, the black casing would look pretty good.
     
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  6. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    Hey Cindy. What part of FL are you in? FL here too. Post a pic of your grill. I have a gloss black grill surround if you want to move your center insert over to it.
     
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  7. Jun 10, 2021 at 5:45 AM
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    To Me, smoked headlight lenses are right up there with dingle balls, led strips inside fenders, sub woofers inside beds, blacked out wind shields, ad nausium....
    Keep the clear.
    BTW. my wife's lenses on her Acura were much worse and I brought them back with fine cut abrasive disks and WD40 for cutting fluid. After that, a finishing polish with Meguiars 502. They look brand new and still look like new after a year.
     
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  8. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:23 AM
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    What about Sequoia pro headlights?
     
  10. Jun 10, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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  11. Jun 11, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    I agree they look exactly the same but the 1st one is black casing & clear lenses and the 2nd
    My grill was plasti-dipped years ago and then of course painted over and over so I purchased a new grill. It would take a TON of work to strip it which is why I just purchased a new that is already black.

    This is what I purchased. [​IMG]
     
  12. Jun 11, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    I am in SW Florida. Hi everyone!
     
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  13. Jun 11, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    I have had them done so many times. I think when the strobe lights got installed, the lenses weren't sealed well. There is moisture inside the lenses in addition to the fade.
     
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