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  • First Retro Evox-r, painted shield, light output

    Materials
    Ebay PnP 97 E420 headlights
    Evox-r projectors
    E55-r shrouds
    O-nex 35w projectors
    amp/d2s connector
    6000k Morimoto bulbs
    Anodized Blue metalcast spray paint

    Useful guide mbworld headlight retrofit
    http://mbworld.org/forums/e-class-w2...tor-retro.html

    The shields are based off of EvoXenoN
    shieldtemplates and the paint I used was Dupli-color sonic blue pearl from autozone.
    DSC01319.JPGDSC01321.JPGDSC01327.JPG
    I also sprayed the cutoff so that the projector could be completely blue instead of half.
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    Here the output for the Evox-r at about 15 ft.

    Cut off at 25ft
    DSC_0429.jpg

    Redid the projectors from the sonic blue to a high heat anodized blue but i plan on changing the blue 13smd 5050 led to white 5050.
    DSC01345.JPGDSC01347.JPGDSC01350.JPGDSC01348.JPG

    Demon eyes
    dual led set up so I can choose to turn it off, blue, white, or mixed
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    Last edited by bleach288; February 8th, 2012, 12:32 AM.

  • #2
    Paint on the top of your shield will mess with your cutoff.
    Feedback Thread
    http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39293

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    • #3
      Weird, why are there dark spots all over the place?

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      • #4
        liljohnny would it affect he color? The first cutoff pic was the first projector and it seemed to come out fine but the second project started off with a sharp cutoff but all yellow. I couldn't get the second projector to produce a solid blue what could be the problem?
        projector 1
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        Projector 2 ignore the glare on the top right
        DSC01338.JPG DSC01344.JPG
        gold94corolla are you talking about the dark spots in my high beam picture?

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        • #5
          duplicolor sonic blue pearl is NOT a high temperature paint. I just used this paint for my last retrofit (the color of one of my trucks) - you should be using a high temperature paint if it is going inside of the projector.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jp7 View Post
            duplicolor sonic blue pearl is NOT a high temperature paint. I just used this paint for my last retrofit (the color of one of my trucks) - you should be using a high temperature paint if it is going inside of the projector.
            ^x222222.

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            • #7
              and as for the cut off color problem. maybe your "fore-shields" are spacing the lens enough so its messing the cutoff, try removing the one with the bad cutoff. and see if it fixes it.

              if i remember correctly blue cut-off is all bout lens-shield spacing

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              • #8
                Ok i will give that a try and see what happens but what happen when you did use the dupli? Then should I use dupli color metalcast blue instead I think its rated at 500F?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bleach288 View Post
                  Ok i will give that a try and see what happens but what happen when you did use the dupli? Then should I use dupli color metalcast blue instead I think its rated at 500F?
                  I don't use that kind of paint for painting the shields, it will not hold up. It's ok to use on the parts of the headlight that aren't intensely exposed to heat. I used engine block paint for my shields. They sell a dark blue, which would work good for you.

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                  • #10
                    The dark spots in the high beam, yeah, but the dark spot just under the cutoff to the right of the steps. I'm not sure if there is something wrong, or these are simply not good projectors.

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                    • #11
                      It might be my front shield or the cutoff it self but I have noticed the with or without my front shield theres a yellow arc under the hot spot in the middle and both sides of the cutoff. Here is a cutoff comparison by lightwerkz http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...ghlight=evox-r

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                      • #12
                        Is there a away to extend the blue on the cutoff so that its more spread out instead of only the center?

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                        • #13
                          Why do some even paint the shields? Sorry for newb question just not sure the benefit?
                          In memory of Robert E. Flynn

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                          • #14
                            so that you can see the color through the projector during the day

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TobiasSing View Post
                              so that you can see the color through the projector during the day
                              Makes sense Thanks
                              In memory of Robert E. Flynn

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