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2020, BMW R NINE T
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I had installed the Evotech performance tail tidy a few months back and I just was not too keen on the chrome plastic look on the tail light. I remember back from my days as water-cooled VW nerd people were taking their head lights apart on the MK4 Jettas and Golfs to paint the chrome housing black, it was called the "joeymod".
I removed the tail light and put the heat gun to the housing to separate the lense. Once separated I used some 400 grit sandpaper to remove the chrome finish as much as possible. I then cleaned and dried the housing. Once all dry i sprayed it with some primer and then applied some flat black afterwards. Before gluing the lense back onto the housing I removed as much as the factory glue as possible and sanded the mating surface of the lense. I used some Loctite brand two part plastic glue to put it back together. Some pictures below.

All apart and ready for some sanding.
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Primed and ready for paint
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painted flat black
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lights on
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