Originally Posted by speedyguy
Ricers do it all the time it is easy to do.
Whether you paint your lenses, or paint the covers, it'* the same thing. If you hold your hand 1" in front of your face, you still can't see beyond it. The light is spread across the whole surface of the lens. In order to make this work, you could get the covers in clear, mask off the center that you want clear, and spray VHT nightshades on the rest. About 3 coats should do. I'd do this on the INSIDE of the headlight covers. The VHT will allow most of the light to come out, and you won't lose much. You won't get a choice of colors though.
If you cover your lights with anything solid that won't transmit light, you will regret it.