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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:12 pm 
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exactly how to f**k did you take the red and orange things out i tried my hardest over the long weekend with a hair dryer etc to heat up the sealant s**t on the tail lights but alas never happened and gave up i might try the lights if ya chuck a quick faq up cheers (or i'll wait a few weeks and buy of ebay)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:33 pm 
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Hey mate..

TIKFD6 has had his done same as that for 6 months and it looks hot on his car.. he has been doing it for a few of the local boys.. Much tidier looking than the dodge ebay ones IMO..

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exactly how to f**k did you take the red and orange things out i tried my hardest over the long weekend with a hair dryer etc to heat up the sealant s**t on the tail lights but alas never happened and gave up i might try the lights if ya chuck a quick faq up cheers (or i'll wait a few weeks and buy of ebay)


its a little difficult to get the tail light appart but if your patient it and dont rush they can be pulled apart . i used a stanley knife that i heated up with a gas torch and carefully cut along the join then carefully pryed the lense off.
i spent about 1 hour and a half on each light. and i used black silicone to seal it back up ..

i have read someone else has done the same thing using a dremmel to cut around the join of the lense..
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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:00 pm 
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i picked up a pair of damaged ones from the wreckers, removed the brocken lenses buy simlpy brakeing small pieces off at a time with a pair of multigrips, then useing a dyegrinder with a metal grinding bit i removed the rest of the lens from the back/reflector section. to remove the lenses i had another set of taillights(with good lenses), i used the dyegrinder to carefully cut into the back section around the lens and then just cleaned up the lenses with the dyegrinder...

the garnish was a bit of a fluke... in one place it started to come away from the backing, so i just used a paint scraper and gentley pushed it around the join and it came apart really easily...

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:09 pm 
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when ur done r u gonna post some pics so we get views on different models and colors

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:18 pm 
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i'll post pic's when i have them installed on my XR, it's black (if you didn't allready know :? ), i dont really know n e one else that owns a boxcar..

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:29 pm 
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so i've fitted them to the XR they look good IMO :D , but i am not totally happy with the garnish... i glued it together with black silicon and where the silicon has squashed out on the inside looks crap :x so ill remove the outer lens and scrap all of the black crap off and the re do it with clear silicon this should look much better :) ...

 

 

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looks good pitty u cant change the red to black in the tail lights though

 

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what type of solvents did you use to do tail light lenses

 

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looks good pitty u cant change the red to black in the tail lights though


i was looking at the pic and thought the same thing... would look much better black will get some paint this weekend some time and do it

i was in adelaide some years back looking through the car yards and found an XR8 in polynesian green that had it done looked really good...

 

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what type of solvents did you use to do tail light lenses


what do you mean??

 

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it looks really good, well done. I also reckon if the red bits were black it would probably look even better.
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Should have left the red in the garnish and brakelights, stops the red reflector bit from looking out of place.
Otherwise, good job, I know how time consuming it is!
I gave up when I cracked a garnish lens :(
Did you paint the colour behind the garnish lens, or what?
Cause its a pretty good match compared to others I've seen.

 

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Did you paint the colour behind the garnish lens, or what?
Cause its a pretty good match compared to others I've seen.


yeah when i did the tail lights i repainted the the reflectors and used the same paint to do the garnish

 

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Steady ED wrote:
Did you paint the colour behind the garnish lens, or what?
Cause its a pretty good match compared to others I've seen.


yeah when i did the tail lights i repainted the the reflectors and used the same paint to do the garnish

Ahh, clever!
Nicely done man.
Might have another crack it at one day!

 

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