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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:21 pm 
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hey guys, ive done a search for this and havent found anything... my question relates to the following link: http://cgi3.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... stalled_on

I have come by a set of new headlights for $80, and im thinking of doing this, as nothing that reflects light has been sprayed, he claims it to be legal, even if it is not legal, the chances of being caught out would be pretty slim i believe... Has anyone done this before? im pretty sure he has used a combination of both Night Shade and tinting film.

I have also asked him this question in hopes that he will tell me! lol... as ive bought stuff off him before.

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:04 pm 
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looks ok.. how much is it to get done

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:07 pm 
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well tinting them will reduce the light that comes out of it. so u will have to take that into concideration.
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:11 pm 
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Where are all his prices???
I like the clusters he has for the ED>
And as for the headlights they look to have been done with nightshades.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:14 pm 
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It's not tinting, it's just painting portions of the inside of the headlight black.
Can be done for $2.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:47 am 
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i did that to mine ages ago.

it looks cool
it cost me nothing cause i had a can of black spraypaint lying around the place :)

i think there should be some pics in my gallery

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/gallery. ... f=1828&m=0

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 10:28 am 
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Some painted lights look OK, but I think you can overdo it.
Yours looks OK Reggie.
I am thinking of painting the headlight covers on my ZL fairlane. But I want a graduation just actross the top. I haven't attempted it yet. I might just do it this weekend......

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:06 pm 
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Here's mine from before I got the twinlights:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/gallery. ... f=2127&m=0

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:51 pm 
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yeah both of those look good...

click on his shop to check out his pricing, i got the cluster face from him, as i didnt have the time to build my own on the computer... $80 i believe for the cluster face

Voxace what exactly did you paint on the light? i know he has also got perhaps film or something around the edges of the light (on the glass) or something that wouldnt melt/stuff up with heat. ill also be doing my indicators to keep it looking even

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:07 pm 
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When you pull the headlight apart you can see some silver parts, and some chrome parts. I painted everything that was silver and left the chrome.

Be careful with the chrome, if you use masking tape or anything to mask it off from the paint you risk peeling it off!!!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:12 pm 
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going to give it a go tomorrow, will post pics later on...
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(oh, and has anyone got progress pics maybe? with the glass cover taken off the lights, showing exactly what has been painted?)

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:58 pm 
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and its done....
turned out well if you ask me (and no light lost by the looks of things)

And yes it looks like my car has two black eyes,.. but i like it!

 

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:13 pm 
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Turned out very nicely mate, well done.
Is your car platinum silver???

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:58 pm 
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no idea :P lol.... i never paid much attention to the paint, as its gonna get a respray... dunno what colour yet, some type of blue im thinking

and im happy about the way they turned out... real happy

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:04 pm 
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Looks pretty nice on the EA-ED's guys good job..

I did mine Pic's in gallery

 

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