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Old 10-10-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Headlight treatment for 986/996?



Ignore the camo for a moment. Take a look at the headlights.

Is anyone selling a vinyl overlay like this in body-color vinyl? Or something similar? I'd love to get rid of the "fried egg" headlights look, but I'm not interested in a 987 Boxster. To any vendors/forum sponsors who are listening, I'll take mine in Speed Yellow, please.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Go to eBay and type boxster headlight in the search box.

Here is one seller who sells them in both painted and unpainted

http://motors.shop.ebay.com/racing_raven/m.html?_nkw=boxster&_sacat=&_trksid=p3911.m270.l1313&_odkw=pboxster&_osacat=0
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Old 10-11-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
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Why ignore the camouflage? Truly unique, boarders brilliance. I had a 9 28 similar to that in the 90's. Anybody can mindlessly shop ebay. for meaningless "me to" dim a dozen, functionless do-dads...to look like every body else

I'm a designer, done some work for BMW & lexus and I follow trends like this stuff with amusement and curiosity. I marvel at how these fads spread. Whats' so bad about amber, it's just a color. If the lenses had came from the factory already de- ambered, what so do you want to bat the cool thing would be to amberize you lights.

I do like the idea of going racing yellow instead of amber. That's clever and unique...start a new rend

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Old 10-11-2009, 07:23 PM   #4
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Why ignore the camouflage? Truly unique, boarders brilliance. I had a 9 28 similar to that in the 90's. Anybody can mindlessly shop ebay. for meaningless "me to" dim a dozen, functionless do-dads...to look like every body else

I'm a designer, done some work for BMW & lexus and I follow trends like this stuff with amusement and curiosity. I marvel at how these fads spread. Whats' so bad about amber, it's just a color. If the lenses had came from the factory already de- ambered, what so do you want to bat the cool thing would be to amberize you lights.

I do like the idea of going racing yellow instead of amber. That's clever and unique...start a new rend

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Wow. I've never seen someone so completely miss the point of a post.

I don't dislike the camo at all... But the camo has nothing to do with the point of my post. I'm just asking about the headlight treatment.

I have no interest in "de-ambering." (Where did you get that??) I just want to get rid of the "fried egg" look. And I haven't seen ANY 986/996's, other than the camo 996, with headlight covers that mimic the look of "normal" headlights. So I'd hardly say I'm trying to "look like everybody else."

Oh, and the e-bay seller listed below wants $50 for shipping, and "suggests" in his broken English that you pay an extra $5 for "insurance" or he won't be responsible if you receive a broken part. Sorry, no sale. So I'm still looking. (Surely there is a reputable shop that is selling these??)
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Found a source...

Google is my friend. Found a couple shops online that have headlight covers in stock.

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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Wow. I've never seen someone so completely miss the point of a post.

I don't dislike the camo at all..
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