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Old 07-12-2018, 11:32 AM   #1
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Playing with my headlights

Yes, Playing with my headlights 😀


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Old 07-12-2018, 12:05 PM   #2
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:26 PM   #3
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A different look for sure.
Sorry, but not for me either.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:23 PM   #4
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I like it. How about a photo from further away?
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Is that semi-permanent or permanent or can you make adjustments? I like the look but I don't like covering the fog light! Can you open up a half-circle above the turn signal light to let the fog light function?
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Something like this, but I don't know exactly where the fog light is and there are similar aftermarket ones already available. And my fingers aren't the best on a mousepad for paintbrush editing -
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I like it. How about a photo from further away?
Sorry I should have but Its apart now.
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Is that semi-permanent or permanent or can you make adjustments? I like the look but I don't like covering the fog light! Can you open up a half-circle above the turn signal light to let the fog light function?
Its was held on by 3M tape.
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Old 07-13-2018, 05:31 AM   #9
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What I was attempting to do, unsuccessfully, was make covers like this for a 986. Not to sell, just for me. No one makes them yet. I really think that if someone made a high quality part, they would sell. Unfortunately I have neither the equipment or the skill to do so. Had fun though.




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Red?? 😀

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I've probably seen just about every possible iteration of headlight covers for the 986 and 996. They all look like someone stuck stupid covers on their headlights.

The headlights are what they are. Quit trying to fight it. Embrace it.
That, or change the whole front end.
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Old 07-13-2018, 11:30 AM   #12
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Black inner edge?
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i like silver, but think you have to cover the turn signals as well.
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I've probably seen just about every possible iteration of headlight covers for the 986 and 996. They all look like someone stuck stupid covers on their headlights.

The headlights are what they are. Quit trying to fight it. Embrace it.
That, or change the whole front end.
Sorry, but I agree with particlewave on this one. Also, not usually a big fan of memes, but that one made me chuckle. BTW...ummm, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Saturday....
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...ummm, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Saturday....
Yeeeaaah...

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Old 07-13-2018, 12:46 PM   #16
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Doing a good job so far...I like the red one.

I am not a big fan of covers as well (except on a black car), as the look too bulky in spots, where they shouldn't.
Car wrap or paint sounds like a perfect solution, but I realized, that it is too flat in spots where I want stuff to stick out.

The road I went down on is not perfect, but creates what I wanted: I wanted the main head Lights to stick out more, be a little raised...just a trim to emphazise that. PORSCHE created that trim, but flat^^...I raised it again.
Sorry can't help it, but even the world best designers cannot convince me 100%, I cannot keep stuff stock. I think i must have delusions of Grandeur
Happens to others, too...love it

So go on JB, show what you can do and what fits your taste.
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I like it. How about a photo from further away?
Looks great to me !
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I had blue tinted film from Laminix on my Lexus that lasted 7 years in SoCA sun, maybe they can make something for your headlights etc.




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Looks great to me !
Farther away

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