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Old 09-08-2005, 05:11 AM   #1
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Clear corners on amber headlights?

Has anyone tried putting the clear headlight corners on the amber headlights to see how it would look? I already put on clear tails which I love but I may put on some clear sidemarkers and corners as well. I'm not quite ready to drop a cool grand on some headlights. I think it might clear up a little of the amber for only $50 instead of $500+ for clears or $1000+ for litronics.

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I did, its not that bad depending on the color of your car.

So for $25-$30, its not a big price to pay to see if you like them or not. If you don't, it'll only take 3 mins for you to undo it.
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:35 AM   #3
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Hard to tell with those covers... any pics without them? Or did you just do the sidemarkers and not the corners?
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side markers only.
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Old 09-08-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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Yeah, i've seen that a few times... I wanted to see if anyone had tried putting the clear headlight corners on the amber lights. See if it cleans them up a little or just looks wierd.
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Old 09-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #6
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I did it and really did not like the look. It drove me bonkers untill I replaced the headlights with clears. My suggestion is keep the amber corners it really looks bogus with just the clear corners.
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:06 AM   #7
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Thanks man. I appreciate the input. I may try out the sidemarkers because it's not too much money. I think the clear tails were worth the money.
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Old 09-12-2005, 07:27 AM   #8
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Pkid, If your box is black i would have suggested that you black out the front ambers using Black Spray Tint. Its easier to get away with this "de-amber" technique if your car is black. Also, it is a cheap, easily removable way to cover that amber signal.
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spine, do you buy this black tint at Autozone? Do you just mask it off and spray away? Does it not rub off when you wash the car?
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you can also paint them silver.
I posted a pic on the show and tell of a guy who painted his rears and rewired the the unpainted portion to work as a turn signal.
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My car is green, it's the one in my signature.
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spine, do you buy this black tint at Autozone? Do you just mask it off and spray away? Does it not rub off when you wash the car?
Its rare to find Spray Tint paint at Auto Zone. You can either use "Pactra" Brand Spray tint(this is often used for Model RC Cars). Pactra is often available in your local Hobby Shop. There is another Spray Tint which is Made in Japan(Unknown brand- all the text is in japanese), ive seen a couple of the Japanese Spray Tint sold at Ebay($19). Spray Tints wont rub off when washed with water. The tints are easily erased using Acetone. You can also control the amount of tint depending on the number of coats you apply....Go to BENZWORLD.ORG, there is a great step by step spray tinting article done on a ML 320. I believe the article is on the main 1st page of Benzworld.org.
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My car is green, it's the one in my signature.
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I found a pic of just the clear corners on amber headlights on a 911 in my color... Not as great as I thought.
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Spine, I bought me some tint spray and some gloss spray to go over it. I will tape off my lights, spray them black, gloss coat them, and photograph them to be seen here and the results judged.

I can't afford litronics right now and this was a $10 fix, incl. shipping and handling to remove the amber.
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Porschekid, I think your amber against the green is great looking, by the way.
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Randall, Itll be great if you can post the pics after the tinting. Did you get the Pactra brand or the Japanese Spray tint? Are you just tinting the front signals and the side markers? What do you plan on doing for the Tail Lights? Im actually planning on tinting my Amber Tail Signal Lights using the Red Spray Tint....viola! "Anniversay Edition"(All Red) Tail lights for just $10 ....I saw someone from this board with a Black Box who tinted his Tail lights Black..really nice!
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Porschekid, I think your amber against the green is great looking, by the way.
I would have to agree. The two colors together work great together.
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Perfectlap, Thanks for posting the Benzworld tinting article..Cheers!

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