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It's a PAIN IN THE *SS. I finally got the passenger side done and am about to do the driver's side. Just a word of advice to you people doing this.....have PATIENCE!
Ugh...back to work.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Joon525:
It's a PAIN IN THE *SS. I finally got the passenger side done and am about to do the driver's side. Just a word of advice to you people doing this.....have PATIENCE!
Ugh...back to work.

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Are you saying your not working today, Ray?

And if your doing this AT work you need to get me a job with you!
 

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Yeah, I agree Joon, just finished my passenger side! (Your drivers side!)
I decided to go for the 'hot knife through butter' approach. rather than the making holes approach!
Liked it better, though more chance of melting the bulb holder!

What are you doing for bulbs?
I am about to write a thread on how I sprayed my bulbs silver, yet kept them flashing orange!
That way there is no hint of orange when they are off!

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Guiddy- write that up soon, I would like to know because I cleared my rear lights out like a year and a half ago but still have some orange back there from the bulbs.

The police didn't seem to like the fact that I always had Koito Superwhites back there
 

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I took today and tomorrow off. Tails get done today and MAYBE the VAFC tomorrow.
You know that base that keeps the bulb in place? I killed that sh*t......and it STILL works!


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Guiddy:
Yeah, I agree Joon, just finished my passenger side! (Your drivers side!)
I decided to go for the 'hot knife through butter' approach. rather than the making holes approach!
Liked it better, though more chance of melting the bulb holder!

What are you doing for bulbs?
I am about to write a thread on how I sprayed my bulbs silver, yet kept them flashing orange!
That way there is no hint of orange when they are off!

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Hey hurry up and finish that by the weekend and maybe it'll give me somethign to do!!
 

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Oh and Guiddy I'm leaving the stock clear bulbs in there. I might get red LEDs to put in there though. I think that they sell them near me. Probably cheaper online but oh well.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Joon525:
I took today and tomorrow off. Tails get done today and MAYBE the VAFC tomorrow.
You know that base that keeps the bulb in place? I killed that sh*t......and it STILL works!


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Ray is just trying to make his car look perty for when he meets me at HIN


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by malken00:
Ray is just trying to make his car look perty for when he meets me at HIN


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Yeah OHHHHHHHHH KAY Danny boy!
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Joon525:

You know that base that keeps the bulb in place? I killed that sh*t......and it STILL works!


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ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!!!




[This message has been edited by Guiddy (edited March 22, 2001).]
 

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I just cleared out the orange part of my tail lights yesterday. Used a soldering iron, melted through some of the plastic. After that, I just twisted and pulled on everything until it snapped. It probably took me around 2 hours or so to complete both sides. I melted the bulb socket thing a little bit and scratched the chrome some too.. but whatever it looks fine from outside. =) I put polarg superwhites in there and it looks pretty badass. I just wonder when I'll get pulled over and be forced to put in orange bulbs.. lol..
 

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OK I'm done.
If you f*cked up the base put some electrical tape around the opening and then put the bulb in....I just did that and it fits really snug so I doubt condensation will be a problem.
I didn't do the rears right away because I wanted to get more performance stuff done before ANYTHING cosmetic besdies debadging.

PreludeEd: Do your own man....sorry but I'm NOT doing this sh*t again.

I'm going to look for the LED's at a store by my house (AutoFreak in Mitsuwa Marketplace.)
 

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I was sceptical this wouldn't work, but I was amazed at just how well it turned out!!!
No more getting pulled for running 'clears in your rears'! Now you have no excuse!

Guess which is the coated bulb?


What you need:

1 Bottle of Tamiya X-26 Clear orange model paint
1 Spray can of bright silver automotive paint
2 Standard light bulbs
2 good crocodile clips


Once you have cleared out the orange lense! (A pain in the ass, but that is another story!) Take your standard bulbs and clean them.
Take the Tamiya orange, and DO NOT SHAKE IT otherwise air bubbles stick to the bulbs! Not what you want!
Grab the bulb at the tip with a crocodile clip and dip it into the paint all the length of the bulge!
Let a few drips fall back into the pot and then lightly sponge off the heavy paint on some tissue, before letting air dry.
Move it around a bit to allow the paint to spread evely over the bulb!
It takes about half an hour to dry.
Give it another coat if you want, depends on you! I did!
Leave to dry for about an hour.


Once dry, take your bulb and holding it in the croc clip, take your silver spray and SHAKE WELL!
You want a can that gives a nice fine mist!
Hold the can a good 12 inches away and DUST a fine mist over the whole bulge of the bulb, covering the orange, but not the contact points!
DO NOT SPRAY THE WHOLE BULB SO YOU NO LONGER SEE ORANGE, OBVIOUSLY!
Make sure you cover the back of the bulge too though!
You are looking for about 60% coverage in silver! See my pic above for about the right balance.

Let this dry well, then place the bulb back and admire!
The bulb will get hot, and you cannot take it out when it is warm or the paint smears!
But so far I haven't had a problem with it melting or anything!

Did you guess which bulb was coated?
As you can see it was the right one!
Hard to tell wasn't it!
Now you have TRUE clear lenses, at a fraction of the cost!





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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Prelude Ed:
Hurry up so you can do mine and i want to put red bulbs instead of yellow. I must be different</font>

too late ED, you won't be different becuase i already have red bulbs in my cleared tail lights.


and oh yea, clear them yourself you lazy bum

i've cleared 2 sets of lights already, plus 2 sets of front bumper lights.
 

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I cleared out my tails too --- takes alot of patience --- but while I was doing mine -- I had an idea --- think you could just break that orange piece out w/ a bb gun???? It should shatter that orange reflector pretty good---but didn't want to try it on my own lights!!
 
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