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help with headlight tint

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olverafam

Joined: Feb 05 2010
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Location: PORTLAND to SALT LAKE CITY


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Post Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:21 pm

What would work the best if I wanted to make custom eyelids for my car?

Someone told me that window tint would work, I just want to hear what you guys think. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif
ChevyCaprice9C1

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Location: trenton ohio


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Post Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:38 pm

well i mean window tint would work but when you turn the headlights on it will not look like a eyelid. i used electircal tape on my car to see if i liked it and get my design right. then i wend and bought some black vinyl and just cut the shape i wanted and put it on the headlight. really simple and looked sweet

here is a pic of them with the tape the vinyl looked a lot smoother. and i had them on my car for a few months before i took them off.
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olverafam

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Post Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:46 pm

Cool, where did you get the vinyl? and how did you apply the vinyl, was it like vinyl tape?

Thanks for the help bro.
bad venge

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Post Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:53 pm

sticker vinyl any sign shop will have it ...
Apply it wet , 1/2 water 1/2 rubbing alchohol, and a drop of baby shampoo
cut shape and peel then spray and squeegee the bubles wetness out ...

Window tint will not survive well outside it's designed to be inside protected by glass...

If your light is fairly flat you can get sheets of carbon fiber and use 3M tape to make them as well
Radioflyer

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Post Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:54 pm

olverafam wrote:
What would work the best if I wanted to make custom eyelids for my car?

Someone told me that window tint would work, I just want to hear what you guys think. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif


OEM grade Auto paint and then clear coat the whole lens:
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The hard clear coat protects the paint and also the clear area from scratches.
saisofine

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:21 am

i would mask off the headlights and use VHT Niteshade for the eyelid part.
Tdawgthegreatest

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:25 am

I thought Niteshade went out of business a couple years back. *shrug*
saisofine

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:38 am

Tdawgthegreatest wrote:
I thought Niteshade went out of business a couple years back. *shrug*


yea you can get a bunch all over Ebay. about 20 buck per can
bad venge

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Post Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:24 am

Summit racing has it at the store/online , unsure on shipping though
cars_and_cheer

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Post Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:48 am

well, when i tinted my headlights, i used the same stuff that i used to tint my tail lights, i used spray paint and wet sand and clear coat at the end for the perfect effect. yeah i couldnt drive for a few hours but my car looks beastly.
02BlueStang

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Post Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:57 am

cars_and_cheer wrote:
well, when i tinted my headlights, i used the same stuff that i used to tint my tail lights, i used spray paint and wet sand and clear coat at the end for the perfect effect. yeah i couldnt drive for a few hours but my car looks beastly.


should be Niteshades icon_wink.gif
robbie

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Post Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:34 am

saisofine wrote:
i would mask off the headlights and use VHT Niteshade for the eyelid part.


Wrong, it is MADE to ALLOW light through, with the headlights on the eye lid will be all but worthless and stupid looking.

And i can still buy it at advance auto parts in bowling green. They get more every week it's 12.99 a can lol.

But right now i am in Colorado, aurora to be exact.

Anyways use auto paint or i have always used krylon and got awesome results as well as good comments.
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