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Old 10-13-2004, 05:27 PM   #1
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To Smoke, or not to Smoke

Hi,
I cant stand looking at my front headlights anymore, being a '92 they are all faded and discolored, i really dont have the money to replace them, so what i was thinking was to smoke them the same shade as my corner lights?
what do you guys think?
does anyone think they could do a photo shop for me to see what they would be like? thanks. (only thing i did in photoshop was make it black arround)

Here's my beast...

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Old 10-13-2004, 05:36 PM   #2
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look for the DIY thread on here that talks about using sanding as a technique to rid urself of that yellowy look

i wouldn't tint the headlights :cofused:

if anything just get a set of ellipsoids and HID to make it look much sicker @ night, but like i said, sanding those b!tches will drastically improve the look.
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Old 10-13-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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i've got some new e36 headlights for sale... crystal clear.

Next time don't use polishes and window cleaner (like windex) on plastic.
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:18 PM   #4
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Smoke your headlight lenses? Think about that for a second.
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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perfessionaly smoked works out differently i assume so i wouldnt recomened it
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:55 PM   #6
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here's the DIY . . . it took about an hour and $30.00

Ok . . . here’s what you do . . .

Get some 1000, 2000 and 3000 sandpaper and some Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze – Clear Plastic Polish #10 from any paint shop.

Now, prep the car by using duct tape to mask off any area that the sandpaper could touch and NO you don’t need to take out your headlights.

After you did that, get a bucket of water and then start sanding the headlight. First start with the 1000 for about 15 minutes, 2000 for about 15 minutes and 3000 for 15 minutes. By the way. . . you do know that this is wet-dry sandpaper.
It really depends on how bad your headlights are pitted.

After you did that clean off your lights with clean water and use the Meguiar’s
Clear Plastic Polish as per the instructions.
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Old 10-13-2004, 08:56 PM   #7
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and . . . after . . .
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Old 10-13-2004, 09:02 PM   #8
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adam r udumb smoking yr headlights. yr lights will be shat if u smoke em
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Old 10-14-2004, 06:28 AM   #9
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Don't smoke your front lights
just your back lights
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Old 10-14-2004, 10:04 AM   #10
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A buff ball and a grinder works magic in taking out that yellowness too...
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Old 10-14-2004, 10:16 AM   #11
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thanks skycity, when the weather gets better i'l give it a try for sure...
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Old 10-14-2004, 10:18 AM   #12
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yeah . . . 325isRed . . . . they come out 10x better ! ! ! !


Looks awesome . . . . .


Good Luck ! !
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Old 10-14-2004, 02:15 PM   #13
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i whouldn't do it.. clears are much better
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Old 10-16-2004, 08:33 PM   #14
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guys how do you smoke ur rear tail lights?
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:42 AM   #15
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i used a spray tint that you can get at most tuner shops... about 20 bux.
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