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Old 03-30-2006, 02:48 PM   #16
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Spooner, yep smokes would stand out less against your black paint. Leaning toward smokes myself...and then again there are the euro clears that seem to look less white and match the headlights better....rice? (not to mension the euro clears are $30 less than smokes...
Are your LEDs yellow?
Black corners...like these black ones?
http://cgi.ebay.ca/BMW-E36-4DR-318-3...QQcmdZViewItem
Have not seen those on an E36?
BTW, your car looks amaizing in the trees, reflecting on the perfect black paint

My LED's are white light, Which when lit up actually gives off a purplish color, Basicly it looks like HID

Here is pics





as for all black corners, i was thinkin either like i have now, but painted to look black with nightshades, or oem ones done the same but i dont like orange so prob the first.

Oh and my paint is anything but perfect lol, pit hole centeral on the hood, but its getting repainted so it dont matter lol. The wonders of shooting in low light, amazing wha it can do. But hey thanks for the compliment
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:42 PM   #17
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Clears at Pacific...really??
yea there are a few stores there, but the quality is shitty. then again i went to a better bmw palce and they had the same clears for more money. i guess clear corners are made of cheap plastic! it was 40$

btw oem clears im guessing are made a lil better then aftermarket?
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Old 03-31-2006, 06:20 AM   #18
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yea there are a few stores there, but the quality is shitty. then again i went to a better bmw palce and they had the same clears for more money. i guess clear corners are made of cheap plastic! it was 40$

btw oem clears im guessing are made a lil better then aftermarket?
Have you found front smokes at any of these places and if so...how much?
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:08 AM   #19
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as for all black corners, i was thinkin either like i have now, but painted to look black with nightshades, or oem ones done the same but i dont like orange so prob the first.
would probably look kinda similar to what this guy did. he bought some Gen III Depo turn signals, baked it open, removed the reflector, then tinted the inside of the glass a few times with high-temp paint, then a coat on the outside with a few shots of clear, then put it back together.

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Old 03-31-2006, 10:53 AM   #20
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would probably look kinda similar to what this guy did. he bought some Gen III Depo turn signals, baked it open, removed the reflector, then tinted the inside of the glass a few times with high-temp paint, then a coat on the outside with a few shots of clear, then put it back together.


ya, justin got it, pretty much what i was talking about.
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:13 PM   #21
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Is there a DIY somewhere on how to bake these open. Do you just close them back with silicone? I'm thinking this would be a good project for this weekend. I will ask this again ... anyone know a place that sells clear corners in the GTA? I don't want to wait/pay for shipping.
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Old 03-31-2006, 04:59 PM   #22
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Want to add clear corners with my Depo group buy euro headlights with angel eyes....on the way!
checked Ebay for smoke front corners...going for about $40 CDN + shipping compared to ~$8 to 10 + shipping for regular clears or diamond cut euros
Same sort of price jump for rear smoked tails compared to regular clear tails, clear diomond euro tails with clear at top look nice but may be a bit too rice?

I have a '93 E36 4 door in Diamontscwartz 181 (metalic black/ diomond black)paint and double 5 spoke 17" motorsport rims....

What looks best with my colour...clear/ smokes/ Diamond cut???
Has anyone mixed and matched...smoke corners with diamond cut rears? Or should I stay traditional with basic clears on all 4 corners???

Opinions please...and pics on black/ diamond black E36's if possible

Thanks!!
Been going thru the same debate as you have lately. I have a black E36 as well and am thinking of going with smoked all around with the silver bulbs as the white stands out. Will probably order from Umnitza.
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to get them open i normally can get them open without bakin them....i take a razor blade to the edges and take a small screw driver (flathead) and just slowly open it up. but i do make sure they are atleast room temp before doin it! but to bake it, it softens the glue/silicone or w/e that is sealing it closed to make it easier to open.....put ur oven on like 200-250 for a couples of mins take it out and peal it open slowly makin sure you dont break the lens!! but it seems everyone has a different way of doing it....hope it helps! just to add i like the one justin posted! i think it looks good....clean n mean lol
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Well...called around for smokes and could not find in-stock locally...so I grabbed a euro clear set off ebay



$35.00 CDN including shipping.
Plan to try them as is (will post pics with the Depo angel-eyes) and if they look crappy I'll bake/split/tint
I fugure with this low $ investment if it looks like crap I can still go and buy smokes later and call it a day

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to get them open i normally can get them open without bakin them....i take a razor blade to the edges and take a small screw driver (flathead) and just slowly open it up. but i do make sure they are atleast room temp before doin it! but to bake it, it softens the glue/silicone or w/e that is sealing it closed to make it easier to open.....put ur oven on like 200-250 for a couples of mins take it out and peal it open slowly makin sure you dont break the lens!! but it seems everyone has a different way of doing it....hope it helps! just to add i like the one justin posted! i think it looks good....clean n mean lol
Thanks, this is helpful, especially the cooking ... I mean ... baking temperature .

I might just buy a set of smoked corners and tails from Umnitza depending on the shipping costs. Anyone interested in a group buy?
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cooking baking which ever lol i just did an 2001 civic on sat without heating them up.....the guy wanted to take out the orange lens out. looked clean will try to get some pics up
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Got my $8.00USD euroclears in the mail ($29.00CDN landed) comments??I actually don't find them that bad looking beside the Depo's. They have a chome cover over the orange bulbs that looks pretty good IMO.
Although I do like traditional clears and especially smoked clears...at this price I thought I would give em a test drive...
Ambers 1st...

Now Euroclears...


At least they match my rims...LOL
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