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Old 12-21-2005, 08:45 PM   #1
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Ive been curious about having my headlight etched with "pontiac" to match the "bonneville" on the other side. I dont know anything about etching/engraving, but i was wondering if it could be done, and what the possibility of it matching the OEM look of the existing light would be
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Ive been curious about having my headlight etched with "pontiac" to match the "bonneville" on the other side. I dont know anything about etching/engraving, but i was wondering if it could be done, and what the possibility of it matching the OEM look of the existing light would be

Didnt we talk about this at the 2nd NEBF?
or was that Randy. I didnt think it would work on Plastic.
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Ive been curious about having my headlight etched with "pontiac" to match the "bonneville" on the other side. I dont know anything about etching/engraving, but i was wondering if it could be done, and what the possibility of it matching the OEM look of the existing light would be

Didnt we talk about this at the 2nd NEBF?
or was that Randy. I didnt think it would work on Plastic.
i might have mentioned it, but i was a bit....
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bill etched on his intake...i dont see why u couldnt
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plastic is EASY to etch, and there are a few ways you can do it too.

sand blaster...laser...other etching tools
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Or Acid. Talk to your local craft store. There are acids that work on either glass or plastic, but not on both. You mask with the right type of material, and it won't bleed.

I'd personally laser etch it, but you don't have the toys available to you that I do. I'm guessing the lenses are some form of polycarbonate (mine are glass), so I'd say your best bet for a laser is something in the 355nm range.
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