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View Poll Results: What do you think about the eyelids?
Keep them 4 26.67%
Take 'em off 9 60.00%
I will post my opinion... 2 13.33%
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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Mkk guys soo this was the other lil "mod" I was talking about in one of my other threads that I was planning on getting together...eyelids. I saw that punk life on MCF had made some for his car & I really liked it so I thought why not make them for mine. Well when I decided to do the lugnuts I thought hey, why not try to do the eyelids now instead of waiting til later so I went to Hobby Lobby & got some bigger sheets of black vinyl & since I'm sick of doing nothing all day, since I'm not suppose to drive or really do anything on these meds, I decided that I'd try to make them while I was watching Invictus about 10 min ago lol so I put them on in the garage really quickly, since I'm not suppose to be out in the heat either & eyed them up...they look good in the garage. Sooo I backed-up into the drive way & looked at them...I still like the idea but I'm thinking that maybe the vinyl isn't a deep enough black to look good on the car =( but maybe it'* just the angle of it in my driveway since the front of the car is higher then what it usually is & all orrr it could be the drugs making me think it looks bad lol who knows

Soo here is what I need to know, my rents are gonna let me go to a hugee car meet tomorrow since it'* at night & it won't be as hot & all, so I need to know if I should keep them on the car orrrr take them off for now & look for a darker black vinyl to use as the eyelids orrr should I just take them off in general for now orrr should I make them bigger/lower. I need opinions, suggestions, comments, etc ASAP

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Old 08-20-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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there really subtle and that much i like..but idk theres just something about them that doesnt look right..

im not sold on them

although i do like these from a former member, sorry not the best pic but its all i could find..and yes it does have halo rings in the cases

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I think its that the eyelids don't follow the contour of the lens. It looks very out of place.
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Woahh totally different opinions on here then the monte forum lol the guys over there like it but they think it'll look better if I can find gloss black vinyl someplace to use instead of this matte black stuff I found. I found gloss black sheets for my lugnuts but they were not long enough to use for the headlights

&& I think one reason why you guys think it looks weird is bcuz it doesn't go all the way across my headlights & my headlights are shaped weird. Also I didn't want to put them much lower bcuz I didn't want them messing with the lights since I don't have any special aftermarket bulbs or anything
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They look OK, to a point. If you had glossy and it matched the paint it would look better. To look good, IMO it needs to look like it belongs there, not added later on as a after thought.
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Adds a nice aggressive touch to it, but yea it definitely needs to be glossy
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Glossy would look better, IMO
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They look OK, to a point. If you had glossy and it matched the paint it would look better. To look good, IMO it needs to look like it belongs there, not added later on as a after thought.
What he said. They don't look like they belong there. The concept is nice, but the awkward shape of your headlights doesn't help.
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I don't like eyelids on any car. Ricer-rific if you ask me.
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I'm partial to the matte finish...

Sexy IMO
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