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Old 05-25-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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Got my car back from the shop(not fixed yet, looks like I'm suing the dealer for his f*ck-up on the warranty paperwork), and took some pics of my newly clear tails.
For deatails on how I did it, and how I messed up a little, see my CarDomain gallery, page 3

The lens de-laminated in a couple spots, so when I can spare the cash for new ones, I'm gonna go back and do a better job.
In the mean time I may try to repair them with some E-6000 glue.
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Looks nice!! But like you said in your other thread (I think it was you) probably not a good idea for darker cars...

Damn fine work there, tho!!
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Nice clears You could try some jb weld bond. sets well and dries gloss black.
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Looks nice!! But like you said in your other thread (I think it was you) probably not a good idea for darker cars...

Damn fine work there, tho!!
Yeah that was me. My car is actually a bit lighter than the pictures catch here, and the clear tails kind of go with the car.
Darker Bonnies, IMO, are better looking either stock or with tinted tails.[/i]
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Nice clears You could try some jb weld bond. sets well and dries gloss black.
I think I'd be kind of scared of the extra showing and breaking up the line in the light.
E-6000 is clear and actually BONDS the plastic together, instead of just cementing it.

Besides if I put it on my tires, I could glue my Bonnie to the ceiling. E-6000 is POTENT stuff.
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Besides if I put it on my tires, I could glue my Bonnie to the ceiling. E-6000 is POTENT stuff.
how do you plan on flipping the car over?
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Besides if I put it on my tires, I could glue my Bonnie to the ceiling. E-6000 is POTENT stuff.
how do you plan on flipping the car over?
Easier to rotate the house.
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How well do they brake lights and whatnot show up?? Didn't the red/yellow have the refleftive/disruptive surface??
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How well do they brake lights and whatnot show up??
Didn't the red/yellow have the refleftive/disruptive surface??[/quote]
The reds show up great, the yellows not quite as well in bright sunlight, but still visible.
One thing I'm not sure of is whether they reflect totally red when headlights shine in them, that'* the state law in Ohio. If I get pulled over I can just put the peices back in.
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Kinda like little pyramids all over the plastic. Serves to dissipate (that'* the word I wanted to use before) the light, so that the whole surface lights up some, not just the bulb.

And, how do those Altezza people get away with their lights?? There'* gotta be a way to get some sort of reflector going without going back to all red.
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