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    *DIY French Lights

    Well as my picture showed i have done my Fogs and High Beams "French" style like the Mercedes Benz have and i thought i'd share this with some of you.

    Its quite simple to do and really looks nice.

    First, Things you need are listed below

    1. Painters Tape
    2. News Paper
    3. Glass Cleaner
    4. Dry Micro fiber or Rag
    5. Glass Paint
    6. Patience
    7. SUN

    The paint i used


    Well after you have all your supplies you need lets get started. Some people would be able to take out the headlights from the assembly, but i am just too damn lazy so all you need to do is mask off the area with painters tape and Newspaper just incase for overspray. Make sure the are is clean and dry before you paint....thats why i said glass cleaner and microfiber

    1. Mask everything down with the painters tape and prep everything proper so that the paint will stick.

    Once your done with that move on to the next step.

    2. Spray in one direction so that it may come out a lot cleaner of a look. Let the first coat be really light, don't worry it will look better.

    Wait about 5minutes between coats so that they can bake on there easier in the sun. Do this process about 4 Times so that you get a nice dark yellow like i have one mine

    3. Let them sit for about 20minutes afterward's and pat yourself on the back for a nice job well done.

    4. Enjoy what you did and now do your fogs you lazy mule

    ALSO, If you don't like the way the paint came out on the fogs its easy to take off, wet sand with 320 and your good to go all over again.

    Before When my fogs weren't painted (yes i am going to get new fogs soon Ugly Ebay ones)


    After


    will get better pics tomorrow But overall Enjoy
    Last edited by DTMkid90; 05-07-2009 at 03:58 PM.


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    ditch those ambers mang.

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    Nice work.

    Ambers are secks.
    Last edited by Christoffer; 05-06-2009 at 11:48 PM. Reason: Defense. ROR!

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    Ill take the fogs when you get new ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog View Post
    ditch those ambers mang.

    hah i like them for some strange reason i had clears but wasn't digging it

    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer View Post
    Nice work.

    Ambers are secks.
    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve92E34 View Post
    Ill take the fogs when you get new ones
    ah PM Me we'll talk they are Projector fogs


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    Nice job, thanks for the write up.

    A little OT but...
    I see all these threads about painting lights and stuff, but what about lamin-x? How come no one has lamin-x smoked headlights, does it affect output?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billygoat777 View Post
    Nice job, thanks for the write up.

    A little OT but...
    I see all these threads about painting lights and stuff, but what about lamin-x? How come no one has lamin-x smoked headlights, does it affect output?
    no problem, and idk lamin-x from what i used them for just wasn't that great sticky and just ugh headache hah but idk try the yellow an it comes off easy as well


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    LOL where did you buy the paint...I have been looking for some to yellow my ebay projector fogs...

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    ryan buddy i got it from Micheals where do u live again?? Monrovia right? i thnk there is one off shamrock and huntington


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    Wow... Monrovia?
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    Nice job, with the paint. I just used lamin-x because im a pussy when it comes to painting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgescar69 View Post
    Wow... Monrovia?
    Im from La Puente!
    Small fucking FOURM!

    Born In South Side El Monte, raised in Monrovia. I work sometimes in Baldwin Park Kaiser because my parents work there, now i reside in Anaheim,Ca ha

    Quote Originally Posted by Xmr9barbarianX View Post
    Nice job, with the paint. I just used lamin-x because im a pussy when it comes to painting.
    don't be just steady hand and ur good haha omfg that sounds wrong
    Last edited by DTMkid90; 05-07-2009 at 01:11 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost


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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgescar69 View Post
    Wow... Monrovia?
    Im from La Puente!
    Small muffing FOURM!
    Uh oh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parker731 View Post
    should i?
    i think u should ha it gives it a nice new look

    Quote Originally Posted by Christoffer View Post
    Uh oh.
    whats that mean La Puente is near all those cities ha


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    looks good bro. keep up the good work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CleanE34 View Post
    looks good bro. keep up the good work.
    thanks i wanna paint my car next primer FTL ha


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    Quote Originally Posted by DTMkid90 View Post
    thanks i wanna paint my car next primer FTL ha
    rat-rod e34? never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CleanE34 View Post
    rat-rod e34? never know.

    hah idk maybe just leave it primer its easier to clean ahah


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    Quote Originally Posted by DTMkid90 View Post
    hah idk maybe just leave it primer its easier to clean ahah
    go spasticdwarf status and get rust hood
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    Quote Originally Posted by CleanE34 View Post
    go spasticdwarf status and get rust hood

    psh hell naw ha


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    Quote Originally Posted by CleanE34 View Post
    go spasticdwarf status and get rust hood
    and start threads about crapping on other ppls wheels.

    OP that looks bad ass im gonna do the same thing when ever i get a set of ellipsold's
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    do you want e32 brake ducts dude?

    I think that would set off the front end

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilxyoshi View Post
    do you want e32 brake ducts dude?

    I think that would set off the front end
    yea bro i'd love a pair how much u want for them ?

    Quote Originally Posted by p1zz4guy View Post
    and start threads about crapping on other ppls wheels.

    OP that looks bad ass im gonna do the same thing when ever i get a set of ellipsold's
    yea cool go for it it gives the look of the nose a little better apperance
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