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Old 15th February 2007, 17:18   #151
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its from inside, i painted the non illuminating part inside.... yes you can do it on your zen, the hard part is taking out the plastic cover, as it is glued to the reflector, try putting it in boiling water... i removed it by heating it on the stove, and hence some patrs melted!!!!!
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Old 16th February 2007, 09:45   #152
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Great job. looks really nice. Anyone tried it on a swift ? With more real estate in the lamps, should look good for a red and black colours.
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Old 16th February 2007, 11:40   #153
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hey removing the headlight cover from the reflector will cause seal to be broken and later on water will be stuck in the inside..i too tried it and had to replace the set..
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Old 18th February 2007, 19:13   #154
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Heres another one from our group...this is the one with tints
Dude i have a Santro. I tried almost all the accessories shops in Noida & all of them are saying that its immpossible to apply the tints on the lights. So, can you please help me out that how can i install the tints???

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Old 27th February 2007, 00:32   #155
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has anyone tried using thinner and paint instead of tint, electric tape - i own a black alto and would seriosuly like to get this done

the 1:4 ratio wouldnt count i guess where 1 is thinner and 4 is black paint
i asked a couple of guys at my workshop and they would try it out on broken taillights and see hw it works out will post images regarding this soon

if anyone knows the correct proportion of getting smoked tail @ head lights do reveal............

Why is this such a big secret i dont get it...

what is the exact proportion
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Old 27th February 2007, 09:25   #156
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has anyone tried using thinner and paint instead of tint, electric tape - i own a black alto and would seriosuly like to get this done

the 1:4 ratio wouldnt count i guess where 1 is thinner and 4 is black paint
i asked a couple of guys at my workshop and they would try it out on broken taillights and see hw it works out will post images regarding this soon

if anyone knows the correct proportion of getting smoked tail @ head lights do reveal............

Why is this such a big secret i dont get it...

what is the exact proportion
Dude,there aint no exact proportion,just go to a painter at some garage and they will apply numerous light coats(somewhere in the ratio 1:5)till you are satisfied with the effect.Ive posted a pic of my baleno somewhere on the last 4 pages...this was done at Vasu's garage,"SAG"
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the 1:4 ratio wouldnt count i guess where 1 is thinner and 4 is black paint
NO NO NO,its 4 parts clear lacquer/thinner to 1 part black.
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Old 27th February 2007, 11:29   #158
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thank god i didnt get paint then and what exactly is lacquer..
i will be getting this done today if it works out great will post today night itself and please do update your BHP Garage would like to see more of your baleno
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thank god i didnt get paint then and what exactly is lacquer..


Laquer is clear paint.Mine was done with black paint and thinner.One thing you should do though is,after painting the lights...leave it to dry and then do a clear coat of paint on it to give it the glossy effect.Mine doesnt have the clear coat and it looks pretty dull(but hott nonetheless)
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can you post some pics of painted tail lamps (not the sprayed ones ) and how much did it cost you?? cuz if the price is similar to the spray i'd rather not take a chance with paint!!
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Don't see anyone doing it or thinking of doing it to a Palio .. But, I guess it would be pointless on a Palio coz the stock reflector pattern looks so damn sexy as is.
Anyway, has anyone done it to a Palio, then ?
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just put electrical tape yaar...35 bucks all done...

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posy a pic with the lights on....but i read somewhere that the light is bloacked wuite a bit...right ??


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But wont electrical tape spoil your head-light glass??
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Got them done today.... me and xinome got it done in black. Looks rocking!!! But just the tail lamps, didn't wanna go overboard with gettin the front ones blackened as well. Trust me, it took hardly 15mins to get it done.

Pix commin later tonite...

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