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Old 21st October 2006, 12:56   #31
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Then what are the smoked type ones? They are manufactured like that i guess.

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Old 21st October 2006, 14:13   #32
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Just going off-topic. Why the need arose for shattering the OHC headlamp? Secondly howsoever hard the lens maybe, I've observed and also experienced that if you are involved in a collision, the first thing to give way are the headlamps. They get shattered. What's your take on that?
Yes. they do get shattered primarily because plastic is plastic is plastic.

The point I was trying to make is that they are strong enough not to get damaged by flying stones and road debris, or hot lamps. However, I feel that the heat due to tints may lead to faster discoloring/yellowing - The kind we see on 3-4 year old non-clear type plastic lenses (e.g. the Type I OHC)
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Yes. they do get shattered primarily because plastic is plastic is plastic.
and an autorickshaw is an autorickshaw
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Old 22nd October 2006, 00:23   #34
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sounds interesting if anyone as got the head lights tinted please post photo's
There u go Bro.... Unfortunately this is not my car... only adorns my desktop as wallpaper....

http://img49.imageshack.us/my.php?im...er10069hr6.jpg


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Old 22nd October 2006, 00:34   #35
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trust me. Just the other day i was trying to shatter my OHC headlamp using an iron rod .. it didn't give way until i finally had to quit trying.
Who in their right mind wud do this??
Were u stoned ??
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Old 22nd October 2006, 01:55   #36
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fieroid,
I found this site a month back while browsing for 15'' alloys.

Checkout these 2 snaps :

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...63_96_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...63_97_full.jpg

Courtesy : http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2366363/14

I love the way this guy (Phil) has smoked his VTEC's headlamps and rear lights. But I donot know the method.

2 more snaps from the same site - but another thread.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...750_2_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member...750_3_full.jpg

PS - The smoked headlamps are standard on sports edition on Cedia.
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coool...... looks really good.. but still it would reduce the ray of the light right
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Old 22nd October 2006, 18:21   #38
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Who in their right mind wud do this??
Were u stoned ??
naah. lost one of the headlamps to a vikram. wanted to lose the other to maintain symmetry since the insurance was paying anyways.
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and an autorickshaw is an autorickshaw
Actually, it's called a vikram. Autorickshaws are different. I learnt the hard way. :(
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Hey,

Good idea, While you are it you can damage your bumpers also then you have money for a new bumper as well.


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Manveet: so a kiss wth a Vikram prompted you to go on a frenzied attack with an iron rod on of your baby's eyes for insurance purposes.

Viper: If the bumper is of fibre or plastic then the insurance will not pay. I also learnt it the hard way when a RTV rammed into the butt of my stationery Esteem.
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naah. lost one of the headlamps to a vikram. wanted to lose the other to maintain symmetry since the insurance was paying anyways.
and while you are at it, break the windshield too, the bumpers & the grill too. you are downright crazy man. no insurance guy is going to believe that you broke both your headlamps when a n auto hit you. how broad was that auto ?
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Sorry for digressing...let us come back to the blackened face..I've seen the tails of Opel Astra Club model that appear blackened including the reverseing lights. I dunno if the lux is reduced.

Similarly I've seen the headlamps of the new BMWs that appear darkened during the day. But when switched on in the night the road is so brightly illuminated, it is amazing. If anyone could such a job here, then I would be interested.
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Viper: If the bumper is of fibre or plastic then the insurance will not pay. I also learnt it the hard way when a RTV rammed into the butt of my stationery Esteem.

Hey,

Was just kidding around. I am aware of the insurance rules.

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i just tried the tint on the HL, but it somewhat looks cheap and unappealing..dont seem to look like the real stuff. Is it some kinda smoking effect? again, experts pls open!
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