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how to darken VR/VS headlights

Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by blaze, Aug 4, 2006.

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    how to darken VL-VS headlights

    alrite i had a look at those VS headlights u see on ebay in person the other day and this is all they have done,

    The light is completely standard. The front of the glass, reflector and light bulb are not darkened or changed in any way.
    They darken (used paint i guess) the area surrounding the reflector (anything that light will not rebound off) and the edges or the glass that are normally cover by car body work.
    This just gives an illusion that the light has been darkened/tinted with all the lines on the head light.

    They look like standard lights from a distance when standin directly infront of em but when ur standin like 30 meters they look sick and darken even more depending on what angle ur standing on.

    Looks pretty simple to do. I havent done it yet but i hope some 1 on ere does and does a proper write up. i hope i have saved sum of yas $330.

    I guess these also work on earlier model holdens such as VKs VBs, and u can probally darken them to what ever colour u choose eg, green, red, blue dark paint would probally work best anyway hope dis helps and this is just how it looks like how they have done it, I'd reccomend some 1 to try it out on a spare set or on ur mates car 1st.
     
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    I would imagine the job would be a real bi*ch to do. The glass on the front of the headlights would not come off easy and you would most likely do damage to them trying to separate them. If it wasnt done right, it would look like a real mess too.
     
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    nah i had a quick look ay em u gotta take a few clips off so it looks
     
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    yeah ive done it on my vk ive also seen people colour code them but it looks in my opinion, well , not very nice at all. So it can be done, just be carefull..
     
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    yeah but the pics too big and dont know how to make smaller/change mb or size. Maybe i could post alink but dunno how to do that either..
     
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    couldnt get it to work
     
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    this one maybe?
     

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    cheers.. are you going to or have you already darkend you lights? it makes such a huge diffrence to the look..
     
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    yeah may do but i gotta take the front bar of which i dont really wanna do i only just got it put on. did u do it tha same way as above?
     
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    the vk lights come staight out - no touching bumpers etc... also VK lenses are clipped on with about 7 clips that just pop off, then the lense comes staight off. I've also had a fiddle with VL ones - a bit harder because they are glued on as well. So out with the WARM air gun and soften the glue and plastic then slice off with a craft knife just behind the lense. do yer painting etc then silicone back on using a clear RTV type and wait to dry... fit, then CRUUUUUUUUZZZE!!!!
     
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    bwahahaa!

    LMAO ROTFL to all of yous who are thinking of autually tinting the autual head light and not the protective clear covers!! LMAO!

    dead set idiots...its illegal to spray em str8 on the head light..if u wanna be you clean if u spray it on the protectors because u can remove em by hand

    trust me itll save u frum a fine

    lol..tinting autual headlight lmao
     
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    mate have a gezz at Joey_18 ride, his got a vr and tinted his lights
     
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