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DIY: Amber Bumper/Corner Lights

Old 04-Jun-2005, 04:13 PM
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DIY: Amber Bumper/Corner Lights

Go get some official "JDM in a Can" aka Crown Glass Coating in orange...its available at walmart and is usually on the very top shelf in the paint section...I snagged the last 2 cans at my local store today



Now lightly scuff up the outside of the lense using sandpaper or emery cloth...all I had kickin around was some 180grit wetsand paper so I made use of it...a higher grit count would be better 400 woulda been nice but whatever


Once its all scuffed, clean that **** up with brake clean, soap and water or just wipe them with a clean cloth like your shirt


Now, I paint mine at the same time so I can get the same coverage on both lenses for symmetry sake but u can do them individually...people say light coats this and that but I lay it on alot heavier than most would, I get no runs so its all good and I'm impatient...make sure u put it on "wet" so its glossy when it dries if ur chince and put it on "dry" ur gonna get a crappy dull finish



Let that **** dry, give it some time you dont want fingerprints in the paint!


Install and pat yourself on the back for a job well done...now go have a beer
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 04:18 PM
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Good Job Cynikal. Nice DIY.
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 04:25 PM
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they look amazing
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 05:04 PM
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a damn fruitfly decided he wanted to become a permanent part of my car, that or he was mad tyte jdm yo!
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 05:11 PM
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I'll be at the official event tomorrow and perhaps the hammy meet
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 06:10 PM
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lets do my corners... lol.. i wanna paint the stock ones see how it will look on my car
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 07:44 PM
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I like the pee stains in the grass, is that from you ?
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 09:17 PM
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decnt diy...
old ones in bad shape or what? looks decent... almost look lil red, but could be the pic, good work... diy's are the way to go...
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 09:21 PM
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old ones were all cracked and 15years old...hazy and ish too...I dunno whats up with people but you arent the first to say they look redish but I know for sure they are a deep rich orange (which I was goin for)...I've seen other people do this and they come out too light and they look yellowish so I guess there is no really happy medium. The main reason I did this DIY is because people cant ever find the paint but I just strolled into walmart and bought 2 cans if it
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 09:42 PM
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well they look like a deep amber ur right.. match ur front end, u gotta like em no one else
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Old 04-Jun-2005, 10:08 PM
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looks a lot better with them painted
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Old 12-Jul-2005, 02:24 AM
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Still mirror like and shiny. Did the paint do that?

Great DIY BTW...
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Old 12-Jul-2005, 08:45 AM
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me likes

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Old 14-Jul-2005, 01:49 AM
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can you do the stock corner lenses if they come factory half amber??
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Old 14-Jul-2005, 06:12 PM
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yes, my corner lights are OEM half and half and I just sprayed em and the colour is uniform throughout
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Old 14-Jul-2005, 11:42 PM
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nice btw i love the look of ur ef!!! hopefully mine will look as good
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I'm still looking for the paint!! (3 Wal-Marts and counting!)
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great DIY matt!
i think i'm gonna try the corners on my car now
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