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      12-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Removing rear reflector?

Anyone have a DIY? Dont want to break anything!

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Has anyone come up with an aftermarket painted reflector that will fill in the hole completely? I think it would be nice to flush mount like the front reflectors are.

I want to delete the OEM reflector, but the painted ones look weird being recessed into the bumper.
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IND sells painted reflectors that match the car's color code. Guys from IND can you confirm this?
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IND sells painted reflectors that match the car's color code. Guys from IND can you confirm this?
I can, as I just got done installing. Install ended up being straight forward after looking at the painted ones from IND to see where the clips were. used a bondo spreader, a towel (to protect the paint) and a small flathead screwdriver.

popped right off and looks great!
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Has anyone come up with an aftermarket painted reflector that will fill in the hole completely? I think it would be nice to flush mount like the front reflectors are.

I want to delete the OEM reflector, but the painted ones look weird being recessed into the bumper.
Not sure about this. I know what you mean, but the painted ones from IND still look damn good.
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If you dont care about the original reflector and you have the painted ones in hand, the best way to do it is screw a self tapping screw into the reflector(not all the way) and then just grab the screw with pliers and it will pop out.
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If this bothers you then I would suggest buying a euro spec bumper.

The recessed reflectors look like a hole in the bumper if you just paint them.
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If this bothers you then I would suggest buying a euro spec bumper.

The recessed reflectors look like a hole in the bumper if you just paint them.
I disagree. It doesnt look that bad.... I'll post a pic tomorrow. Looks better than having a reflector, thats for sure!
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If this bothers you then I would suggest buying a euro spec bumper.

The recessed reflectors look like a hole in the bumper if you just paint them.
The Euro version also come with rear reflectors
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Has anyone come up with an aftermarket painted reflector that will fill in the hole completely? I think it would be nice to flush mount like the front reflectors are.

I want to delete the OEM reflector, but the painted ones look weird being recessed into the bumper.
I bought color match ones from IND. I will try to install them over the OEM to eliminate the gap.
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I bought color match ones from IND. I will try to install them over the OEM to eliminate the gap.
not sure how this will work... but good luck!
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