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      04-02-2014, 09:15 AM   #1
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Took the headlights out and had a shop paint them with a dark tint. I like the look with the painted IND grill and side markers on the Space Gray paint. Here are three pictures of the headlights, one in shade, one in sun, and one in complete dark with the headlights on. They still throw plenty of light for night driving, the difference from unpainted almost not noticeable.
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      04-02-2014, 09:18 AM   #2
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Oh my. That looks very aggressive. Car is looking good man!
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should have baked them open and blacked out the housing instead to accomplish a similar look without affecting light output
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should have baked them open and blacked out the housing instead to accomplish a similar look without affecting light output
Thank you so much for telling what I should have done, that is so helpful! I will go out and buy another set of headlights since you've told me the right way to do this! But you're right, it is a SIMILAR look but not the look I'm going for, so I can actually save my money.
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      04-02-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
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Great mods.

Painted reflectors would go great with this! and maybe black door handle inserts.
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      04-02-2014, 02:26 PM   #6
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Painted reflectors would go great with this! and maybe black door handle inserts.
Thanks. I still like the front orange reflector with the Space Gray, I know not many do, but I'm debating on the rear red reflector. I might go whole hog and have a body shop I trust fill in the reflector hole completely, or just paint the reflector. Decisions.
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      04-02-2014, 03:05 PM   #7
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Thank you so much for telling what I should have done, that is so helpful! I will go out and buy another set of headlights since you've told me the right way to do this! But you're right, it is a SIMILAR look but not the look I'm going for, so I can actually save my money.

He he. You made me laugh on this one.

Looks great. I liki.
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Thank you so much for telling what I should have done, that is so helpful! I will go out and buy another set of headlights since you've told me the right way to do this! But you're right, it is a SIMILAR look but not the look I'm going for, so I can actually save my money.
well technically you only semi-permanently ruined the headlights, nothing a little paint thinner and a good buff job cant fix
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Ah come on man. He did what he wanted to do and Im quite sure if he wanted to take the route that you liked, he would have. Thats what makes this forum unique that everyone designs their car the way THEY want it. Some guys wont do any mods at all. I apploud everyone who takes it to another level, and he is one of the few who has done a light mod. Different ways to skin the cat. Some eat it after skinning it. Some just look at it after skinning it and admire the curves it has. He He
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      04-02-2014, 04:18 PM   #10
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well technically you only semi-permanently ruined the headlights, nothing a little paint thinner and a good buff job cant fix
See, you're improving your style this time. At least you're suggesting a way to fix what you don't like, rather than just telling me I did it the wrong way. But, I do like what I've done and the light output is perfectly fine for seeing all the deer on the roads here in Michigan late at night. I was looking for the dark outer shell which can't be done by doing just the housing. Try to look for the positives, you'll be happier.
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      04-02-2014, 05:07 PM   #11
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Looks good Man I like it!!!
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You should have listened to racetruk JK

I like them it gives it an aggressive look from up front
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I'm not a fan. This style went out in late 90's.
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      04-02-2014, 05:47 PM   #14
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I'm not a fan. This style went out in late 90's.
I understand not being a fan, that's your call. Worrying about the style though is just being a follower. Do what you like, not what the 'in' style happens to be. I rode long boards during the 70's when the hot thing was short boards. Now, both boards have their niche.
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ghetto go buy a civic plz
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Naw I think on this car with this color, it works. I'm definitely feeling. Not for mine -- which is MCB --- but I like what you've done!

And people who say "ghetto go buy a civic" are beyond retarded. Many people work hard to buy the cars they have, and just because they have a Civic doesn't make them ghetto, just like having an M5 doesn't make you sophisticated. And anyone that thinks this car looks "ghetto" because the lights are tinted, should grow some balls, travel one day to the actual ghetto and talk shit face to face with people that live there about how crappy their cars look -- and then send me the pics of the asswhooping you were greeted with. If this is the same "Guilty" from the MBWorld Forum, I can't say I'm surprised. Last I remember, you were in your 20s driving a CL you wanted to get rid of and bought a smart car based solely on a friend's recommendation and tried to sell it immediately. And just because you are entitled to you opinion, doesn't mean you should be able to express such gibberish without having it shoved back at you.

OP, car looks great!
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I understand not being a fan, that's your call. Worrying about the style though is just being a follower. Do what you like, not what the 'in' style happens to be. I rode long boards during the 70's when the hot thing was short boards. Now, both boards have their niche.
I meant no disrespect, this is a forum so when people post new innovative things they do they subject themselves to opinion.
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I meant no disrespect, this is a forum so when people post new innovative things they do they subject themselves to opinion.
No, no disrespect felt either. Of course people may like or dislike anything, thank god we all don't like exactly the same thing! It was just the remark about going out of style that I didn't agree with. The required 'style' of the time can be foisted on us by clothing, automobile, or housing manufacturers and it is hard to buck the trends created, but I hope we all have enough conviction in our own taste to create what we like, damn the style!
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Things that go out of style inevitably end up coming back. So perhaps you're ahead of your time. Bold people set trends, "normal" people follow them!
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Not a fan - to me, a lot of the beauty of BMWs are in the details, and their headlight designs are a key focal point. Tinting the headlights just detracts from the beauty of the angel eyes.
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19" Wheels don't look bad either -
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I too think it depends on color. It works on yours and darker colors. Are you gonna do the tails to match?When I had my windows tinted the guy tried to get me to let him tint all the lights and reflectors as well. I declined (AW) but was wondering why you didn't just go that route instead of spray?
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