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Old 12-27-2009, 07:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Frank Lee,

that American Flag certainly breaks up the stealth look you were going for.....

Thanks for washing it right before the picture........


maybe a little black cocoplast around the edges where the TURN SIGNALS are supposed to be!!!!!


just one more question......is that BLUE or SPORTS COUPE?

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Nope, didn't wash it... I can't remember the last time I washed it; it's been years.

The flag magnet was just for the internets pic.

There are turn signal bulbs cable-tied on roughly where they're sposta be. All the lights work.

This one is the Sport Coupe. "Blue" is only one color... orange. No, it's blue.
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Whoa- I need to make a front end like this for the Coupe!





Or perhaps a vintage Interceptor theme...

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I second the need for coroplast/lexan headlight covers


you could probably just use 1 piece of coroplast
cut 2 holes and wrap around the entire front
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I did mock up a front end with cardboard once, but was unimpressed with the resulting look and never went on to make it out of coroplast.
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I did mock up a front end with cardboard once, but was unimpressed with the resulting look and never went on to make it out of coroplast.

"who cares about looks when you have a tempo?"

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Not only are they ugly, they block a surprising amount of light.

I bought the 3M Headlight Restoration Kit from Napa (On sale for like $17?)
Best price I've ever seen on it. 3M #39008

It's basic. You need a drill and some time. Start off with 500 Grit, then 800, then some weird 3000 Grit pad, it's not just sand paper... Then the rubbing compound.

The same results could be had with just following the steps above w/o the kit. But honestly, it's worth its weight in gold! Car went from looking like and old beat up POS to a decent looking vehicle.


This is just the pass side completed.


Both sides complete.

It took me about 1.5 hours. About a third of that was removing the headlights, which you do not have to do.
I'm crazy and like taking things apart, so I did.

Anywho, for Less than $20 and 2 hours, this is a GREAT product!
Can't beat the 3M name. One American nameplate that always gets it right!

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...for the lense covers on the wifes' 2004 Vibe, I just use BLUEMAGIC Headlight Lens Restorer, a hand full of cotton balls...and lots of "wax ON, wax OFF" elbow grease!

...took about an hour for each headlight cover.

...it has a rather strong ammonia odor and contains petroleum distillates (but doesn't state what).

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No problems here; the Clunker has glass headlights. Well, until a rock took a chunk out of the passenger side, that is. Now where did I leave that clear packing tape?
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