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Sparty
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Sparty Mar 26, 6:47pm - #135736 

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painting headlights... aiming?

ok, im almost got myself ready for this mod and just waiting for my friend to go get some paint... anywayz, if this goes well, would i REALLY HAVE to aim them? im just so scared to go to local garages with local prices frown (250 changing brakes WITHOUT turning the rotors), (39.99 just to look at them) etc etc frown thanks
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tony Mar 26, 6:52pm - #135737 

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There is no need to re-aim the headlights.

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Sparty Mar 26, 6:56pm - #135738 

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thanks, tony. I will try to find testors paint, but if i cant, i can use smth else, right? ill try going to hobby shops, but if i dont find testors, what is the next best paint to use? thanks.
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tony Mar 26, 7:04pm - #135739 

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You can also find Testors paint in Walmart. If not, any automotive paint should work.

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goose42 Mar 26, 7:28pm - #135740 

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You should have a local body shop supply place that can mix paint to match your paint code (check sticker inside the driver's side door frame) and put it into spray cans for you. That's what I did for my interior and the match was great. It's a bit more expensive than model paint. I paid about CDN$ 15 per large can. That's about a nickel US smile The paint is better quality than Testor's and drys faster.
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 26, 8:10pm - #135741 

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Go to Home Dipot and you will find tons of different paint for plastic,metal and wood... wave
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DiabloGTS Mar 26, 8:24pm - #135742 

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reaiming your headlights is very easy, it's a good maintenance item if you buy new bulbs. cool

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 26, 8:27pm - #135743 

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as tony has already said: there is no need.

however, if by some act of God you mess something up, you can only re-aim your headlights vertically. since you live in michigan, you almost certainly drive an american-spec celica and there is only 1 nob (vertical) to adjust your headlights. only some foreign-spec celicas have both the horizontal & vertical adjustments. so if your horizontal adjustment is off, you will need to take it to your toyota dealer.
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tony Mar 26, 8:59pm - #135744 

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The top knob adjusts the aim vertically. The bottom one adjusts the aim horizontally. But, like Caleb said, horizontal aim in American-spec Celicas can't be adjusted. So, if you didn't touch the top knob, you don't need to re-aim your headlights.

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