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5280vvti Apr 4, 7:58am - #144249 

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Those of you who've redded out your tail lights...(vinyl)


I just got my red out kit from www.importequipment.com and I'm a little confused. The kit includes 2 pieces of clear red vinyl and a squeege.
I was just wondering if there's any advice you guys can give me as to how you went about doing this... like did you start with the backup light side first, did you take out the light, when did you cut out the part for the backup light? How would it look if I didn't cut it out? THNX for the help guys... smile
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5280vvti Apr 4, 8:55am - #144250 

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spaztikid Apr 4, 9:47am - #144251 
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i got mine from andy (blue bat), it just covers the orange part of the light, dipped it in soapy water and put it on... took 10 mins... didnt have to cut out anything and just slid the peice in place.
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celicafourotwo Apr 4, 5:41pm - #144252 

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why didn't you just buy some Tester red paint and paint it?? In the "Installs" page on this site there's a page that show you how to do it and where to get the paint. i'm planning on doing that this summer.

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:43pm - #144253 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
why didn't you just buy some Tester red paint and paint it?? In the "Installs" page on this site there's a page that show you how to do it and where to get the paint. i'm planning on doing that this summer.


because the headlight painting is MUCH more difficult...not everyone wants to uninstall their whole headlight assembly (both of them), bake them in an oven, paint them, put them back together, and re-install.

the painting does look nicer, but it's harder work. but thats why vinyl overlays exist in the first place--ease of install.
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:43pm - #144254 

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just remember to start at an edge and work your way up the vinyl.

as already said, its a good idea to use soapy water so you'll have some 'wiggle room' to get out kinks that may occur in the vinyl. thumbsup
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5280vvti Apr 4, 5:50pm - #144255 

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Thanks for the posts guys. Do you think I should just cut out a piece of the vinyl to cover the orange part? Im just wondering if it has to go over the whole light to make it look more even, coor wise.
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celicafourotwo Apr 4, 5:50pm - #144256 

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i read in the install you don't have to bake them. Just uninstall them, cover the part you not going to paint with tape and just paint the orange part.
Go here: https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57001_0_collapsed_2__1.html

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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BaTMaN_4 Apr 4, 5:53pm - #144257 

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You should have gotten Bat's vynils they are much easier to put on.
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:56pm - #144258 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
i read in the install you don't have to bake them. Just uninstall them, cover the part you not going to paint with tape and just paint the orange part.
Go here: https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57001_0_collapsed_2__1.html


thanks for the headsup...i got my headlight/taillights mixed up, sorry. thumbsup
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5280vvti Apr 4, 6:12pm - #144259 

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Originally Posted by BaTMaN_4
You should have gotten Bat's vynils they are much easier to put on.


I was going to but the only reason I went with importequipment's is because I prefer paying with a credit card.
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