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Jun 22, 9:57am - #204375 
New look for TYC taillights

Here's my new taillights

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Jun 22, 10:08am - #204376 
So you painted them blue?

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Jun 22, 10:12am - #204377 
lookin good thumbsup

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Jun 22, 10:14am - #204378 
Yes i painted them blue. The color was dupli-color royal blue. It was the only color that came close to matching the factory color.


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Jun 22, 10:17am - #204379 
nice - thumbsup

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Jun 22, 10:21am - #204380 
what color were they before? black or chrome>?

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Jun 22, 10:21am - #204381 
awesome!!


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Jun 22, 10:41am - #204382 
looks better painted

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Jun 22, 10:42am - #204383 
They used to be gunmetal color before i had the wild hair to do this.


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Jun 22, 10:56am - #204384 
WOW, that looks awesome... a "how-to-do" guide would be even better!

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Jun 22, 11:01am - #204385 
That looks great man...What kind of rims do you have?


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Jun 22, 11:39am - #204386 
wow nice job dude thumbsup

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Jun 22, 11:44am - #204387 
Lookin' good!

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Jun 22, 11:48am - #204388 
Looking really good !!

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Jun 22, 11:52am - #204389 
very unique! good job! thumbsup


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Jun 22, 1:28pm - #204390 
I might paint mine factory silver now, thats awesome... thumbsup


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Jun 22, 1:51pm - #204391 
To answer the ? about what rims i have, i have 17" Konig theory's in gunmetal and thinking about the new Konig troubles to replace my theory's.

Ok heres the how to on the TYC brand taillights only.

1st. Get your pair or buy a pair of TYC taillights.

2nd. Remove the 4 screws on the back side of the housing. Once that has been done they will look similar to this.
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3rd. You will need a heat gun to remove the rubberseal that holds the inner piece to the plastic piece. Once removed the squar reflector will fall out. Be carefull with the small round reflector it is glued in.
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4th. After that i suggest wet sanding the piece to remove the gunmetal or chrome look they put onto it. Once done with that you can then color match or even give it a carbon fiber look to it. With mine i went with color matching.
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5th. Once you have the desired look you are after then you reasemble the product. The type of sealent i used you can pick up from a windshield repair shop. It worked really well to seal the taillights back up and also waterproof.

WARNING!!! Do not i repeat do not use a razorblade with the rubber sealent it is way to hard of a material to try and cut away. Well at least mine was. If you you do try to cut the sealent away you will end up with something like this if not worse.
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All in all the modification is really easy to do. You can do this in 2 days or depending on the weather maybe in 1 day. Also the main production plant for TYC in taiwan has asked me for ideas for our taillights and i suggested having a paintable bezel like they do for the honda accord and i also suggested a new style projectors. So now im just waiting for their response. Ill let you know what they tell me.

Heres a link to my website at cardomain.
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Jun 22, 1:58pm - #204392 
w0000000000000000t great post Newb from WA!!!!!! where in wa are you from? check out the pacific forum for meets and what not.

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Jun 22, 2:09pm - #204393 
Im from spokane and theirs very few celicas here done up either Performance or looks.


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Jun 22, 2:41pm - #204394 
thumbsup good job


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Jun 22, 2:41pm - #204395 

that's a nasty cut... eek

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Jun 22, 2:43pm - #204396 
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

thumbsdown getting cut in the process

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Jun 22, 5:31pm - #204397 
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Jun 22, 5:42pm - #204398 
i wanna see a really good close up...

it looks awesome, i remember people talking about doing this before


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Jun 22, 7:48pm - #204399 
looks awesome!

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Aug 16, 6:44pm - #204400 
Has anyone tried to do this yet? If so have you encounterd any problems adter putting them back togethor and back onto the car?


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Aug 16, 8:18pm - #204401 
looks good

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Aug 16, 8:34pm - #204402 
Originally Posted by trdmsprts27
Has anyone tried to do this yet? If so have you encounterd any problems adter putting them back togethor and back onto the car?


Yeah, someone did them in silver and they came out lookin' really good.

I like yours better, though grin

Nice job thumbsup


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Aug 16, 8:39pm - #204403 
Originally Posted by trdmsprts27
Has anyone tried to do this yet? If so have you encounterd any problems adter putting them back togethor and back onto the car?


yea I did mine, silver, I didn't have any problems with mounting or sealing, it went perfect! thumbsup

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Aug 16, 8:40pm - #204404 
here's how mine turned out...

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Aug 16, 8:41pm - #204405 
damn they look nice good job thumbsup


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Aug 16, 8:42pm - #204406 
^yeah there they are grin

Both look awesome thumbsup but I am a little partial to spec. blue, myself


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Aug 16, 8:45pm - #204407 
Those look great! thumbsup I just bought a pair of TYC blacks from fastceli2001, plannin' on doing the same thing. Hope mine turns out nice like the ones above. cool thumbsup


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Aug 16, 8:52pm - #204408 
Originally Posted by Sultan

that's a nasty cut... eek


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Aug 17, 6:57am - #204409 
looks great thumbsup


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Aug 17, 11:37am - #204410 
Both look awesome. Good job to both of you. But im gonna have to say i like the silver better

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Aug 17, 5:42pm - #204411 
Im planning on replacing them now. Once i get the new projectors from lusionlabs im gonna get the black TYC tails to go with the black housing projectors. But im still debating weather or not to redo them blue.


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