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trdmsprts27 Jun 22, 4:57pm - #204375 
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New look for TYC taillights

Here's my new taillights

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xXMaGNuSXx Jun 22, 5:08pm - #204376 
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So you painted them blue?
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00GTShope Jun 22, 5:12pm - #204377 

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trdmsprts27 Jun 22, 5:14pm - #204378 
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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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Sultan Jun 22, 5:17pm - #204379 

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Sparty Jun 22, 5:21pm - #204380 

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what color were they before? black or chrome>?
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VSGTS14 Jun 22, 5:21pm - #204381 

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awesome!!

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Joey Jun 22, 5:41pm - #204382 

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looks better painted
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trdmsprts27 Jun 22, 5:42pm - #204383 
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They used to be gunmetal color before i had the wild hair to do this.

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Sarge03 Jun 22, 5:56pm - #204384 

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WOW, that looks awesome... a "how-to-do" guide would be even better!
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SPec_ceLICA Jun 22, 6:01pm - #204385 

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That looks great man...What kind of rims do you have?

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RicePowered Jun 22, 6:39pm - #204386 
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wow nice job dude thumbsup
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KDawg Jun 22, 6:44pm - #204387 
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Lookin' good!
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SSCarbonGTS Jun 22, 6:48pm - #204388 

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Looking really good !!

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RyCeCuBe Jun 22, 6:52pm - #204389 

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very unique! good job! thumbsup

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GraSSRooTs Jun 22, 8:28pm - #204390 

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I might paint mine factory silver now, thats awesome... thumbsup

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trdmsprts27 Jun 22, 8:51pm - #204391 
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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.
http://members.cardomain.com/trdmsprts

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10celica10 Jun 22, 8:58pm - #204392 
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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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trdmsprts27 Jun 22, 9:09pm - #204393 
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Im from spokane and theirs very few celicas here done up either Performance or looks.

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Lark Jun 22, 9:41pm - #204394 
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thumbsup good job

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Sultan Jun 22, 9:41pm - #204395 

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Virgilson Jun 22, 9:43pm - #204396 

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thumbsdown getting cut in the process
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cycocelica Jun 23, 12:31am - #204397 

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i wanna see a really good close up...

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

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xXMaGNuSXx Jun 23, 2:48am - #204399 
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looks awesome!
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trdmsprts27 Aug 17, 1:44am - #204400 
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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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Celica2k Aug 17, 3:18am - #204401 

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Evan Aug 17, 3:34am - #204402 

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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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tgts2000 Aug 17, 3:39am - #204403 

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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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tgts2000 Aug 17, 3:40am - #204404 

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here's how mine turned out...
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EuRoBoYGT Aug 17, 3:41am - #204405 

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damn they look nice good job thumbsup

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Evan Aug 17, 3:42am - #204406 

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^yeah there they are grin

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

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Live42day Aug 17, 3:45am - #204407 

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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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dman Aug 17, 3:52am - #204408 

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that's a nasty cut... eek

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JSPITZ Aug 17, 1:57pm - #204409 

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looks great thumbsup

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QuickSilver00 Aug 17, 6:37pm - #204410 
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Both look awesome. Good job to both of you. But im gonna have to say i like the silver better
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trdmsprts27 Aug 18, 12:42am - #204411 
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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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