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Chrome Tail Light Modification #275296 Sep 14, 6:13pm Sep 14, 6:13pm
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Chrome Tail Light Modification
I got an APC Altezza tail light and i want to paint the housing (i think thats what its called) black to match my car. Are there any guides or suggested paints to match the color well? i would GREATLY appreciate it

Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: Firestorm] #275297 Sep 14, 6:20pm Sep 14, 6:20pm
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hairdryer around it and take it apart..good luck..


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Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: celicafourotwo] #275298 Sep 14, 7:34pm Sep 14, 7:34pm
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not sure if you can take it apart confused i tried taking apart my stock tail lamps for a led retrofit.. even baking them and still coudlnt get them apart.. confused

why don't you get some bat overlays happywink


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Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: Erick] #275299 Sep 15, 2:06pm Sep 15, 2:06pm
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no, they are not stock, they are APC and chrome, not stock

Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: Firestorm] #275300 Sep 16, 3:38am Sep 16, 3:38am
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You can take them apart i've done it. Same way are baking the headlights except for the tail lights you have a to be a little more careful. If you overbake you will melt the lense. Look up the procedure here on Ec.com on how to take apart the headlights it is exactly the same way. thumbsup


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Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: GOLDCELICA] #275301 Sep 16, 1:12pm Sep 16, 1:12pm
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Do the APCs come apart? I know I've seen instructions several times on taking the TYCs apart and painting them. I assumed the APCs couldn't be disassembled.

Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: blkcelica] #275302 Sep 19, 6:55pm Sep 19, 6:55pm
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ok, i took it out and i see a bunch of screw around the border, THEY ARE VERY SMALL, i cant get them out, they are sticking to something or something like that. I am afraid to bake it...

Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: Firestorm] #275303 Sep 19, 8:31pm Sep 19, 8:31pm
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i took mine apart, though now i need a heat gun. i sort of bent the plastic a bit, laughsilly

i, too, am gonna paint mine black. just for fun. spineyes


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Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: Zero] #275304 Sep 19, 8:48pm Sep 19, 8:48pm
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I actually tried that once (heating it in the oven) and ended up buying a new set because the lense melted angry

Re: Chrome Tail Light Modification [Re: blkcelica] #275305 Sep 20, 12:44am Sep 20, 12:44am
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Originally Posted by blkcelica
Do the APCs come apart? I know I've seen instructions several times on taking the TYCs apart and painting them. I assumed the APCs couldn't be disassembled.

they put them together didnt they? grin


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