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Firestorm
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Firestorm Sep 15, 1:13am - #275296 

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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
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celicafourotwo
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celicafourotwo Sep 15, 1:20am - #275297 

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hairdryer around it and take it apart..good luck..

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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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Erick Sep 15, 2:34am - #275298 

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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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Firestorm Sep 15, 9:06pm - #275299 

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no, they are not stock, they are APC and chrome, not stock
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GOLDCELICA Sep 16, 10:38am - #275300 

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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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blkcelica Sep 16, 8:12pm - #275301 
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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.
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Firestorm Sep 20, 1:55am - #275302 

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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...
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Zero Sep 20, 3:31am - #275303 

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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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speed_celica Sep 20, 3:48am - #275304 

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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
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JBing Sep 20, 7:44am - #275305 

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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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