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FastCelicaGT22
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FastCelicaGT22 Sep 17, 6:11am - #277311 

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Columbus, Ohio
headlight painting success

Happy to report that I finished painting my headlights, and it turned out sweet. I used Krylon Fusion Black Gloss paint and I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the stuff. So impressed infact that I am going to go ahead and paint my full interior. (something ive been debating for some time) Im going with flat black dash with gloss black accents/center console/trim/ect...

One thing that I found worked realy well for me when painting my headlights. I went out and bought a set of squeeze clamps with the rubber ends, and also a thing of 100% black silicon II adhesive, and made damn sure the lights werent going to let in any water or moisture. After re-melting the headlights to get them back together I put some of the adhesive along the edge, clamped the headlight together and then smeared some around the outside seam, then let the headlights stay clamped for 24 hours, then put them back on the car.

Great Modd
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-Five Star Modd Rating all around-
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Erick
Bread Fishing..
Erick Sep 17, 6:13am - #277312 

Bread Fishing..
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congrats.. thumbsup

pics..pics pics.. grin

LNK
"you only need something when you know it exists..then it becomes a want"
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FastCelicaGT22
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FastCelicaGT22 Sep 17, 6:14am - #277313 

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Also I found that if you Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees then turn it off and put the headlights in, it was a lot easier to get them apart than pre-heating to only 350 degrees.

"If your not the lead Dog the View never Changes"
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Polykarb
Metal Storm 2040
Polykarb Sep 17, 6:25am - #277314 

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great experimenting! Get those pics up asap, we would like to see thumbsup

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RookieGTS
Boobie Vision
RookieGTS Sep 17, 6:28am - #277315 

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yes please! pics mayne!
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cycocelica
daman
cycocelica Sep 17, 6:45am - #277316 

daman
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Originally Posted by Erick
congrats.. thumbsup

pics..pics pics.. grin
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se168us
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se168us Sep 17, 6:48am - #277317 
2002 silver w/ blue & pur Toyota Celica
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Pics please! I want to do mine too.
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Sultan
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Sultan Sep 17, 7:01am - #277318 

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I echo the previously stated sentiment...
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FastCelicaGT22
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FastCelicaGT22 Sep 17, 7:02am - #277319 

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Will be a Couple of Day's on the Pic's, but I'll make sure to get them up as soon as possible.

"If your not the lead Dog the View never Changes"
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GOLDCELICA
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GOLDCELICA Sep 17, 7:03am - #277320 

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Good job lots of hard work & patience always pays off thumbsup

Originate, Innovate, Never Imitate. Since 2000-04.
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FastCelicaGT22
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FastCelicaGT22 Sep 17, 8:22am - #277321 

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Almost forgot to thank both Sultan and narcolepsy123456
for their suggestion to use Silicone Adhesive. It worked great!

"If your not the lead Dog the View never Changes"
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Traviesa86
Penetrating Salsa
Traviesa86 Sep 17, 2:52pm - #277322 

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cool...get those pics up! thumbsup

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Sultan
Speed Omen
Sultan Sep 17, 4:20pm - #277323 

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Originally Posted by FastCelicaGT22
Almost forgot to thank both Sultan and narcolepsy123456
for their suggestion to use Silicone Adhesive. It worked great!


your welcome bro - wave
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oas
Specialist
oas Sep 17, 4:24pm - #277324 
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ppiiccs?
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robare99
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robare99 Sep 17, 4:39pm - #277325 

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Saaaawwweeeeeeeet! For the price, you'll never find a better mod! (well except maybe a NOS sticker (JOKE!)) Makes SUCH a difference!
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Zero
Furi Kuri
Zero Sep 17, 7:48pm - #277326 

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wow, it sounds great, but i cant wait for the pics angry grin

I've mastered the art of the After Image Technique.
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DSGB4LYF23
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DSGB4LYF23 Sep 18, 3:38pm - #277327 

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sounds cool
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