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got my eyelids on... couple questions... #388634 Jan 31, 3:13pm Jan 31, 3:13pm
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got my eyelids on... couple questions...
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a) to paint or not to paint? they are a pretty nice, shiny black but don't match 100% perfect. i'm broke so i'd like to avoid having to paint them if possible. based on the pics, what do you think?

b) i can't get one little part to go all the way down and secure itself, it keeps popping loose. i'm scared to death that these are gonna fly off at high speed or somethin... i know they probably won't but i'm just a paranoid person. do you think i'm safe in that regard?

thanks for all your help guys? you all know your stuff and are always there w/ help and good answers.

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #388635 Jan 31, 3:19pm Jan 31, 3:19pm
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From those pics they dont seem to match. Might as well start saving to paint them the same color of your car. thats what i had to do. good luck with everything.. Btw nice car thumbsup

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #388636 Jan 31, 3:19pm Jan 31, 3:19pm
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save up and just get em done a later time if you want them to be perfect...there is no rush
and can't you put some more double sided tape there to keep it down?


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Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #388637 Jan 31, 3:20pm Jan 31, 3:20pm
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Judging from the pics, they look awsome! thumbsup I wouldn't worry about painting them if you don't have the money! Which part is poping up?.. Is it towards the bottom or the top?

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #388638 Jan 31, 3:20pm Jan 31, 3:20pm
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just curious how much would it cost to get these painted?
i've heard that the double sided tape secures them pretty good.

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: speed_celica] #388639 Jan 31, 3:21pm Jan 31, 3:21pm
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Originally Posted by speed_celica
Judging from the pics, they look awsome! thumbsup I wouldn't worry about painting them if you don't have the money! Which part is poping up?.. Is it towards the bottom or the top?


it's the driver's side one, starting along the bottom and curving up and out towards the fender. i don't know if you can really tell in that pic. i push it down but it's got pressure on it like it wants to bend out, and it pops up a little bit.

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: JAYD] #388640 Jan 31, 3:22pm Jan 31, 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by JAYD
From those pics they dont seem to match. Might as well start saving to paint them the same color of your car. thats what i had to do. good luck with everything.. Btw nice car thumbsup


thanks, but it's not as nice as yours. thumbsup

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: Squiggly0] #388641 Jan 31, 3:23pm Jan 31, 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by Squiggly0
just curious how much would it cost to get these painted?
i've heard that the double sided tape secures them pretty good.


i got them from se168us, and they had the red strips that you peeled off to reveal the double sided tape. it pretty much covers all of the areas where you apply it so it's pretty good.

i was wondering the same thing about the cost to paint? although i've got a guy that will do it for free if i wait til next time i'm in his area (he lives 2 hours away). or is this something i could do myself w/ a can of spraypaint and clear?

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #388642 Jan 31, 8:15pm Jan 31, 8:15pm
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i got the same ones from se168us. i also have a black car. they didnt match so i got them painted.

paint = 50 bucks

the double sided tape it came with wasnt good enough so i went out bought better double sided tape and re did it. they stick great now. dont try to paint them yourself. its worth the 50 bucks to get it done. thumbsup

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #388643 Jan 31, 8:32pm Jan 31, 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
Originally Posted by speed_celica
Judging from the pics, they look awsome! thumbsup I wouldn't worry about painting them if you don't have the money! Which part is poping up?.. Is it towards the bottom or the top?


it's the driver's side one, starting along the bottom and curving up and out towards the fender. i don't know if you can really tell in that pic. i push it down but it's got pressure on it like it wants to bend out, and it pops up a little bit.


mine used to pop up there and they never flew off on me so i think your safe but i ended up epoxying mine one which is pretty much permanent so thats an option for ya


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Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: VSGTS14] #388644 Jan 31, 8:51pm Jan 31, 8:51pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
save up and just get em done a later time if you want them to be perfect...there is no rush
and can't you put some more double sided tape there to keep it down?


do what billy said

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: cycocelica] #388645 Jan 31, 9:10pm Jan 31, 9:10pm
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paint them definately thumbsup

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: narcolepsy123456] #388646 Jan 31, 9:11pm Jan 31, 9:11pm
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here's another pic

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i'm just gonna invest in some more double sided tape to secure that one part down. i checked and i don't think it's gonna go anywhere. it's really secure everywhere except that one spot but i better do that just to make sure. and as far as the painting goes, i'll leave them as they are for now. i think they look ok, at least temporarily. thanks for the input everyone.

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #388647 Jan 31, 9:13pm Jan 31, 9:13pm
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if it doesn't match a hundred percent..i would paint it.

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: Virgilson] #388648 Jan 31, 9:23pm Jan 31, 9:23pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
if it doesn't match a hundred percent..i would paint it.


unless you get the hole car resprayed it will never match 100%


hey thats a 20 minute phone call
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Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: Virgilson] #388649 Jan 31, 9:26pm Jan 31, 9:26pm
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save up for pain but they look great for now. i envy you non hid housing people. i want carbon fiber eyelids so bad but feaking hugh bubble on the hid housing

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: hombredelassrtas] #388650 Jan 31, 9:30pm Jan 31, 9:30pm
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paint em... dont half ass it bro.

make sure they're on there secure... you'd be surprised what can happen at high speeds. grin


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i was wondering 'bout the secure fit also. i got a set from simon also and the double sided tape seems pretty thin considering the ridges. i've been keeping an eye out for thicker double sided tape but all i find is wider tapes.

epoxy is what, like super glue or something? i'm picturing something like what silicon tubes are packaged in. is that correct? so, you can find epoxy in the hardware aisle of walmart or something?


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Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: e_degala] #388652 Feb 1, 6:52am Feb 1, 6:52am
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They look SWEET on the Celi thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: Stun] #388653 Feb 1, 7:02am Feb 1, 7:02am
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definately paint it...
u should've waited till you have the money for the paint. now ur gonna have to take it off again...

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: righteous_one] #388654 Feb 1, 9:54am Feb 1, 9:54am
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paint it for sure

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: Celica2k] #388655 Feb 1, 2:42pm Feb 1, 2:42pm
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i'd paint them, but they look sweet bro!

Re: got my eyelids on... couple questions... [Re: sekytwo] #388656 Feb 1, 10:39pm Feb 1, 10:39pm
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Originally Posted by sekytwo
i'd paint them, but they look sweet bro!


thanks a lot

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