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      08-18-2006, 01:14 AM   #45
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hey long... long time, im finally back from china.

question: cant u use the inner parts from the original tailights? or will they not match the color u use to paint the outer pieces.
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      08-18-2006, 12:03 PM   #46
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long where are the pics of them on your car?
this was made for another member. i havent sealed them up yet.

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He probably over cooked it j/k
i am overcooked, with mods here...
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      08-18-2006, 12:03 PM   #47
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hey long... long time, im finally back from china.

question: cant u use the inner parts from the original tailights? or will they not match the color u use to paint the outer pieces.
dunno. i forgot how oem tail lights look like.
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      08-18-2006, 12:48 PM   #48
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I think you missed something.

-Long posted that he boiled apart the lights
-I said he should have baked them rather than boil them to get them apart, so the adhesive could be reused
-He said baking did not work (therefore implying that heat alone was not sufficient to disassemble the rear lights)

and 350 is way to hot for the any plastic in the oven, the plastic will begin to deform even at much lower temps (usually headlamps can come apart baking at about 180-200 tops)
lol just find out what kind of plastic it is and find the melting point...
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      01-02-2007, 05:30 AM   #49
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Amazing!!!
Only Longtran can use the same method to turn taillights into whitelines by using the same method as preparing ramen noodles.
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      09-03-2007, 11:19 AM   #50
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longtran -- in your garage you list "csl trunk" under future mods. What is that?
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      09-03-2007, 09:30 PM   #52
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hmmm i wonder if long ever put these on that guys car I'm curious to see how they look.
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      09-22-2007, 05:26 AM   #53
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Great Mod!

u could imagine what boiling water could do...

Pics on the car would help finish the DIY....
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      11-05-2007, 10:28 PM   #54
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holy shit long. when are you going to post pics of the finished product? im falling asleep.
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i want these... maybe mds can help me cook them
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      11-06-2007, 12:13 AM   #57
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i want these... maybe mds can help me cook them
send them over!

i'm ordering some Ghost chrome paint as well, maybe we can try and make some black chrome tail lights.
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sorry for the vague DIY, but i think this should be enough to get you going.

this will work with your blacklines only. your oem can not do this. you can use your oem as practice.


before doing this, please becareful with the hot boiling water...do this at your own risk.




1. remove all the electrical part. now we are left with just plastic

2. fill a big pot with water. put it on the burner.

3. once it starts to boil drop your taillight in

4. let it sit for 15 minutes or so.

5. take them out and try to find a location to pry them apart. (once you get a little opening, the rest should follow. BE VERY CAREFUL YOU DO NOT CRACK THE LENS)

6. remove the clear pieces underneath.

7. cover up all the area you do not want to be painted.

8. paint the housing with the color of your choice. ( for whitelines, do not use white paint. use chrome paint).

9. use a dremel to clean up all the black plastic that was left on the lens when you remove the lens. (you will know waht i am talking about when you do this).

10. make sure paint is dry.

11. seal that sucker up and you got yourself ____lines.

12. i havent got this far yet. but i was thinking of using silicon.





here are some pictures.










A friend of mine asked me to help him do this mod..I have never opened a tail light before but seems pretty easy...my question is should you have sanded before painting? looks like there are a few rough spots or "small bubbles"...is this something that could be sanded or perhaps prepped better or will it not show once put back together and installed...or is it just bad pics..but I see the bubbles err I think lol.
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sorry for the vague DIY, but i think this should be enough to get you going.

this will work with your blacklines only. your oem can not do this. you can use your oem as practice.


before doing this, please becareful with the hot boiling water...do this at your own risk.




1. remove all the electrical part. now we are left with just plastic

2. fill a big pot with water. put it on the burner.

3. once it starts to boil drop your taillight in

4. let it sit for 15 minutes or so.

5. take them out and try to find a location to pry them apart. (once you get a little opening, the rest should follow. BE VERY CAREFUL YOU DO NOT CRACK THE LENS)

6. remove the clear pieces underneath.

7. cover up all the area you do not want to be painted.

8. paint the housing with the color of your choice. ( for whitelines, do not use white paint. use chrome paint).

9. use a dremel to clean up all the black plastic that was left on the lens when you remove the lens. (you will know waht i am talking about when you do this).

10. make sure paint is dry.

11. seal that sucker up and you got yourself ____lines.

12. i havent got this far yet. but i was thinking of using silicon.





here are some pictures.










I missed at what point did you add the noodles to that broth?
why are you making pho in the middle of ur installs man?!!
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you can use a similar method to smoke your side markers and rear tail lights. except you put Rit powder dye into the boiling water. and u have to hang the lights/markers up using a coat hanger or something similar to not drop it fully in the pot. I got these done on my tails and side markers. not as dark as i want them though so going to redo it. longer u have them on the darker they get!
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What does this do exactly?
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      11-25-2012, 02:26 AM   #62
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Has anyone tried this on LCI tail lights? And why doesn't it work on oem? O.o
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