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      06-23-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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DIY: whitelines /clearlines or whatever lines you want it to be

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.










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      06-23-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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once again another great innovation by the DIY king himself
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Hmmm tailight soup...my favorite

once again, wonderful innovation, Quadfather...can't wait to see them on a car
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      06-23-2006, 03:41 PM   #4
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      06-23-2006, 04:07 PM   #5
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hahahha....man....you never stop with mods.

How do you come up with these....hmmmm, let me see. I know, let's put them in a pot of boiling water!!!!!!!!
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you beat me to it, I was going to get sombody to do this for me on the black line
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Haha I saw this actually at Long's. It looks pretty sick man.
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you beat me to it, I was going to get sombody to do this for me on the black line
Won't look good on a black car. You should pull them apart and smoke the inner clear section of the plastic lens, that would look hawt.
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Absolutely ka-ray-zay! I love it!
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      06-23-2006, 04:52 PM   #11
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you beat me to it, I was going to get sombody to do this for me on the black line
man, you are laggin it worst then me. i got these last month...i sitl havent finished them.. i will finish them up next week.
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man, you are laggin it worst then me. i got these last month...i sitl havent finished them.. i will finish them up next week.
is that silver or white paint, I going for the white and red look(just to be different)
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and also can you remove the blackline that going around the edge of the lense
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Long your neighbors must think you’re crazy cooking car parts in your back yard. :rocks:
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Hi Long,
Could you do one for me?
I just don't have that big size pot

Please let me know
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whoa..this mod is not for me.
anyway good try but the finishing touch is not fine tough IMO
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      06-23-2006, 11:07 PM   #17
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is that silver or white paint, I going for the white and red look(just to be different)
that is chrome paint. that is the same color they use for other clear tail light.
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Hi Long,
Could you do one for me?
I just don't have that big size pot

Please let me know
this was a one time deal. sorry man. its very easy.
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and also can you remove the blackline that going around the edge of the lense
use a dremel and sand it out. do it very careful. like i said i am not finished. i will try to finish it up next week.


socalTY, i will finish next week man...thanks for waiting...:rocks:
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Great try out man.. Can't wait to see it when installed.

I guess the hardest part will be putting those back together. Glue must be just at the right amount. otherwise it will blot to the insides which is impossible to clean.

But I guess you can manage it. Go Long...
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hmm, very brave and creative. looks nice.
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