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      03-26-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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Amber reflector DELETE!

Well, I'd posted some pics before but I wanted to test the durability of the overlays, it's been over a month and a half and we had some VERY heavy rain this past week. The overlays are still PERFECT. HERE IT IS ENJOY!


This is what you will need:
Window tint (any percentage is fine, depends on your taste, the darker it is,the . harder it gets)
Small squeegee
Water with soap
Cut Blade

Total Cost: Under $10


Start out by laying the masking tape over the amber area. Make sure to start at the corner and work your way around.Make sure to place the next piece of tape partially OVER the previous one. Don't be afraid to bend it to make it nice and straight, what matters is the final outline shape, not the surface finish.



This is what your finished part should look like.



Next stick your part over the window tint and cut around it with your cutblade.


Once you've cut around it take the part and the "template" and separate them.



ClEAN YOUR HEaDLIGHT!!! VERY IMPORTANT!! Once it's cleaned separate the tint from the film, spray it with water so it won't stick.


Once you've separated it, spray the headlight as well, start from the outer corner and work your way in. You might need to take it of and on over and over to get proper fitment.



Squegee out bubbles and your set! New overlays!!
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      03-26-2007, 09:51 PM   #2
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      03-26-2007, 11:06 PM   #3
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OMFg thx for the diy imma do this tonight!
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      03-26-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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can you provide me with silver cf stick-on and the rest of the diy kit??
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      03-26-2007, 11:19 PM   #5
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need...angel...eyes...

very nice.

How much?
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      03-26-2007, 11:36 PM   #6
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he's not selling anything. No kit, no overlays, no nada.
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      03-26-2007, 11:54 PM   #7
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great DIY im gona try this
quick question
say i dont want the smoke look.cuz i want a body colored match, but there are no vinyls my cars color..... wat if i painted the window tint monaco blue and then applied it onto the HL?
would paint affect the tint?
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      03-27-2007, 01:19 AM   #8
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Bav, you're one busy guy. I like your style bud. Nice DIY.
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      03-27-2007, 02:06 AM   #9
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Awesome DIY! Thank you very much for posting a inexpensive alternative! You just saved me about $50.
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Awesome DIY! Thank you very much for posting a inexpensive alternative! You just saved me about $50.
amen to u brotha
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Thanks guys, as far as paint affecting the tint, idk. I don't think it will since tints are made of vinyl and and pretty thick, I guess just make sure you paint it correctly. Personally, I've seen the color overlays and I think it looks nicer smoked, In ANY color. It conceals the amber but maintains a classy, aggressive look. But that's just my opinion. YOu can go darker if you want, the one on the pics is 35% you can go lighter or darker. I did 5% for my friend's Jet Black.

Also, yes, I'm not selling any of this, this is just presented by BavDom so you guys can have some fun! If you want any add-on parts then yes, I can help you or you can check our GB which is the link posted under our emblem. It's mostly closed right now though, If you want to be on the painted splitters you can still get in, but not for anything else. THanks guys=D


ENJOY! BE PATIENT AND HAVE FUN WITH IT. YOu'll feel great knowing you DID THIS YOURSELVES.
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      03-27-2007, 09:48 AM   #12
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WOW very nice i think im going to do this this weekend. Looks good bro! Thanks for the DIY
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great DIY Dom, I believe this deserves a sticky !!!
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where did you buy the tint from?
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nice job. but somebody did this at more than a year and half ago.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7907
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What kind of soap do you use for the solution? Awesome DIY!!!!!!!!! :rocks: :rocks:
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      03-27-2007, 07:47 PM   #18
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clean your fkn wheels

Looks nice.
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nice job. but somebody did this at more than a year and half ago.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7907
I know, but there was no DIY.

I used a soup called "tint on" I bought the little kit at walmart.
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      03-27-2007, 10:52 PM   #20
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Good diy. I did this over the week yest and when i took out my car at night it looked liek grabage. i put 5 percents around 2 and it still went through it and looks horrible.I just riped it off
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Good diy. I did this over the week yest and when i took out my car at night it looked liek grabage. i put 5 percents around 2 and it still went through it and looks horrible.I just riped it off
The look is mostly for daytime. ONLY solid vinyl like hunters will get the amber out completely at night.
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yeah i got so pissed off because it looked sooo nice like in the mourning but once the sun goes down it makes the car look like you put some tint over it by yourself..hehe
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