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      04-25-2007, 07:45 AM   #89
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That's pretty awesome. I'm about to get an AW 328i and I really hate the ambers.
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      04-25-2007, 08:59 AM   #90
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Schweet. Awesome job!
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      04-25-2007, 09:52 AM   #91
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How about writing a DIY?
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      04-25-2007, 11:22 AM   #92
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DIY? There is a DIY for opening the headlights. the rest is for you to figure out!

really though. you need CF, you need to prep it somehow so it doesnt frey when you cut it ( i just used clear coat) then you need to cut the inside part of the Cf to match the innerline of the amber. Glue it on ( i used contact cement), make sure the edges stick. then keep clear coating it till you get a good finish.
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      04-25-2007, 11:40 AM   #93
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DIY? There is a DIY for opening the headlights. the rest is for you to figure out!

really though. you need CF, you need to prep it somehow so it doesnt frey when you cut it ( i just used clear coat) then you need to cut the inside part of the Cf to match the innerline of the amber. Glue it on ( i used contact cement), make sure the edges stick. then keep clear coating it till you get a good finish.
Thanks. what material would you use if you wanted to color match the corners with the car?
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      04-25-2007, 03:23 PM   #94
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mds82 used fabric CF, so I presume you'd have to use a color fabric, that when clear-coated, would match the color of your car.
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      04-25-2007, 04:37 PM   #95
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wow thats awesome...it flows really well with your car...i'd pay you to make me a set but im sure it'll be pricey
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      04-25-2007, 04:55 PM   #96
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If you can find the color of carbon fiber in a fabric form then sure - i can do it for you. Yellow, Red, Green, Silver, Blue, Etc.. ANything you want,

Heck, i'll even do something like this if you realllllly want.




But you will really have to beg me for leopard print
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      04-25-2007, 05:00 PM   #97
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That looks AWESOME.... i'd pay you to do mine.
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That looks AWESOME.... i'd pay you to do mine.
you want the leopard print???? j/k
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      04-25-2007, 05:24 PM   #99
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looks amazing
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      04-25-2007, 05:52 PM   #100
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100 post on these headlights... AWESOME
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      05-08-2007, 11:13 AM   #102
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Sooooo sweet!!!
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wow... if you can make these for members i'm DEFINATELY intersted in paying for mine to get done. please pm w/ prices or how i woudl go about getting these done.
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      05-14-2007, 04:51 AM   #104
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Some people had gotten little previews of my project i have been working on for the past 3 weeks or so.

History - I had originally wanted to do this project in the middle of last year, but i just didnt want to open my headlights. I waited a long time until i found the right bargain and ordered one at a time from e-bay, looking at around $130-$150 a piece.

I had an extra headlight laying around from when my car and headlight got keyed a while back so i experimented. I tried to open it the first time.... i shattered the angel eyes. Lesson learned

When i finally got both headlights, I figured it was time to start playing around. Let me say - this is NOT EASY. Here is a list of how long each one took.
. Opening the headlight - 2 Hours
. Removing the old glue from lense and housing - 1.5 hours
. Preparing the Carbon Fiber for molding and cutting - 2-4 days
. gluing the CF to the amber - 1 hour
. Clear coating the Fcuk out of the CF to give it a good apearence - 2 weeks
. Resealing the headight - 1-2 hours

Overall it took over 3 weeks to get everything right and finished up the way i wanted it to. I almost ruined it all though because i tried cleaning the chrome bezel around the headlight and completely Wipped off ALL the chrome. Luckly i had the extra headlight laying around so i had a spare, even though it wouldnt fit right the first time.

I'm pretty damn happy with the overall project and i think it looks amazing. Current setup i'm running with the headlights is now:
. LUX 2.1 ( yes i said 2.1)
. X5 chrome blinkers
. Osram 6000k D1S headlights
. CF Covered amber

What Does Everyone Think???


That looks heaps better mate! Well Done!:rocks: :rocks: :rocks:
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      05-14-2007, 11:24 AM   #105
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I'm going to start working on a set of custom Silver CF ones soon for someone here on the forum. It will take a few weeks, but i'm excited to see how it looks!
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      05-14-2007, 11:51 AM   #106
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i'm very interested inthe silver cf ones, considering it willlook more like the oem euro lights. are u planning on selling your services?
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      05-14-2007, 12:04 PM   #107
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Ya i'll do it for other people. Right now i have 2 other people intersted, but i may make a thread if your interested in doing some custom work.
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      05-14-2007, 12:11 PM   #108
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i think it only works with SG or black. but thats sexy as hell man!
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      05-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #109
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Marc, I know you are busy man. But when you have time, how about taking some pic of the light after you seal it back up. As potential customer would like to see your work on the reseal. It is good to hear that there are no leak during the rain but will your work hold well over time? Give us a sneak peak at your reseal job.

Also, how do you address the potential of cracking the shell while opening the light to get to the amber? Those lights are too expensive to have it crack and having to replacing them.
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