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AU335
06-07-2007
Hey guys, just took off my amber reflectors yesterday and made the swap to the painted ones. I first tried the hair dryer and box cutter method but it was way to time consuming and it was difficult to get in a good position behind the bumper without taking the wheel off. So here is what i did...
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By xxp0loxx on 10-22-2010, 03:42 AM
just get a small flathead, get between the fender and the top or bottom of the reflector backing and pry carefully. The glue will begin to give and if you give a shit about your car, you will do zero damage to the fender. took me less than 5 minutes with no heat gun/hair dryer.....or.....googone (seriously?). Just pry outword, flathead toward wheel well, handle towards you. towel between screw driver and fender(no paint damage)
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By CPWINCH on 12-08-2010, 10:12 PM
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Pretty easy to remove the reflector but than theres the adhesive which was a bitch to remove and took forever very frustrating but well worth it
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By OfficialBOLO on 12-16-2010, 12:27 AM
just did this the other day, tried heating up the car first but got lazy and just pried those bitches off. Used 3M spray remover for the adhesive and worked like a charm. Great DIY, thanks a bunch.
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By theE92 on 01-05-2011, 12:05 AM
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I just finished replacing the reflectors with the colored ones. I did AU335's DIY, and it was extremely easy. Took me about 20min, because the 3M tape didnt directly come off with the orange reflector... and yes, I did change the angel eye bulbs to the GP Thunders... Anyways, here are the pics
Where did ya get the Angel eyes? and i can't wait to try this method on my reflectors!
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By Sofla328 on 02-16-2011, 05:02 PM
just did this worked great!! thanks!!
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By UFhypz335 on 05-02-2011, 07:00 PM
a+ for this method
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By jetblackcoupe on 07-03-2011, 12:05 PM
i used this method. left side was fine, took me 5 minutes with a hair dryer and goo gone. right side, however, took 40 minutes of painful two-sided tape removal before i could dry the area and install the new reflectors. all in all, a good DIY and worth the time.
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By theriz on 10-26-2011, 12:57 PM
Are you spraying on the inside or the outside of the refelctor??
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By Savy on 01-25-2012, 01:51 AM
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I just finished replacing the reflectors with the colored ones. I did AU335's DIY, and it was extremely easy. Took me about 20min, because the 3M tape didnt directly come off with the orange reflector... and yes, I did change the angel eye bulbs to the GP Thunders... Anyways, here are the pics
Oh sooo, nice. Our cars are pretty much the same xept the fact urs is 70hp more ballsy. I just applied the GP 7500ks and am jumpping on AU335's DIY on front reflectors to matte...sweet ride
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By LayloDaProducer on 03-29-2012, 08:41 PM
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This is useful... I'm new to the forum and I had been looking around for some DIY's an this looks like it's going to work out great... just picked up the "Goo-Gone"....
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By Envuks on 06-08-2012, 05:01 PM
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Just did this today and it worked very well. Used a hair dryer and goo gone.

The hardest part is cleaning the old adhesive off the inside of the fendor once you've removed the old reflector and prior to installing the painted ones.

Thanks for the DIY post!
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