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Old 03-01-2002   #1
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HEADLIGHT COVERS, OPINION

I just got these headlight covers from Autodynamic. I am debating as to whether to leave them black or paint them to match the car body color. Took these pics with the covers just stuck on with masking tape. Looks like the install will be with 3M sticky tape so it won't be easy to get them off once they have been put on.

What do you thinK?




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I think they look nice they way they are now. I would leave them black.
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If you paint them black it'll look more like real projectors
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the black covers on the white car looks good how much did you pay for them?
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Uhh....they look....great. Yeah, that's it. Great.

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Leave them black.. but paint them glossy... it's a good contrast..
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They look real ugly...
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<< the black covers on the white car looks good how much did you pay for them? >>



They were $64.95 plus $10.25 shipping by priority mal.



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Bartkat: I don't like the covers. I like the look of the black though. I have a question about your grill. Are you leaving it black, because I think that looks great. I was thinking of going black grill and black projectors on my Civic. Here's my question: What is the finish like that comes on the grill? Is it flat, matte or gloss? How does it look up close and personal not being painted? Are you planning to paint yours? Overall, looking good, but I'm not digging the covers vs. real projectors. Did you check out the group buy deal? Thanks
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i don't really like them, but that's from a "noob" so it probably doesn't mean anything. i'll try to find a pic of the projectors i got for my car.
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The grill is a high gloss finish. I don't think it needs painting.
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these are mine painted
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Personally, I would paint them to match the car, but if you are going for contrast, I say just leave them black. Either way, they will look pretty sweet.

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Bartkat: What brand is that grill and where did you purchase it from? Also, give me a little info on moving the emblem over to it. Thanks!
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<< Bartkat: What brand is that grill and where did you purchase it from? Also, give me a little info on moving the emblem over to it. Thanks! >>




The grill doesn't have a brand name. I got mine at autodynamic. It cost $74.95 plus shipping.

AUTODYNAMIC ALTEZZA STYLE GRILL

But I thiink this same grill is procartparts sells for $44.95 plus shipping.

PROCARPARTS GRILL

To put on the "H" emblem, I just snapped off the pins off the back of the "H" on the original grill to make it flat on the back. Then I put 3M moulding tape all over the back of the "H" and cleaned the grill with alcohol. Then stuck the "H" emblem on the grill after warming the tape a little with a hair dryer.

That grill has been in the rain, cold weather, and several touchless car washes and is still stuck on fine. I think this is as good as the way they stick the "Civic" emblems on the backs of the cars.

You can get the 3M tape at Advance Auto Parts, or most any parts or accsserory store for $5 to $8 depending on the size of the roll you buy.


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Guys thanks for the opinions.

Especially thanks for the pics of the painted covers.

Does anyone know the name of the place that sells color match paint in spray cans? I can't remember the name, but I think they mix the paint to your OEM color code and you can order online.

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Thanks Bartkat. Sounds like you're going to paint those bad boys.
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Thanks for the paint link.

Yep, I can at least drive awhile and make up my mind while I wait for the paint to be delivered. Can always use a little touch up paint. [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/IMG]
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ya, but dont buy anything from procarparts.com...check out their ebay negative feedback...over 600!!!!
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I won a Procarparts auction for Fog lights. I called them and gave the auction number and credit card info and they shipped them right out. UPS took a roundabout way to deliver, but that was UPS normal.
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looks nice... like projectors but $200 less [IMG]i/expressions/laugh2.gif[/IMG]
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Ok I finally got the paint and stuff for the covers.

Question. What did you guys use to fasten the covers on with?
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Ok got em painted and stuck on with tape. But the tape is too thick. Need some kind of cement to make a better fit.




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never been much of a cover fan.. they dont age well... plus someone may f*ck with them... plus.... the real projectors are much sweeter.. panty wetness factor much higher
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