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Painting Tail Lights/Trunk Lights?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject:  Painting Tail Lights/Trunk Lights? Reply with quote

I was looking to either buy new tail lights/trunk lights or paint the tail lights/trunk lights so that they match the color of my car's body. I know there is a vinyl kit but it only comes in black and silver, and my car is dark blue Sad

http://carphotos.cardomain.com....._large.jpg

^that is the look that I am going for Razz

So basically, I want to know if anyone knows of a place to buy tail lights/trunk lights to match my car's body. If that isn't an option, does anyone have any advice on painting the parts myself?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:01 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Those are LS Sport / SS taillight covers. You can find them occasionally on ebay and there was recently a set posted here for sale - not sure if they sold or not though.

The vinyl kits are notoriously difficult to install correctly because there is so much curvature to the corner lights, that the vinyl ends up wrinkling.

You can scuff them lightly with a gentle sandpaper and paint them to match your body color in one afternoon, though (clear coat will take some time beyond that). Takes some elbow grease but is much cheaper than buying the covers.

I used to own a set of covers but sold them, and painted my factory taillights in the same pattern... literally nobody has noticed the difference.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:56 am    Post subject:  Re: Painting Tail Lights/Trunk Lights? Reply with quote

andrewm3791 wrote:
I was looking to either buy new tail lights/trunk lights or paint the tail lights/trunk lights so that they match the color of my car's body. I know there is a vinyl kit but it only comes in black and silver, and my car is dark blue Sad

http://carphotos.cardomain.com....._large.jpg

^that is the look that I am going for Razz

So basically, I want to know if anyone knows of a place to buy tail lights/trunk lights to match my car's body. If that isn't an option, does anyone have any advice on painting the parts myself?
I could find them but it will run you $400-450 for a set based on how rare the color is since the silver and black is the most common


Left and right tail light

eBay item number:
320991838952
&
320991838913

center will be the hardest to find


also tell the seller to wrap it in shipping paper then bubble wrap ( bubble wrap leaves a imprint on the paint Sad )
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The center section is not your color,but the decklid/spoiler are...closest I could find for now. Sad

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-2.....mp;vxp=mtr

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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The center section is not your color,but the decklid/spoiler are...closest I could find for now. Sad

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-2.....mp;vxp=mtr


That's not really what he was looking for. We wants the covers, or info on how to paint his to look like the covers.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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patyson wrote:
The center section is not your color,but the decklid/spoiler are...closest I could find for now. Sad

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-2.....mp;vxp=mtr


That's not really what he was looking for. We wants the covers, or info on how to paint his to look like the covers.


Yeah,that was definitely a bit of a reach on my part... Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Lingenfelter wrote:
patyson wrote:
The center section is not your color,but the decklid/spoiler are...closest I could find for now. Sad

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2003-2.....mp;vxp=mtr


That's not really what he was looking for. We wants the covers, or info on how to paint his to look like the covers.


Yeah,that was definitely a bit of a reach on my part... Embarassed


To be fair, OP doesn't seem to know what he's really asking for. And since he's made a single post and not replied since, I'd expect we won't see him back. Ehh?

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