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Old 05-04-2012, 08:00   #21
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Just to throw in an idea, I tinted my rear lights all red. I have another original set to pass MOT as Spanish regulations are tighter and sillier!

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:15   #22
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I just want to darken the front.. the chrome headlights llok to bright



How do you get on with rear reflectors?
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:41   #23
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You can see below one of the indicators has now had the lettering removed..

Same goes for the front ones..

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Old 05-04-2012, 09:51   #24
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Do you have a death wish tinting mgf headlights or just fancy a bit of a challenge
I did check the dates to see if this thread was started April 1st.

I guess in built up areas with streelights you'd be fine but out here I struggle with the lights as it. Be interested to see the results you get.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:46   #25
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Say the film cuts out 25% of the light emitted.

Driving round on full beams would also be 25% less bright so you could probably get away with driving using them as normal dipped.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:06   #26
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Say the film cuts out 25% of the light emitted.

Driving round on full beams would also be 25% less bright so you could probably get away with driving using them as normal dipped.
I think you're missing the point on how dip and main beams work. Dipped beams are not just dimmer, they're dipped so as not to dazzle oncoming traffic. Main beams, even with less output, will still dazzle because they are not dipped!

BTW, OP, don't vehicle lamps have to comply with Euro Standards hence the 'E' numbers moulded into the lenses? Are you sure you can remove these markings to put film on and still pass the MOT?
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:36   #27
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I've never seen an MOT inspector check every lense to see if its E marked..

I have LED ones on my 4x4 that were sold as E marked and don't have a mark on them.. That's gonbe through 3 mot's without issue..

The film I'm using states that the light output is unaffected.. Its not like window tint..

Time will tell
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I've never seen an MOT inspector check every lense to see if its E marked..

I have LED ones on my 4x4 that were sold as E marked and don't have a mark on them.. That's gonbe through 3 mot's without issue..

The film I'm using states that the light output is unaffected.. Its not like window tint..

Time will tell
They do check this here in Spain. The E or CE in a circle means it's passed all regulations (homologation) and is fit for road use.

Just you wait til this legislation is passed in UK. Quad lights over here do not pass, nor do tinted lights. Anything that is non-standard needs homologation and that also means clear indicator lenses (though sometimes the inspector/MOT tester won't notice).
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The film arrived yesterday..

Got around to fitting it this moning. kit comes with knife, applicator, wipes..

The 17 kit I got has enough to do 2x MGF headlights, front indicators and side indicators.. with enough spare to do another MGF headlight

It goes on really really easily (I managed it.. unlike my poo attempt at wrapping)

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No idea what they will be like at night yet..

Looks like really fine mesh up close

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New side indicators tinted too..

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Interesting, might have to invest in the headlight film.

The wrap however..... Part of the reason I went with the spray, a matte wrap without the cost of paying someone else to do it and without the ballache of me trying to do it myself.

Its all trial and error though the close up shot of the carbon fibre "weave" looks quality stuff.

Oh and as for my earlier comment about driving around with full beam on... I can do this already and not get flashed, our full beam's are nothing compared to newer cars dipped. I realise its a different light pattern but at the end of the day I would rather see the bit of road I'm on than not....
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The guy who is doing the wrap (won't be for a few months yet) will wrap it in 3d carbon.. And has done many cars so will do a much better job than me (not hard I know)

I plan to buy a pair of brand new head lights.. So reckon even those tinted would still be better than my current cloudy ones..

I love the look of the tinted head lights though
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Just to throw in an idea, I tinted my rear lights all red. I have another original set to pass MOT as Spanish regulations are tighter and sillier!

That looks epic. Does it change the lights tint at all? If not where did you find the wrap! I want !!!
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One thing I've been wanting to ask is about the headlights being changed to the trophy look...
They originally have a chrome finish, I would assume to aid light reflection, does changing it to blakc dim down the beam much?
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I had all chrome head lights for about 3 months when I first got it.. Then sprayed them satin black and noticed no difference at all...

They are currently HFF to match the car paint.. And look a million times better in my humble opinion
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That looks epic. Does it change the lights tint at all? If not where did you find the wrap! I want !!!
Changes the light ever so slightly but still good enough to distuinguish the indicator or rear lights.

It's a spray can I bought in Halfords years ago. It does state not for road use.

I masked out all the red bits and sprayed on this coat of paint. I gave it two coats, which is enough.
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One thing I've been wanting to ask is about the headlights being changed to the trophy look...
They originally have a chrome finish, I would assume to aid light reflection, does changing it to blakc dim down the beam much?
It doesn't aid at all in light reflection as it's not part of the concave 'lens' bit of the light.

It's purely there for show.
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It doesn't aid at all in light reflection as it's not part of the concave 'lens' bit of the light.

It's purely there for show.
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I had all chrome head lights for about 3 months when I first got it.. Then sprayed them satin black and noticed no difference at all...

They are currently HFF to match the car paint.. And look a million times better in my humble opinion
Cheers guys, think I'll be doing the ones on Shlurple then while I'm waiting for the funds to get the HG & oil rail
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Just tried the head lights.. They look really bright.. I can't take the car for a spin to test them properly as it has no subframes in it lol but the light looks unaffectted..
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