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SVTJON87
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eye lids
#1290803 - 08/01/06 03:22 AM

i want to put eye lids on my 99 svt. do i need to paint them on or is there somthing else??

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Goonz SVT
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Re: eye lids new
#1290808 (Re: SVTJON87) 08/01/06 03:27 AM

Originally posted by SVTJON87:
i want to put eye lids on my 99 svt. do i need to paint them on or is there somthing else??




if u get black vinyl from parkedcar, u wont hafta paint nothin..

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mystiquevltwin
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Re: eye lids new
#1290873 (Re: Goonz SVT) 08/01/06 04:41 AM

or you could make your own from fiberglass..like me!

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SVTJON87
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Re: eye lids new
#1290903 (Re: mystiquevltwin) 08/01/06 05:33 AM

god i wish i new how to wokr with fiberglass

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IRingTwyce
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Re: eye lids new
#1290908 (Re: Goonz SVT) 08/01/06 05:38 AM

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by SVTJON87:
i want to put eye lids on my 99 svt. do i need to paint them on or is there somthing else??




if u get black vinyl from parkedcar, u wont hafta paint nothin..




Go to your local sign maker. Ask them if they can color match some vinyl to your car. Depending on the brand of vinyl they use, you might get lucky.

For owners of Silver Frosts, Satin Aluminum from Avery or Gregory is a dead match. Oracal's Satin Aluminum is so close you'll be hard pressed to see the difference.

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SVTJON87
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Re: eye lids new
#1290918 (Re: IRingTwyce) 08/01/06 05:53 AM

damn why dose my car have to be red. but yea thats a really good idea. never thought of that. but thats what you guys are here for right?

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SVTJON87
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Re: eye lids new
#1290937 (Re: SVTJON87) 08/01/06 09:48 AM

i know im getting annoying here but what mesurements do i use when cutting

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IRingTwyce
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Re: eye lids new
#1291003 (Re: SVTJON87) 08/01/06 01:00 PM

Here's the best way to lay the vinyl.

Start by marking the upper line on your lights w/ 1/8" 3M blue painters masking tape. This will give you a line to cut against when the vinyl is applied. Make sure that you apply the tape so that it below the line.

Take a rectangular piece of vinyl (black first, since you need to block the light output) that is at least 2"-3" larger all the way around than your housing. Line up your vinyl (with the backing still on) so that it lines up with and covers the part of the light you're going to overlay. Starting from the narrow side (grill side) begin by peeling back a couple of inches of the backing paper. Fold it out of your way, or cut it. DON'T tear it, because it will leave paper fibers stuck to the back of the vinyl, and they will show through as bumps when you're done. With the backing folded out of the way, use your thumbs to squeegee the vinyl down to the narrow end.

With one end of the vinyl now securely stuck to the light, you can start working your way to the wide curved end. Pull back about 2"-3" of backing at a time and work your way to it. You WILL have to stretch the vinyl as you go, to keep from getting wrinkles in it, especially as you cover the compound curve near the turn indicator.

Once you have your vinyl laid, you should be looking at a piece of vinyl that overhangs the housing by about an inch or more on all sides (depending how large your piece of vinyl was). On the bottom side, it should completely cover the strip of tape you put on first. Take a fingernail and run it along the top edge of the tape, making sure there is no air along that line. Now you can trim your vinyl down to about 1/4" overhang on the ends and the top. Fold it around the eges, so it is secured on the back edge of the housing. The last thing you want is a raw edge on the vinyl that can catch water or air, that would cause premature failure and peeling of the vinyl. Now all you should have left is the overlap of the tape on the bottom edge. Take a VERY sharp blade (a box cutter type blade with a freshly snapped blade works best) and LIGHTLY run the blade along the top edge created by the tape. You should now be able to peel the lower overlapping section of vinyl, taking the tape with it.

You now should have a nicely black lidded light. To add a colored lip, repeat the above steps, only this time apply the tape guide so the bottom edge lines up with the bottom edge of the black. This way, when you peel the colored overlap, you will have a 1/8" black reveal that will look like a gasket line.


If anyone REALLY REALLY wants a set of eyebrows badly enough, and can spare their lights to mail them to me, I'd be happy to do a set and take pics to add to this how-to.



SVTJon.....looking at your post times. Don't you ever sleep???

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Goonz SVT
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Re: eye lids new
#1291076 (Re: SVTJON87) 08/01/06 02:55 PM

Originally posted by SVTJON87:
god i wish i new how to wokr with fiberglass




i wish they'd get goin on the GB for the fiber glass eyelids!

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Pen_Two
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Re: eye lids new
#1291212 (Re: Goonz SVT) 08/01/06 04:54 PM

Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by SVTJON87:
god i wish i new how to wokr with fiberglass




i wish they'd get goin on the GB for the fiber glass eyelids!




+1

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SVTJON87
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Re: eye lids new
#1291480 (Re: Pen_Two) 08/01/06 08:54 PM

hahah no i never sleep, maybe when i get new headlamps ill send them to you with what ever it will cost you to do it.thanks

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BigBEN
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Re: eye lids new
#1293599 (Re: Pen_Two) 08/04/06 02:32 PM

a GB is a good idea...

why dont u suggest it to someone?

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pimpdcontour
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Re: eye lids new
#1293707 (Re: Pen_Two) 08/04/06 05:22 PM

Originally posted by Pen_Two:
Originally posted by Goonz SVT:
Originally posted by SVTJON87:
god i wish i new how to wokr with fiberglass




i wish they'd get goin on the GB for the fiber glass eyelids!




+1




i here that. i might have to try and make some my self out of fiberglass.

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Berkel
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Re: eye lids new
#1294093 (Re: BigBEN) 08/05/06 05:01 AM

Originally posted by BigBEN:
a GB is a good idea...

why dont u suggest it to someone?



There already is one but progress hasn't been made for a long time. There's tons of interest there though

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m4gician
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Re: eye lids new
#1294123 (Re: Berkel) 08/05/06 08:06 AM

admins, is it possible to get the Eyelid how-to (spelling nazi that was a good explanation btw, thanks for tip on the exact match vinyl) of how to make them put on the aesthetics sticky? That would be great.

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