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Joe, Forced5, asked me about making some headlight eyebrows for the R. My father and I spent some time tonight working on it. We used the picture he sent us, along with pics from the realcar website of their plastic brow.<p>Here is the realcar pic:<br><IMG SRC="http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/Stugger/s60brows.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Here are 2 pics of the work we did:<br><IMG SRC="http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/Stugger/IMG_0166.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/Stugger/IMG_0172.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>We used some black scrap we have sitting around and honestly, we both like the black on silver contrast (once again, ha). Application was a breeze, surprisingly. The top left part is going to need some tweaking, but overall these are almost ready to go.<p>Joe is going to get a free set to test fit. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Headlight Eyebrows (GiRaff3)

Definitely like <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Also digging in Yuengling can in the last pic <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Bob, very nice job, and exactly what I was thinking. Thanks to you and your dad. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You guys are hitting it just right again, Bob. I'd be up for a set when they're done.
 

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I like, but the longer realcar one is a bit better IMO. Shouldnt be hard to make it the full length??
 

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I think Bob is going for a hood integration look (tell me if I'm wrong), whereas the Realcar one trails off into the fender area.
 

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Re: Headlight Eyebrows (bobbrown13)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bobbrown13</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like, but the longer realcar one is a bit better IMO. Shouldnt be hard to make it the full length??</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It will not be difficult to extend it out. If you notice, the realcar headlight is blacked out, and mine has the amber corner lens. I think it might look corny covering part of the corner lens like that. Also, I believe extending the line of the hood makes it look better than just cutting off the entire top portion of the headlight.<p>I am sure we can offer BOTH!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think Bob is going for a hood integration look (tell me if I'm wrong), whereas the Realcar one trails off into the fender area.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yhea i get that,,,, just like the longer one. Do see the point where it would look better with the ambers gone. Maybe if yours was your car's color?? Then it might not look like anything different than stock.
 

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We just made the 3rd modification and my dad is making the 3rd application right now.<p>We made the left side thicker for better coverage and added a slit to work better with the contour of the top left part of the light. This 3rd one will be in a color that better matches my car.<p>I would think that the full, extended version could work in many colors, but the hook line version would only work in a similar body color.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am sure we can offer BOTH!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>PLEASE keep up updated on this. I was literally within minutes of buying the realcar one. Now I will bide my time and follow this thread closely <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> . I agree with the others though and would like to see it extended much like the realcar version. Hell, if you can produce these cheap enough, I'll buy a set of each to see which one I like better ! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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How about something like this? What do you guys think? It's slightly different than Realcar's..<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_pN6uIbnSioQ/Sd2MitVm7SI/AAAAAAAABUk/VWCTyN1Sbs4/s640/IMG_0166.png" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bishen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How about something like this? What do you guys think? It's slightly different than Realcar's..<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_pN6uIbnSioQ/Sd2MitVm7SI/AAAAAAAABUk/VWCTyN1Sbs4/s640/IMG_0166.png" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Just tapered a little more over the amber.
 

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The easy part is extending it, which we will do for sure.<p>Right now the inside of the light, the middle of the car, has an edge that is hard to apply vinyl to. We want to make it look as seamless as possible, so it has been challenging getting it just right. The contour in that area is so great that we aren't comfortable pushing them out to customer just yet.
 

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Bob, I rather like the shorter one if done to the color of the car...it makes the headlight appear "stepped" and makes the hood look a bit longer instead of just a flattened headlight.<p>just my 2 cents.
 

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and what are you going to do about the wiper blade? you can see the realcar one has the wiper removed.<p>Great idea, is it possible to trim the wiper blade? I havent looked at them for a while.<p><br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mpdbrown</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">and what are you going to do about the wiper blade? you can see the realcar one has the wiper removed.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>His eyebrow is vinyl (stuck on) so the wiper will seamlessly go over it. I personally don't like vinyl eyebrows but it does solve the wiper problem neatly. I know I wouldn't remove my wipers, it's one of the car's biggest asset in the weather we have here.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bishen</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How about something like this? What do you guys think? It's slightly different than Realcar's..<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_pN6uIbnSioQ/Sd2MitVm7SI/AAAAAAAABUk/VWCTyN1Sbs4/s640/IMG_0166.png" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think( no offense) that the black going all the way looks like a "CHOLA" with painted on eyebrows.For those who dont know CHOLA= Ghetto gangsta girl..lol
 
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