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So I am eventually going to do a write-up on this new idea I had if anyone is interested and I wanted to wait for a grand unveiling but I need opinions before continuing. Long story short, I had the idea to add diagonal acrylic strips in place of the egg yolk. Used Evercoat body filler to fill in the yolks cavity then cut slits. I had to cut open the parking light's reflective cover in order to supply light to the outer part of the headlight lens.

Here is a picture and video of what they look like from the side. I want opinions on whether people like the frosted glass (achieved by sanding) or the clear acrylic look. I like how the frosted glass disperses the light so the bulb cannot be seen but the clear looks really sharp and clean.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/saleen9090/8098769558/" title="IMG_3947 by Saleen9090, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8098769558_52fa45fcaa_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="IMG_3947"></a>

 

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Frosted IMO. Nice project man. Can't wait to see em when they are done. Subscribed.
 

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Yeah, frosted - looks good! Clear looks like it was cut out and incomplete, the frosted looks like it was cut on purpose and dispersed on purpose.
 

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I like it!
 

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Looks cool...
 

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I feel like I'd need to see them on the car at a distance to see what they look like. I do like the frosted look though.
 

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Very cool. Similar to an idea that I am going to implement using LED's as well.

I'd definitely go frosted.
 

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Very cool. Similar to an idea that I am going to implement using LED's as well.

I'd definitely go frosted.
Sounds like a contest then. We will have to create a polled thread on whose is more preferred lol. What is your idea? Do you have any pictures or just an idea for right now?
 

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The clear look far nicer to me. Gives it a more highend/polished look.
 

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The color matched bezels came out pretty good. If it wasn't my first time using body filler, they would look fantastic. I don't think anyone will notice when they are behind the glass lense.

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did you decided to paint the bezel body matching? looks like you have painted them
 

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did you decided to paint the bezel body matching? looks like you have painted them
Yes the bezels are painted Ti grey. I have not put hem in yet because I am waiting on projector lenses to do a retrofit before putting my headlights back together. I wonder how they will look once fully installed.
 

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Yes the bezels are painted Ti grey. I have not put hem in yet because I am waiting on projector lenses to do a retrofit before putting my headlights back together. I wonder how they will look once fully installed.
How difficult is it to bondo the reflector?
 

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I love the way this looks, and I agree that frosted looks better.

Where did you get the clear acrylic pieces? I've been looking for thin acrylic that I could frost/sand for an LED project but haven't found anything that I like.
 

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How difficult is it to bondo the reflector?
Practice on something else first. It is not too terribly difficult. I wish I had spent more time sanding the surface to a more uniform shape. From a sharp side angle you can see that the surface is a little bumpy. Also I would highly recommend getting the top coat gel that is optional when doing body filler work. Its purpose is to fill in the porous surface the filler leaves behind. A thick primer could fill this in also. Unfortunately I had an extremely thin primer so imperfections do still exist.

Buy evercoat not bondo. Ask anyone who has done body filler work, evercoat is better.
 

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I love the way this looks, and I agree that frosted looks better.

Where did you get the clear acrylic pieces? I've been looking for thin acrylic that I could frost/sand for an LED project but haven't found anything that I like.
I bought the square acrylic rod. It is dirt cheap but you have to order in 6 foot increments. Still comes out under $10.

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/default.aspx?catid=440
 

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Practice on something else first. It is not too terribly difficult. I wish I had spent more time sanding the surface to a more uniform shape. From a sharp side angle you can see that the surface is a little bumpy. Also I would highly recommend getting the top coat gel that is optional when doing body filler work. Its purpose is to fill in the porous surface the filler leaves behind. A thick primer could fill this in also. Unfortunately I had an extremely thin primer so imperfections do still exist.

Buy evercoat not bondo. Ask anyone who has done body filler work, evercoat is better.

LOL haha, you're going through the same process I am... Looking good however!
 

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LOL haha, you're going through the same process I am... Looking good however!
You only had a two year head start :), lol. :facepalm:
 

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You only had a two year head start :), lol. :facepalm:
When I first got the R I read mostly DevolvR's threads. I think we share alot of the same taste when it comes to cosmetic upgrades. I love what he has done with his car and want to do the same. Not literally the same, but I like how unique his car looks. The only difference between me and him.... I am too impatient to devote as much time to perfection. Most of my upgrades are cheap and jury rigged.

I just got confirmation that the projectors were installed at my doorstep. I feel confident saying this because none of you mofos know where I live. I will install them tonight and hopefully have completed pictures up by tomorrow :)
 
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