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Been working on it on and off (more off) for a few weeks.<p><IMG SRC="http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/4436/img10309bo.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1370/img10398dt.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6232/img10405bl.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img450.imageshack.us/img450/5945/img10417cx.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/8085/img10421mc.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>It's still in primer. I haven't decided yet if I want to go silver or black. My car is silver. Didn't want to do the funky notch like the OEM Euros (too much work for me in case I mess up). Anyways, I'd like to thank Charles over at VS for the brilliant idea. It was a fun project.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mike_c70 at 4:01 PM 7-8-2006</i>
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (mike_c70)

Can't wait to see more pictures. I would probably go with black.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (Kaizai)

I can't clearly imagine how it looks on silver.With ti gray it looked cool.<p>IMO it would look well with the front grill and fog light grills.(for silver)<br>Go with black! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><A HREF="http://imageshack.us" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/9500/p70107634qs.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (xenophobic)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xenophobic</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I can't clearly imagine how it looks on silver.With ti gray it looked cool.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's primer. I haven't finished painting it yet. Need to decide on a color.
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (mike_c70)

color match it!!!
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (BOOSTED S60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BOOSTED S60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">color match it!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>With the exception of the amber reflector, it already was. Silver on silver. So he knows what that looks like.<p>If he wants an idea of black headlight trim on silver, all he has to do is to go look at a silver non-R S60 with the Xenon option. Those same trim pieces will be black not silver.<p>In fact it looks like the donor cadavers were non-R Xenons to begin with.
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (StaggRLee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>In fact it looks like the donor cadavers were non-R Xenons to begin with.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'll stick with the colormatching. Saw a silver S80 with the black bixenon surrounds and it looks out of place. Now I gotta find a color that matches the R headlight trim.<p>The passenger side piece was from an R, the driver's side is from a non-R. (whatever EBay can give me <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (mike_c70)

#426 Majestic Silver. May not be what the R lights are painted but that's your body paint code.<p>I ought to know, my last three Volvos have been #426. I just hate wasting touch-up paint so I keep buying the same color. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Even if it's not an OE match, #426 is going to be very close. It's a metallic which I think the headlight trim isn't. Might look good but I'd use a matte clear coat over it I think.<p>Oh and you might want to shoot a coat or two of grey primer before base-coating it. The silver may come out too dark over a black primer.<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by StaggRLee at 11:51 PM 7-8-2006</i>
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (StaggRLee)

Thanks! I actually fround a couple of pictures of silver wagons with black headlight trim in the SS gallery (ERST and VST gallery) and it really doesn't look all that bad. Plus the latest Eurotuner has a silver BMW 330xi with black headlight trim and it looks sharp. Argh the dilemma!<p> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//FWD%20and%20AWD/V70%20Mk%20II/Aftermarket/VST/002__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/gallery/generated//FWD%20and%20AWD/V70%20Mk%20II/Aftermarket/VST/003__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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I'm thinking about doing this myself someday. The only difference is I think I'll probably try a titanium grey or maybe a darker grey. Then I'll paint my grill surround the same color as the lights. I like the contrast they have now just wish they were darker.<p>Denny
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (mike_c70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mike_c70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... Anyways, I'd like to thank Charles over at VS for the brilliant idea. It was a fun project.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Mike,<p>Do you have the link to the VS thread that covers this mod as well? VS's search is even better than SS's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks
 

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Re: My version of Euro headlights... (wrxownr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wrxownr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mike,<p>Do you have the link to the VS thread that covers this mod as well? VS's search is even better than SS's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sshh...It's a secret... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Nah, it's here:<br><A HREF="http://www.volvospeed.com/Mods/s60r_v70r_euroheadlights.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvospeed.com/Mods...s.htm</A>
 
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