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Okay, my s60 has murdered out tail lights (meaning they're blacked out, look down for photos). They look really good and I'm so happy I did it. I get compliments all the time for them. The cops down here in Texas don't really seem to care that much either, I drive on I-35 every day where it's loaded with cops. So if it's illegal down here, then I don't care b/c the law obviously doesn't either...so don't lecture me if you're a black out basher/hater.<p>Here's my work (Yes, the car is dirty in the pics)<br><IMG SRC="http://i28.tinypic.com/21e6d0w.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br>Here's the front end and I think it would look awesome (Again, dirty car. And yes, I did make this grill.)<br><IMG SRC="http://i25.tinypic.com/1fxqg8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Anyway, I'll get straight to the point. I was wondering if I should black out my head lights too. I think it would look great, but I'm really concerned about if it will decrease visibility and brightness with the light output. Please, anyone, let me know if you know anything about blacking out head lights and tell me if it affects the brightness at all (IN A MAJOR WAY). Any information will be greatly appreciated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks, <br>Nate: The s60 Enthusiast <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by snake43 at 6:56 PM 8-18-2009</i>
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (snake43)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>snake43</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So if it's illegal down here, then I don't care b/c the law obviously doesn't either...so don't lecture me if you're a black out basher/hater.</TD></TR></TABLE><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>snake43</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Please, anyone, let me know if you know anything about blacking out head lights and <b>tell me if it affects the brightness at all.</b> Any information will be greatly appreciated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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m3ntos in the r forum had it done for a total of about two weeks. First time he had to drive at night he pulled the film right off.<p>
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (snake43)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>snake43</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> so don't lecture me if you're a black out basher/hater. </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>snake43</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Any information will be greatly appreciated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>So which one is it? I think they look great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (TWBarrett)

Paint your rims and lower it. Put some GT Yellow film on the headlights. The black will be too dark.<p><A HREF="http://www.headlightarmor.com/01-04-volvo-s60-headlight-protection-kit.aspx" TARGET="_blank">http://www.headlightarmor.com/....aspx</A><p>All black on the top and silver on the bottom look kinda wierd...to me at least.<br>...my car <p><IMG SRC="http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h284/n8tabasco/IMG_0369-1.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (tabasco)

very nice job on the rims. i thought about doing that to mine actually. as for the lowering kit, i can't get away with that down here as much as i would love to... too many bumps and things along that nature. the car looks great lowered, but i cant.
 

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thanks for the heads up, man. i was about to VHT them like the tails, but now i'm not going over board like that haha.
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (TWBarrett)

lol, i meant don't bitch at me if you don't like murdered out stuff on cars. and by that last part i meant anything positive about it that you could tell me, not just tell me you dont like em.
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (tabasco)

wait, one more thing. what kind of paint did you use for the rims? the main reason I haven't yet is b/c i'm afraid of it chipping off and looking ghetto. i bet you used a lot of primer, am i right?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Maka</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just powdercoat them and be done with it. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You're honest advice is to powercoat stock wheels?<p><br>Anyway... Sand down thoroughly then put a good primer on them, 2-3 coats, and finish off with rustoleum satin. 3-4 coats if the best. I've had them like that for almost a year now, and not a single chip. <p>lol... powdercoat lame stock wheels.... wow.
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (snake43)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>snake43</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I was wondering if I should black out my head lights too. I think it would look great, but I'm really concerned about if it will decrease visibility and brightness with the light output. Please, anyone, let me know if you know anything about blacking out head lights and tell me if it affects the brightness at all. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Is this a serious question? I mean c'mon, obviously it will reduce brightness...
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (bpray9223)

i had the headlights on my Stang Blacked out ...and i couldnt see sh*t...they look nice but they will reduce visibility by like 45 percent. i like the stealth look thou. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (bpray9223)

I meant significantly, douche. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (snake43)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>snake43</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I meant significantly, douche. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I got your back brian..<p><A HREF="http://lmgtfy.com/?q=does+headlight+tint+reduce+visibility" TARGET="_blank">http://lmgtfy.com/?q=does+head...ility</A>
 

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Re: To Anyone Who Wnows Anything About Blacked Out headlights (cmurphy2266)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I got your back brian..<p><A HREF="http://lmgtfy.com/?q=does+headlight+tint+reduce+visibility" TARGET="_blank">http://lmgtfy.com/?q=does+head...ility</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>hahaha^
 

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come on guys... we are all here for the same reason...<p>to talk about how great I am <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">!
 

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hey snake...<p>Sand the wheels down, 3-4 coats primer, and 4 coats of semi-flat krylon black. then viola!<p>true... powder coating stockys would be like putting 20k rims on a honda civic. Not worth it<br>
 

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Does powder-coating really cost <i>that</i> much?
 
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