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cuz.iknim 01-26-2009 05:39 PM

license plate bulb installed......but cover bothers me!
 
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It works great!

Thanks again to JleviSW :)

Anyway..but I was wondering.. if there is any way to get rid of those black thing...on the cover...

It is covering my entire half of the bulb..
if it wasn't there, it can be a lot more brighter!

Anyone?!?

Help me someone. please!

JK1150 01-26-2009 05:44 PM

I was wondering the same thing, but didn't try. If you do manage, please take before and after pictures!

cuz.iknim 01-26-2009 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by JK1150 (Post 9299772)
I was wondering the same thing, but didn't try. If you do manage, please take before and after pictures!


Will do :)

JK1150 01-26-2009 05:48 PM

BTW, I seem to remember it being something that you could almost scrap off...

cuz.iknim 01-26-2009 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by JK1150 (Post 9299811)
BTW, I seem to remember it being something that you could almost scrap off...


yeah I tried but, I was afraid of scratching it...: (

Nuori 01-26-2009 07:34 PM

I noticed that to when I just upgraded to a set of bulbs that had more LEDs and put out more light. Scraping it off would be very tedious. It's annoying because it does block light, but my LEDs are so bright it lights up the road still.

cuz.iknim 01-26-2009 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Nuori (Post 9300360)
I noticed that to when I just upgraded to a set of bulbs that had more LEDs and put out more light. Scraping it off would be very tedious. It's annoying because it does block light, but my LEDs are so bright it lights up the road still.

yeah mine lights up the road............but still want more.

dawgs2010UGA 01-26-2009 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Nuori (Post 9300360)
I noticed that to when I just upgraded to a set of bulbs that had more LEDs and put out more light. Scraping it off would be very tedious. It's annoying because it does block light, but my LEDs are so bright it lights up the road still.

What kind do you have?

Nuori 01-26-2009 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by dawgs2010UGA (Post 9300386)
What kind do you have?

These below (39mm 6 LED festoon bulbs.)


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380094486836&viewitem=

cuz.iknim 01-27-2009 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Nuori (Post 9300628)

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These looks good too!


Anyway,,,

Anyone to remove that black thing on the cover?!??!?!

Edison@JleviSW 01-27-2009 12:54 PM

I feel your pain, I just used a sharp edge and scratched off the black part.

cuz.iknim 01-27-2009 03:41 PM

yeah.. after I get out of work today..

I am planning on doing that unless someone comes up with good idea lol

JK1150 01-27-2009 04:51 PM

has anyone tried pointing the LEDs up into the reflecting part? I'd be interested to see how that looks as well.

cuz.iknim 01-27-2009 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by JK1150 (Post 9305842)
has anyone tried pointing the LEDs up into the reflecting part? I'd be interested to see how that looks as well.


There is a reflecting part????

Nuori 01-27-2009 05:37 PM

You could try rubbing alcohol on the black portion also and see what happens.

cuz.iknim 01-27-2009 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Nuori (Post 9306153)
You could try rubbing alcohol on the black portion also and see what happens.


not exactly alcohol, but I tried those finger nail thing remover,, however u call it. didn't work...

But I did it!!


I just took dremel and grinded that black part.. and it looks a lot better.

I would say 2x brighter than what it was,,

Sorry guys could not take the picture...my car is so dirty.. it snows everyday...

so yeah.. I was gonna get it cleaned and do it, but since I just got it washed yesterday and daybefore... I don't see point of using another 10 bux to car wash.....: (



But definitely, it is a lot brighter..
If I take it to car wash.. today then I will post some pictures..

cuz.iknim 01-27-2009 07:08 PM

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Okay, I will add some pictures of plates..
I just took it to car wash.. Gave it bath..

But I realized that my camera bettery was dead! So.. sorry for bad quality picture..
I used my phone..

I didn't want to get out again just to take picture...
it's 0 degrees out.


So Here they are Enjoy!



And I attached one of my trunk lights, one is being returned so I got one left but just to give u a general idea of how it would look like.



Geese they are birght!

wasp9166 01-27-2009 09:16 PM

scratched it off with razor blade

dirsh 02-06-2009 09:08 PM

I was wondering the same thing. I tried scraping it off my old covers but it made it look ugly. I have a brand new set of covers and i've been meaning to try some kind of chemical but forgot

titan510 02-06-2009 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by cuz.iknim (Post 9306183)

I just took dremel and grinded that black part.. and it looks a lot better.

I would say 2x brighter than what it was,,


But definitely, it is a lot brighter..
If I take it to car wash.. today then I will post some pictures..

Thx for the tip, I used my dremel also. But instead of taking off all the black I only took off 1/2. Leaving the portion towards the street black, this way the LED does not glare out past my bumper as much!

They look great...thanks again OP


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