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Old 01-30-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Smoke light housings or not?

Hey guys, recently changed the orange corner lights, side markers, and tails on my 330i with clear and red/clear/red housings (thanks to khoalty).
I love how the clear looks on the side, and I love the red/clear/red. However, my problem is with the front corner lights.
They're too clear and sticks out in contrast to my headlamps, which are black inside.
My friend suggest smoking them, but I'm a bit picky and demand consistency throughout the car; meaning if I smoke the front, I'd wanna smoke the side and back too.
I'm asking for opinions, testimonies, and even pictures as to how this would look.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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No, leave some contrast on the car, but it comes down to what you want since it's your car.

I would sell the clear corners up front and replace them with smoked. Leave the tails and side markers clear.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:10 AM   #3
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You could try Laminx, it reversible, and see if you like the smoked look.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Id say a SLIGHT tint on the front would be good. Like smoke it as little as possible. Or just keep it the way it is

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