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Old 01-10-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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If I smoke my headlights, will it effect the brightness of the bulbs at all on the road? And I just want a light smoke on the headlights.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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YES it will. Hideous, illegal, downright dangerous. Keep it stock and safe!!
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Your light output will diminish the darker you tint your lights, either tint or spray. I guess one light layer won't hurt.
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why not just paint all the chrome inside the headlight black instead of tinting the lens? then it will look like tinted headlights but will still be safe. only suggest this if you have xenons.
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why not just paint all the chrome inside the headlight black instead of tinting the lens? then it will look like tinted headlights but will still be safe. only suggest this if you have xenons.
+1 only for Xenons. Painting halogens will hurt light output even more than tinting the lense.

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Never paint functional reflective surfaces. Illegal and dangerous.
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He just said to only do it if you have xenon lights. Which have no reflective surfaces. I swear you don't think before you post
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yea i just ment if you have the bixenon headlights cause then it doesnt matter if you paint the high beam reflector bowl since the obvious reason of BIxenons, just dont touch the projector lens
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The painting of the housing looks much better than putting a tint over the lense itself. Takes more time but well worth it IMO.
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yea i just ment if you have the bixenon headlights cause then it doesnt matter if you paint the high beam reflector bowl since the obvious reason of BIxenons, just dont touch the projector lens
The high beams are functional. Flash-to-pass.

Besides when I activate my high beams when pushing the stalk, all four high beams come on.
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Besides when I activate my high beams when pushing the stalk, all four high beams come on.
Interesting. That must look terrible with the mix of light types. Half yellow, half white. And just a blur of light up top. I couldn't handle that. Lol. I'm way to specific. ESPECIALLY when it comes to lighting. I like it to be clean and attractive

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Wow, a lot of negativeness on this thread... Yea, it definitely reduces light output but if you get the light Bimmian ones, it's not very noticeable, but it is dangerous and illegal. Depending on the color of your car, I think it can give it a cool effect. All based on opinion..
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This. Don't argue with Mango.
It's not arguing when the response is irrelevant. Which most of his are. Don't defend him.
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It's not arguing when the response is irrelevant. Which most of his are. Don't defend him.
So saying its illegal and dangerous is irrelevant? Flawless logic . Either way, don't do it. Because it is illegal and dangerous!
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It's not arguing when the response is irrelevant. Which most of his are. Don't defend him.
Stop following me around and saying negative things. And you wonder why your posts got deleted.

You've only been here since November. Your comments about me are unfounded and are based off of emotion. Please stop.

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