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i like altezzas on a black car...of course depends what generation of altezzas i like 3rd
 

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Get the cheap Altezza's and paint over the top 90% with Transparent Candy Apple red model car paint (don't paint the ~1" rectangular clear reflector on the bottom)...and they don't look too bad.

On Preludes and Accords they look "alright", but the others look cheesy and out-of-place. The "Type-S" tails are a little better. But you can get Altezza's for Accords for $60...paint them as above and you've got some nice looking tails for $65 (w/paint), only then you've got some tails that look real similar to Prelude's.

Except for black 99-00 Civic Si's with carbon-fiber Altezza's, they look alright also.

I think the Red/Clear/Red look of "cleared out" tails on '94-'95's better though. Looks similar to Audi's and some Benz's with the hyper-white rear turn signal. I just need to get some RTV sealant, and some free-time, and I'll have that ugly orange reflector out of my tails.
 

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I got them originally because I was planning on taking them appart and painting the housing white like my car, except bastards are too hard and I don't want to crack them. So I am probably going to use the testors candy apple red paint and paint the whole thing. Lates
 

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Backlights

hey god,

have you try using the blow dryer to heat the plastic molding, i've seen someone used that technique on their 99 accord headlights to break the amber lense, that's worth a try, just a suggestion...:)

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Re: Backlights

kpbuddie said:
hey god,

have you try using the blow dryer to heat the plastic molding, i've seen someone used that technique on their 99 accord headlights to break the amber lense, that's worth a try, just a suggestion...:)

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its really hard to do if you use a blowdrier. i did that on one of my headlights and it took forever to get open and i messed up the seal. it is alot easier if you put it in the oven on the lowest temp. and leave it in there for a couple minutes.
 

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boo!!

those lights are like 3 years ago...i got some for my 96 accord when they FIRST came here in southern cali..i was one of the few..so it wasnt that bad i guess..but 6 months later they were on ebay and i sold them for A LOT to some poor bastard in PA that had his car in storage..i guess the altezza sytle wasnt out there yet...now they are cheeeze as hell..when u start to see them on ugly ass neons u know its waaay played out...even mustangs have them! yuk! they look alright on some trucks only because the lights are so small...stick with stock...honda makes some nice stock tail lights.
 

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Get a REAL heat gun.

I've got one made by Warner that'll start f'n fires if your not carefull.

It's like a shot of 200deg air.
 
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