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on my integra i have the tailights with the yellow/orange signal light and i've always wanted the stock red/white tail lights seen on 98' + GSR's with no yellow/orange signal. since im on a low budget, instead of just buying some gsr tail lights i was thinking about just taking off mine and painting/spray painting the inside yellow plastic on my tail lights red. i've heard mixed opinions about doing this, some saying that it won't look good and wont blend in, and others saying it will look fine, just like a normal 98 gsr tail light would. i am newbie to this whole thing, and i would like to hear anyones advice on doing this. thanks a lot.
 

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GhostRider said:
o.k., here we go

buy some transluscent candy apple red spray paint for like $5 a can, go to pep boys, it's kinda hard to find if you don't have a pep boys ;), it HAS to be transluscent or the light won't shine through it :)

and then get your tails (if you want all red except for the reverse light box, use your OEM 96-98 tails, if you want 1/2 white 1/2 red, you're gonna have to buy some whited out illegal 96-00 tails off ebay or somewhere ;), or you can get all CLEAR and do it, or you can get some euro gen 1 altezzas like i did ;) )

clean them off really well, then dry them really well, go into your garage, or an enclosed area you don't want leaves and bugs and shit to fly up into them ;) on to the wet paint

next, tape off (with PAINTER'S TAPE, so the paint doesn't bleed into any area you don't want it to ) all the areas you DON'T want to paint (for all red tails: the reverse light, the top half/for 1/2 red 1/2 white:, tape off the bottom half including the blinkers AND the reverse light)

next, spray LIGHT coats of red paint onto them so it doesn't run. wait like 15 min. in between each coat, if you're spraying over the amber, do like 4-5 coats, if you're spraying over clear or whited out light, do like 6 coats ;) you don't want it to light up pink at night, haha

then wait til it dries, then spray a few LIGHT coats of clear coat onto it ;)

then wait like overnight to make sure the paint is all set, take off the tape, and install them and marvel at your own magnificence :D
you're done! YAY!

ghost
Good luck,
Jason

P.S. All red tails didn't only come on GSR's they came standard on all 98+ Integras, plus the search is your friend....haha know it, love it, use it...haha
 
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