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    rear Plastic Lens Colouring Spray

    i have a silver o2 plate sri . with standard rear lint unit. what iam going to do is spray the rear lense with black paint. to give a more smoked look.

    but can i use any standard black pain or the folie stuf.

    and theres the rear reflector. can that be sprayed. or is it illegal.

    also while i'm on the subject of lights. can the front light unit lence cover be removed so i can give them the coupe look.

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    Spraying the reflector will be illegal mate unfortunately most use Folie stuff but there is other products. After make sure you laquer it to get a smooth shiney finish!
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    would it not be easyer to get the later tinted rear ones? i suppose it depends how dark you want it! if your going to tint them just mask the reflector off so it doesnt get sprayed as much?
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    that great thanks. as i wasnt to sure with the reflector. i'm gonna remove the light unit before sprayin then finish with 1800 wet&dry.

    how do some corsa's get round it as they have really black light units.

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    you can go as dark as you like so long as the light shows through...

    i even had my reflectors tinted and it passed the MOT, although if you don't wanna risk it just mask off the reflector


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    i could spray the lot.

    then when the mot's due. stick some bicycle reflectors on

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    Quote Originally Posted by emark
    i could spray the lot.

    then when the mot's due. stick some bicycle reflectors on
    If i remember right you could actually do that, i don't think you need the reflectors built into the light.. just a red reflector of sorts somewhere on the back will do the trick..

    I'll try and find where i read that too.
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    well the new corsas dont have them built into the lights there low down on the bumper so i cant see why not!
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    wel iv finished them. i'v not sprayed the reflectors.

    they look better then they did. i sprayed them too dark at first. but lot's of rubbing with 1500 wet&dry took then slightly lighter.

    i'l get a pic up soon.

    i didn't use the folie stuff. it was some other brand from wilko motor save. but it was good stuff. and i'm well chufed with the result.

    next mod is too spray the black sill trim. the one that run's under the doors. that's gonna hapen this week.

    then set about the dash LED'S.

    and replace the rear 1.8 badge with a SRI badge.

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