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    Tinted Headlights

    hi all i really wanted some tinted headlights for my zaf gsi, but nobody does them, how hard isit to do your own? ie remove the cover?
    a new GM headlight is about 40 quid,bit of a waste if it goes wrong.
    any help would be great

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    Do a search mate, I'm sure somebody just did there Zafira ones with blue inside last week.
    Also, I think there's a guide in the "How To's" bit, on an Astra, but its the same way for the Zafira lights!

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    Jim, its not hard to do really, the most time consuming bit for me was removing the bonding agent that holds the 2 halfs of the headlight together. Also be prepared to drop the bumper off.
    It took me an afternoon to do mine and I am pretty clueless when it comes to taking bodywork to pieces.

    Have a look at a thread by Jus from a few days ago and there is a link for the 'how to' on that.

    Remember to 'key' up the surround with some 1000 grit paper well prior to spraying, preparation is everything.Also take note of how the headlight rubbers go on as I didn't and my rubbers are on incorrectly!

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    As already said, check out my post titlee 'recent mods' as Keif has tinted my headlights for me.

    I'm not sure of the process, but again as already said, there is a how to for the astra and its pretty similiar I believe.

    Which regards to 40 quid from Vauxhall, I got my headlights from ebay. If you search enough and are patient you can get them really cheap. I got one for £9 plus postage! Don't pay Vauxhalls prices!
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    thanx for the help, had my bumper off the other day when i got it painted at work so should be ok. as for the painting i work at a bodyshop so just going to get them to paint them, thanx for the suggestion of ebay will have a good look!!! thanx

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    Heres a couple of pics of mine with tinted headlights. I did this just over three years ago when the car was only a few months old.



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    very nice matt.

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    that looks great m8!, mines also silver makes a massive difference with the tinted lights carnt wait to get mine done !!!

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    half tempted to do this to mine as well , looks very nice on a silver one and nice pics by the way
    1.6 16v zaffy getting there slowly ...............

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    Got to agree, the tints look ace on the silver Zaf, much more noticeable than on my arden blue zaf.

    Jim16v, how are your tints coming along?

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