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Old 09-22-2004, 11:16 PM   #1
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EXT: Add an OEM look to your Ebay Red/Clear Tails

When my ebay red/clears arrived in the mail, I could not wait to take out my tezzas and put the new red/clear's in. I was very pleased with the lights, but there was something about them that bothered me. Where the Red and Clear would meet, the lights had a "pink" look too them. I was then talking to AccordWarrior and he gave me the idea of somehow blacking out this area to give them a more OEM type look.

I took out the masking tape and bought myself some Black Krylon Fusion paint (You know, that stuff made fro plastics). I then painted a nice straight (about 1/4 inch) black stripe over the red/clear transition area.

Here is a pic of the lights before this DIY...




Here are a couple pis of the finished product..



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Old 09-22-2004, 11:29 PM   #2
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Reminds me of the 86-89 Accord tails with the black divider. It certainly looks better than the pink area you describe which can be seen on the outside light.

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Old 09-22-2004, 11:35 PM   #3
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wow that came out great.
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Old 09-23-2004, 12:40 AM   #4
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Curious have you had any leaking so far in your trunk lights yet? i have sealed mine about 3 times and i get small leaks and it gets bad when it storms hard
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Old 09-23-2004, 01:53 AM   #5
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No, I have had them installed about 6 months and nothing so far
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Old 09-23-2004, 08:45 AM   #6
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I have red/clears too for my 93, and I have had no problems with them. I have had them on the car for over 2 years now.

I got mine via eBay from procarparts.com
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Old 09-23-2004, 03:47 PM   #7
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not to jack ur pics(added sum of my tails)... but here are the stock oem tails i made.. they have been on the car for about the sum time..(in all FL shity weather too). the car dirty(im to lazy to get the good pics hosted)



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Old 09-25-2004, 02:16 PM   #8
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nice job on the tails guys... looks really pro.
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Old 09-25-2004, 02:25 PM   #9
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Old 09-25-2004, 04:16 PM   #10
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not to jack ur pics(added sum of my tails)... but here are the stock oem tails i made.. they have been on the car for about the sum time..(in all FL shity weather too). the car dirty(im to lazy to get the good pics hosted)



hey i like how thos tailights turned out on your car man nice..

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Old 10-25-2004, 01:49 AM   #11
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do the 4 door lights fit i a 2 door cuz on ebay it says the red/clears are 4 door only
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Old 10-25-2004, 05:15 AM   #12
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do the 4 door lights fit i a 2 door cuz on ebay it says the red/clears are 4 door only
90/91 tail lights are the exact same for both coupe and sedan
92/93 is the problem
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Old 11-16-2004, 08:57 PM   #13
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92/93 is the problem


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Old 11-16-2004, 11:52 PM   #14
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I love how that turned out, it gave them a great look

i love 90-91 tails. mine have that little black thing in there, unlike the 92-93 tails..

i'm going to smoke the rear turnsignals soon, so they'll be black soon.....
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Old 11-17-2004, 12:31 PM   #15
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I love how that turned out, it gave them a great look

i love 90-91 tails. mine have that little black thing in there, unlike the 92-93 tails..

i'm going to smoke the rear turnsignals soon, so they'll be black soon.....
Let me know if you want help doing this, I had these done a long time ago before I got red/clears
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