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    Hi,
    This is my first post here, been around here a little bit. If I am not posting this question in the right place, please guide me. Thanks!

    I am preparing for my first retrofit on my own. I have a 3rd gen 2018 Mazda 3 and I want to change the amber reflector on the side of my headlight assemblies.

    Does anyone know where I would find a clear reflector option for this style of headlight?

    Or if it was your retrofit, how would you modify that reflector? Or leave it alone?

    Maybe frost it?

    Here is a picture

  • #2
    yeah I think the only real option you have is to remove it entirely, paint it black, or replace it with some universal clear material, which looks easy enough since it's flat

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    • #3
      There is a company that specializes in clear side markers. I can't remember the name right now. But if you send yours in as a template and there is a market for it they might produce some found you.
      Subaru Outback retrofit:
      http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
      License plate lights with dual brightness:
      https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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      • #4
        I think the company is https://klearz.com/

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        • #5
          Thanks for the input, all. I just read https://klearz.com/about.php the "About Us" page. In order to make some, they need 10 people interested in making a new product and it's more expensive if its a new product.

          I think I may just try a light smoke over it. What would I use to do that? To give it a light tint without taking away it's reflectivity.

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          • #6
            VHT Nite Shades

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            • #7
              Thank you.

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              • #8
                or a vinyl film so it's even

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                • #9
                  I've sprayed nite shades a bunch of times and never had an issue, it's easy to spray. A bit nerve racking as I'm not sure how possible it would be to remove. But just use the proper spray paint techniques. Start spraying off the piece you are spraying and spray past then let go of the nozzle. And do light coats, one to prevent running and two so you don't darken them too much/fast.

                  Its easy to use and I've never messed anything up. Always error on the not applying enough as you can always add more later.

                  Though yes vinyl is also an option. Not saying one is better then other just that nite shades will lay down evenly. Of course vinyl is more forgiving and removable.

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                  • #10
                    there is also chrome film. should be easy on that small part. and it would look stock. I used chrome tape before but I cannot recommend it. It doesnt aply evenly.
                    Subaru Outback retrofit:
                    http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
                    License plate lights with dual brightness:
                    https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Crossgolf View Post
                      there is also chrome film. should be easy on that small part. and it would look stock. I used chrome tape before but I cannot recommend it. It doesnt aply evenly.
                      Thank you. I think I am going with a very light coat or two of VHT Night Shades black on them.

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                      • #12
                        Cool. show some pics when you are done.
                        Subaru Outback retrofit:
                        http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
                        License plate lights with dual brightness:
                        https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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