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    anybody has this? i saw some, but i'm only seeing mostly red and orange.. i want to see other colors for comparison, im thinking of doing this too..

    thanks!

  • #2
    They are not painted, the color is from the aluminum flashing i used for the curved shields.....I like it cuz it kinda matchs my car

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    00 Saturn SL1......TSX Retrofit.......Parted out

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    • #3
      ohh.. some say its paint.. by painting the cutoff shield, it tends to show some color inside the projectors at an angle.. im not sure though. more inputs will be greatly appreciated!

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      • #4
        some people paint the cut-off shield( part that faces the lens) to reduce the glare in-order to get a sharper cut-off. You will need a flat paint for this. Some also use a gloss paint ( produces glare when headlights are on)
        In this picture I am using a flat black paint designed for a grill.

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        • #5
          yeah you can paint it any color and it will show thru the lens during the day but not affect the night color. evo has teal shields. others here have done red, green, orange, black etc.

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          • #6
            I have done blue fyi they are off. Its just the reflection of the light making look really blue.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by EuRomer
              ohh.. some say its paint.. by painting the cutoff shield, it tends to show some color inside the projectors at an angle.. im not sure though. more inputs will be greatly appreciated!

              I know what you meant by painting the shields......I've done blue and red



              98 Civic......Fx-r Retrofit.....Current project car
              00 Saturn SL1......TSX Retrofit.......Parted out

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              • #8
                I painted the cut off shields of my FX-Rs with high heat red.


                Anthony
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                2008 Wrangler Unlimited FX-R Retrofit
                2011 Fiesta Retrofit Number 2

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                • #9
                  On a retro I did for a buddy, I painted the TSX cutoff shields flat black. This actually enhanced the output to be a tad sharper. I did the same thing on a set of the OEM cutoff shields on the RX330AFS and the effect was not as prevalent.
                  NOT PAINTED


                  PAINTED


                  SHIELD

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                  • #10
                    yeah tsx i noticed the same. black painted shield really improves cutoff and deletes the rainbows.

                    before:



                    after painted shield:

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                    • #11
                      i'm painting my mini h1's blue right now..i'll post some pics when done
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                      • #12
                        This was a yellow TSX fog retro.


                        This was for... I forget...


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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by focus1
                          some people paint the cut-off shield( part that faces the lens) to reduce the glare in-order to get a sharper cut-off. You will need a flat paint for this. Some also use a gloss paint ( produces glare when headlights are on)
                          In this picture I am using a flat black paint designed for a grill.
                          i'm liking this! look like smoked projectors! =D>

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                          • #14
                            actually i im liking everything! lol! more pics please..

                            so, meaning if i paint the back part of the shield (facing the bowl) flat black, it will make the cutoff sharper, then if i paint the front part (facing the lenses), like for example blue, it will appear like my lenses are tinted blue? am i getting it corrrect?

                            thanks!

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                            • #15
                              i've got a set of brand new mini d2s's coming i'm REALLY tempted to black out like that

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