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Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:53 pm
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Morning everyone.

I have searched for this before without much luck, but I keep seeing series 1 Z's with black headlights.

Does anyone happen to know where you can purchase these, or whether each person has actually split their headlights and painted the inside?

Example below:

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Thanks in advance.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:28 pm
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I ve Seen those too.
After a research i found a Link from malaysia where they had opened and painted them

The easyiest way though is to wrap them Just like the tinted glasses but you lose some of your light
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:43 pm
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Yeh there is a wrap called fly paper vinyl that has perforations and I believe is legal as it still lets enough light through.
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Post Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:18 pm
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Thanks guys, def not keen on wrapping them. I thought given there were so many examples online they must be sold somewhere!

I might investigate pulling mine apart to paint the inside.

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:57 am
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I think you'll have trouble splitting the headlights without damaging them as they are a sealed unit I believe.

Here's a pic of mine mid way though having the black Spi-Vision headlight film fitted to show the difference. Much simpler solution and looks great. No major loss of light either.

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http://www.spi-vision.co.uk/

http://www.flyeyeskit.co.uk/

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:30 am
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There is no problem on (at? Dont know) splitting the headlights
Just put on YouTube retrofit and you Will find countless videos

I agree that the Best solution is wrapping them
Nice Job 2retro
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Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:37 am
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Thanks for the pic 2retro. I do like the idea of habit the chrome around the main beam as per the pic above (rather than the film making the whole light black) but I might look into it a bit further - appreciate for the links.

Splitting shouldn't be too hard with a bit of heat. Have done it to some of my previous cars. It's just time consuming.

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 am
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For me personally I didn't want to risk it in case I cracked the light clusters and had to stump up several hundred quid for new ones so that's why I went with the Spi-Vision option.

But if you are confident you can do it then go for it I say. And don't forget to show us the pics afterwards. :thumbup:

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:58 am
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Completely understand.

Thanks mate, I'll see how things go. My other concern with the film is the legality as any kind of tint on your lights here attracts a defect.

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:02 am
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SilverGTi_6 wrote:
Completely understand.

Thanks mate, I'll see how things go. My other concern with the film is the legality as any kind of tint on your lights here attracts a defect.

Yeah, not sure about how legal it is in the eyes of your lawmen.

I can tell you it passed it's MOT here last month without any issues. But that doesn't really help you does it! :|

Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:22 pm

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Sticking my neck out :oops: , I don't think tinting any light lens is a good thing as it will invariably reduce their efficacy.
Round here, the boy racers tint, illegally, all their lights, and in bright sunlight (yes I suppose we get more than in the UK), indicators and brake lights on some vehicles are reduced to candles. :thumbdown:
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Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:39 pm
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I agree with you about the brake lights - I wouldn't change them as I like people to not run into the back of me! lol

Headlights though - haven't really noticed much of a difference driving at night TBH.


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