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    I used vinyl to do it...but it only cost me $5 because of a friend who owns a body shop. I removed the housings. I had some issues with laying it because it wanted to bunch up on the edges. I just took it out for a drive and the lights are very dull. Almost a blue color now, but my friend Matt told me a few minutes ago (after driving it) that the vinyl is the equivalent of 20% window tint...no wonder I can barely see!

    I'm gonna strip them in the morning and just put LED bulbs in later in the afternoon. I would rather have functional than cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    I used vinyl to do it...but it only cost me $5 because of a friend who owns a body shop. I removed the housings. I had some issues with laying it because it wanted to bunch up on the edges. I just took it out for a drive and the lights are very dull. Almost a blue color now, but my friend Matt told me a few minutes ago (after driving it) that the vinyl is the equivalent of 20% window tint...no wonder I can barely see!

    I'm gonna strip them in the morning and just put LED bulbs in later in the afternoon. I would rather have functional than cool.
    seriously? You put 4 hours worth of work into that! You must be bummed. I thought it did look darker than 35% If there is no law against putting on light covers you could do something like that. Sorry it didn't work out for you.

    You said LED Bulbs? In the headlights?




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    Yeah, seriously. LED turn signal bulbs, and I should have my PIAA's in tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    Yeah, seriously. LED turn signal bulbs, and I should have my PIAA's in tomorrow.
    Oh okay, I thought you were saying you were planning on using LEDs for your headlights (low-beams).

    Again, sorry it didn't work out but at least you learned how to do it for other projects. You can get a lighter tint and maybe start w/ the fog lights to see how it works for you.




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    Installed a new Kenwood Head Unit with Bluetooth, HD Radio, and Setup my cell phone for hands free dialing...... that is the best part if you have never done it before.......

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    took off the roll cover yesterday, today, put on some DeeZee bed rail caps. diamond plate style. pics to come.

    tool box is getting put back on as well.

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    Filled up the 34 gallon tank with fuel. Detailed the interior. Washed and clayed the exterior. Barely squeezed the truck catty-cornered into the 2-car garage ... and then covered it to keep it pollen-free and (cat) paw-print free ... so that I can wax it and rain-x the windows in the morning.

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    Waxed the truck, applied rain-x to all glass, and cleaned up the wheels and tires. I'll take some pics later today if the weather allows me to do so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurrealOne View Post
    Waxed the truck, applied rain-x to all glass, and cleaned up the wheels and tires. I'll take some pics later today if the weather allows me to do so...
    Well I sure hope the weather would allow you to do so. Wouldn't want all that hard work to go to waste! I bet she looks good all sparkly




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    Went to the beach yesterday. First chance I've had to play around with the 4wd. She did great. I had no issues where other truck were getting stuck, or almost getting stuck. Then ran it through a car wash last night that has the undercarriage wash. Gotta get the sand off it.
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