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Homemade amber corners


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220491 posted 05/23/05 02:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just got done finishing my amber corners. I was going to try and get them from australia or europe, but decided to do it myself. I'm actually a lot happier, because the true EDM ones are all reflective as these are somewhat see-thru. I picked up an extra set from the local junkyard and bought Krylon 9023 orange glass pain from Here.

My total spent was:
corners from the junkyard - 5.00
9023 Krylon paint plus shipping - 13.00 (shipping was kind of high)

Total: 18.00!!!

I know people can get these, but they will cost anywhere from 40-70 bucks.

Here is a pic of the passenger side one.


Edited by tsigeoff (05/23/05 02:11 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220492 posted 05/23/05 02:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work man! They look good. How exactly did you get the lense separated from the housing? Or did you just spray them while they were assembled?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220493 posted 05/23/05 02:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Pretty nice. I personally don't like the ambers, but it's good to see someone "cheat the system".



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220495 posted 05/23/05 02:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I dont know about those, but whatever floats your boat.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220500 posted 05/23/05 02:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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Nice work man! They look good. How exactly did you get the lense separated from the housing? Or did you just spray them while they were assembled?




I didn't separate the housing at all. I jsut cleaned the surface with alcohol and sprayed about 5 coats on to it. It's a real sticky paint so it take about 20-30 minutes between coats.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220505 posted 05/23/05 02:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
here is a pic of them installed. The car is so dirty!




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220561 posted 05/23/05 05:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think they look good. SO did you use any clear over the paint? If not over time since they will start having some paint chips and scratches, because they are upfront and you get everything from the person in front of you. You should clear them so they will last longer. I actually like how they look and way cheaper then $70+.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220562 posted 05/23/05 05:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I like that a lot. I may have to do something similar on the wife's car. I don't know why they didn't make our corners all one color like that. It's much more visually appealing in my book.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220564 posted 05/23/05 05:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
thanks man...I didn't use clear. I didn't want it to look too shiney to look different then the turn signal lenses. The paint is really thick. Almost like a see-thru rubber. It can't jsut be chipped off like the paint on my grille. Like I said I still have the oem ones so if they take a $hit and get scratched I'll just put the oem ones back on. But I truly think it won't be easy to scratch and chip them.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220565 posted 05/23/05 05:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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I like that a lot. I may have to do something similar on the wife's car. I don't know why they didn't make our corners all one color like that. It's much more visually appealing in my book.

John




I know right, it's so odd all the n/t and turbo galants in europe and australia come with the orange coner lenses. Yet they are so hard to come by here. I took mater in my own hands...lol

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wow those are hot bro



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220592 posted 05/23/05 06:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good Job man, mods please make this a sticky in the "HOW TO" section, this will save alot of us from spending $70!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220611 posted 05/23/05 07:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
also I think I might be the only one that noticed the full orange lights in the bumper. They match well....+10



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220615 posted 05/23/05 07:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I just found the red version on Krylon's website. That would be a good way to make my yellow rear signals red like I've wanted to do for a while.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220642 posted 05/23/05 09:06 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thumbs up from me. I like it and way easier to get than real ambers

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220664 posted 05/23/05 10:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Wow, those look really good. Nice work!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 220703 posted 05/24/05 05:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work bro! How close of a match are they to the turn signal lights in the front bumper? I've been looking for a set of the amber lights too. Nice alternative to sending $70 on used lights. Could we make this a sticky?

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I just found the red version on Krylon's website. That would be a good way to make my yellow rear signals red like I've wanted to do for a while.

My bro did this on his CRX, turned out really good.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 308175 posted 02/18/06 01:48 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I have a cheaper solution. Go to your local model car shop or hobby shop whatever. Tamiya makes a small spray paint can for painted amber corner lights on their model cars. Make sure the paint is heated up and go at it. The cans are plenty big for a set or corners.

Mine turned out the same but for 6 bucks total.

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