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    Colour Coded Facelift Headlights?

    Hello people, i recently bought a pair of genuine facelifts from ebay sold as mint condition. when they arrived one was in good condition but the other was shocking, all the chrome inside has started to peal and go white and there was a lot of dirt inside them too.
    so i bought another new headlight from ebay, just a depo branded headlight but that came next day so fanstatic.
    fitted the headlights and everything works perfectly. iv opened the headlight i didnt used by heating them in the oven and am going to paint it black and see if it suits my car which is laser red.

    I used a bit of asatone and took the old chrome off and the plastic is just white and i was thinking would it suit the A3/S3 with the chrome parts in the headlights being colour coded ie red for mine, white i think would look good for a white car. just an idea?

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    cheap & tacky in red, black would look cool.
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    Hey there. This has always interested me. I was thinking about doing it to mine. But on Ming Blue i'm not so sure.

    Be sure to take before, during and after pictures if you are thinking about doing this. I think black would be fantastic on the red!

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    well iv been looking at the black for mine but i do think white would look very nice on a white car.

    anywho im spraying mine black, now the big question is.....

    Satin Black
    Gloss Black
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    Matt Black??

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    ive done mine gloss black, looks loads better IMO.



    Last edited by danclarke; 8th March 2009 at 22:53.

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    Sorry but that has got to be the best looking A3 on this site!
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
    2007 - A3 20vs -bridge gap motor....
    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    stunning, im liking ur S3 very muchos. here is what the headlights could look like being white which i think on a white car would look cool
    http://s683.photobucket.com/albums/v...t=DSC_0720.jpg

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    Mike,

    Do you have a white S3 then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3_Turbo View Post
    Mike,

    Do you have a white S3 then?

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    laser red as above mate

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    thanks for comment ibzzzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruairi83 View Post
    laser red as above mate
    Gloss black all the way mate, just like Danclarke's S3 - looks the dogs!
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    iv just sprayed mine satin black, look pretty sweet, im just needing to replace the under bumper with a facelift one with the spotlights now

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_plymouth View Post
    so i bought another new headlight from ebay, just a depo branded headlight but that came next day so fanstatic.
    Is it compatible with xenon lamp???

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    ummm, not sure, the back doesnt have any of the wiring for the xenon kit. i cant see why the lense or reflectors being any different tho, would b a good base to do the mod rather than rip apart your xenons.

    I used the depo headlamp for the rear housing as the adjusters where all broken on the orignal audi on, took them apart and used the original hella lense with the depo rear, worked well and look niiiiiiiice, will put some pix up later today, iv just got to fit the passenger side on now, been driving around for the past couple of days with a black facelift on the drivers side and the pre facelift and seperat indicator on the passenger, looks classy as it is lol
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    That black looks awesome, its a fantastic diy mod and I'd love to see what a white a3/s3 would look like with the white colour coded lights that were show earlier in this thread

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    I think painting headlights any colour other than black looks a bit tacky. The S3 headlight looks much more agressive and eye-catching when the inside is painted matte black.

    This older thread has pics and basic instructions if anyone's interested.

 

 

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