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B7 to B8 rear light film/vinyl??

rabs-cab Sep 8, 2011

  1. rabs-cab

    rabs-cab New Member

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    hey folks,
    is there anything on the market such as a shaped film or vinyl that you can place over your b7 rear clusters to give the impression of light pattern/shape given off by b8 rear lights/brakes on.i think i maybe read or saw someone had some.......or did i completely imagine it!!?????hope this makes sense!
    please advise!:beerchug:
     
  2. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    ?????
    how could film make the b7 lights look like b8 ?
    you can get b8 style leds tor the B7 tho
     
  3. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    suppose you could DIY it with paint/viynal to get the outlined rear light look, prob would look bit naff tho lad
     
  4. rabs-cab

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    so i did imagine it then.!!:think:
    watch this space for some product development!!!
    i'll take some pics later to try and explain better what i mean.
     
  5. rabs-cab

    rabs-cab New Member

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    yeah vinyl would be the easy option but as you say would look bit naff i reckon.currently researching clear one-way mirror film with the mirror side reflecting the brake light back onto itself and then back through the cluster thus giving the shape of the b8 light.i think.
     
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  6. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    sound gud lad, have a crack it if works well ya laughing if not youve not really lost anything
     
  7. rowdyboy

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    Would you get away with that for the MOT and more importantly coppers? You'd be losing loads of braking and driving light.
     
  8. rabs-cab

    rabs-cab New Member

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    yeah you could be right mate.anyway.........quick mock up with black gloss vinyl earlier.looked really good in the fading light.could be n entirely different story in the daylight though.
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  9. Wrath

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    That looks kinda cool! Be interested to see how much of an impact it makes i.e. would it be legal.
     
  10. rowdyboy

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    It'd never be legal mate unfortunately, the lights aren't designed that way. It does look good though.
     
  11. Richardesty

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    I did this years ago


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  12. Richardesty

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    Not true......:readit:
     
  13. rowdyboy

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    Which bit?
     
  14. rabs-cab

    rabs-cab New Member

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    there we go.knew i had seen it somewhere!!id argue it allows as much light out as the current b8's and any LEDs shaped in the same manner.still looking at the one-way mirror film option though.:icon_thumright:
     
  15. Richardesty

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    The not legal bit :icon_thumright:

    Audi in effect make their lights like this anyway, but use a reflector instead of a sticker :whistle2:

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