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Old 05-07-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
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Looks great man, very nice work. I do still prefer my all Black Euro ones more
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:30 AM   #12
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Excellent DIY mod!!
Love it!

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #13
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Looks good. I'll be doing mine in matte black plastidip soon.
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Looks good. I'll be doing mine in matte black plastidip soon.
Did this to mine...looks sick. Now I just gotta matte the front grill
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After being inspired by the other thread on installing Ti fog lamp bezels, I decided I saw no reason I couldn't just paint my chrome ones like that.

I used both access methods to get the fog lamps.... removed the headlamps (takes 15 seconds per lamp) and removed the splash shield underneath. You'll need torx bits for all the bolts.

The fog lamps themselves have 4 bolt holes, but are attached with 2 per lamp, diagonally across from each other. I removed the harness from each lamp, then the 2 screws per lamp. The one on the pass side has the washer tank near it, you just need to slightly pull forward on the bumper to give you a little more access to that screw.

Once out, you can see how the bezels attach. There are 4 "U" parts that snap over tangs on the bumper. Whomever said they removed these bezels from the front with a credit card either got damn lucky, or their bezels weren't snapped in all the way. No way a credit card could even fit in the space on my car.

This is what the bezel looks like from behind, note the attachment tangs...



This is what the remaining bumper looks like with the bezel removed...



To paint, I simply masked off the bezel leaving about a half inch of chrome to show after painting. I sanded the remaining chrome with some 1000 grit just to scuff the surface a bit. I then painted with some Krylon Fusion gloss black, and let sit for 24 hrs.

Here is the painted bezel before install...



And here is the end result after install!!



And a full body shot...



For comparison, here is the car before painted bezels...



I love the way it looks, and the next step will be Ti-style headlights!

Very Nice work, and details on the job at Hand !
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Looks great! If I ever get fogs I'll do the same
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u only need to push down and forward on the top clip and pull forward and the whole bezel comes out
I just bookmarked this thread becasue I kind of want to do this now, but is it really as easy as pooping them out, or do you need to go from underneath the car? Can anybody tell me for sure?
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bad pick but remove both headlights, push down and forward on this clip and wiggle the bezel with your other hand it will pop out.
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no shit. Time/weather pending, maybe I will look into this thursday or friday. Thanks dude.
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