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5cents 03-23-2012 11:43 PM

Fog Light Bezel Removal
 
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THOUGHT i WOULD PASS THIS ON. For those of you, like me, that would like those ugly grey fog light benzels painted to match your Camaro's body color, I found these easy to follow removal instructions. I haven't tried it yet, but it sure looks simple.

butters 03-23-2012 11:47 PM

You going to paint them yourself?

5cents 03-24-2012 03:52 AM

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Originally Posted by butters (Post 4696641)
You going to paint them yourself?

Yes, I figure something that small, and located in a place that is not easily scrutinized, I would do it myself.

I had a Heritage grille, and they come unpainted, that I took to my local body shop. They wanted $80 just to paint it. I could just imagine what they would charge to paint the benzels.

suplex 03-24-2012 05:09 AM

I could understand you wanting to paint them if your Camaro was White, Orange, Synergy Green, or even Yellow like mine is, but your car is Black...they can't be as noticeable on your car as lighter colored cars.

Thank you thought for the post, it's nice to see how to remove them if desired.

5cents 03-24-2012 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by suplex (Post 4696962)
I could understand you wanting to paint them if your Camaro was White, Orange, Synergy Green, or even Yellow like mine is, but your car is Black...they can't be as noticeable on your car as lighter colored cars.

True, they are not as noticeable on a black car as they would be on the other colors you mentioned, but they are not black, they are a dull/flat dark grey. I want 'em to SHINE !!!!!

pincoin 03-24-2012 11:12 AM

Not trying to be mean but its bezels, not benzels

The Stig 03-24-2012 11:17 AM

that's actually a much easier/faster way then doing it from behind the bumper. Great write up

NewDivide 03-25-2012 01:15 PM

Great idea/write up. Just did it: took me all of 6 minutes.

nytrorcr 03-25-2012 01:20 PM

Great write up but....what is the velcro on the lens for?

The Stig 03-25-2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by nytrorcr (Post 4702047)
Great write up but....what is the velcro on the lens for?

tint?

Cam2011 03-25-2012 02:18 PM

Where did you get the plastic removal tool? I have been looking for a nice set of these for a while with no luck. Thanks for the informative post.

GnyaTek 03-25-2012 02:38 PM

I bought a second set of bezels and took them in to a paint shop to have them painted gloss black. The shop indicated that the paint would still look flat because of the texture and that the paint would be susceptable to chips and peeling. He recommended finding a smooth bezel (non-chrome, as the paint will not stick as well to the chromed parts).

Not sure if there is a smooth bezel, or one that is already available as gloss black?

Kronix 03-25-2012 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Cam2011 (Post 4702266)
Where did you get the plastic removal tool? I have been looking for a nice set of these for a while with no luck. Thanks for the informative post.

You can check Harbor Freight or Ebay

I got this set

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BoJo-Tools-1...#ht_989wt_1180

myold88 04-01-2012 10:52 AM

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My buddies just installed my Dusk edition bezels in about 5 minures.
No charge.

1badtie 04-09-2012 01:56 PM

and they just pop right back on??

timmy35 04-11-2012 11:29 PM

yup, pulled mine using this method. easier putting them back in then taking them out :)

Midnightmaro 08-31-2012 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GnyaTek (Post 4702334)
I bought a second set of bezels and took them in to a paint shop to have them painted gloss black. The shop indicated that the paint would still look flat because of the texture and that the paint would be susceptable to chips and peeling. He recommended finding a smooth bezel (non-chrome, as the paint will not stick as well to the chromed parts).

Not sure if there is a smooth bezel, or one that is already available as gloss black?

http://rpidesigns.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=1900

They should have bezels the same color of your car. If they don't I know that they do custom work as well. (paint it w.e color you want.

buzzy56 08-31-2012 03:03 PM

Where
 
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Originally Posted by myold88 (Post 4738474)
My buddies just installed my Dusk edition bezels in about 5 minures.
No charge.

Where did you get them at and did they come pre-painted or did you paint them ? Thanks Love WHITE !

SSFury 11-05-2012 04:48 PM

I LOVE DIY write ups. Thanks for sharing. Been thinking about this for awhile now. Now to get some color matching spray can..

Ivan @ Southwest Speed 11-06-2012 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by The Stig (Post 4697839)
that's actually a much easier/faster way then doing it from behind the bumper. Great write up

Truth.....tried it a couple times like this but I've always had to "fix" or repaint something to make it right after.

Great advice and yes, painting the bezels makes a killer difference! Helps bring out the color of the Fog Halos if you got em too!

Ivan :thumbup:

DwRed1LTV6 11-09-2013 04:12 PM

Nice write up/how to do it :thumbup:

Holy thread revival missed the one year anniversary drats lol

may have to do some thing
:headbang: to the bezels


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