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Old 06-30-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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WANTED: Afterburner Tail Lights, Black Tail Light Bezels!

I am looking to purchase the AAC Afterburner tail lights and some black tail light bezels...anyone have one or both of these products and wanting to sell them? PM me with a price and product if you are interested in selling!!
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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You can paint your own bezels.
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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What all would that include? Sanding then putting on primer then the desired paint and clear coat?
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:03 PM   #4
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Pm me, I can help you out on bezels.
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What all would that include? Sanding then putting on primer then the desired paint and clear coat?
You could do that or take them to a body shop
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:31 PM   #6
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Pop off the bezels. Sand them down until they look like brushed aluminum (spellinglol).
Wash them. Dry them. Lay on 3 coats of adhesion promoter, 10 min between coats. Lay down 3-4 coats of your choice paint 10-15min between coats making the last coat a little thicker (without runs). Let dry for about 1/2 hour, examine for flaws. Sand out flaws with a lighter paper. Wipe clean with a damp rag. Lay on a final medium coat. Clear it if you wish. Basically what I did for mine and I love em.


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Old 06-30-2010, 03:38 PM   #7
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Pop off the bezels. Sand them down until they look like brushed aluminum (spellinglol).
Wash them. Dry them. Lay on 3 coats of adhesion promoter, 10 min between coats. Lay down 3-4 coats of your choice paint 10-15min between coats making the last coat a little thicker (without runs). Let dry for about 1/2 hour, examine for flaws. Sand out flaws with a lighter paper. Wipe clean with a damp rag. Lay on a final medium coat. Clear it if you wish. Basically what I did for mine and I love em.
Thanks for the info! Have to look into doing this, doesn't seem like its that much of a hassle to do...just getting the bezels off without breaking a tab or worse.....
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I got both, and sorry I ain't sellin! Looks GREAT on IOM and worth the time to put into the painting and install. You gotta do it!
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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Yea I have done a few little cosmetic mods myself and get a lot more out of it knowing that all the hard work paid off for the better in the end...not to mention a few $$ saved! How much did you get your AAC Afterburners for?
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Old 06-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #10
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$199 paid for the kit, double that paid for install as well. But to me, it was worth it. FYI, I did not get the LED 1/2 ring (too "dotted" IMO), I opted for the CCFL. Smoother cleaner look. Worth the $ if you ask me. Ordering the front Amber Halos and Fogs tomorrow to complete the look. Well worth it..and the black bezels too.
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Im actually waiting for afterburners with a more concept look to them. I cant stand the AAC ones since they are just LEDs in a half-circle.
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:33 PM   #12
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Im actually waiting for afterburners with a more concept look to them. I cant stand the AAC ones since they are just LEDs in a half-circle.
Mine aren't LED's, they are CCFL and the only way they would fit is a half moon cut..full rounds won't fit and would look strange. There is a guy on here who pretty much achieved the concept look, and I'm sure that if AAC comes up with a fitment to glow those Afterburners they will offer it to those who don't have it. From what I followed on the concept thread, the mod he rigged up to give the jet afterburn glow effect seems to be fairly simple upgrade, if they can get the pattern cut.
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The LED and CCFL afterburners look great at night.

While the concept setup looks nice.... it is not available at this time and may never be unless you rig it yourself. If it does come to fruition you can always change to it later.
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Not to jack the thread but I do have 3 of the 4 chrome bezels if anyone wants to buy them to paint (broke one of the four taking them off the car) pm me if interested make offer....
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I found a set of CCFL style afterburners for a good price from a guy that installed them into a new set of lights and just didn't like the end result! I was glad to take them off his hands, they should be shipping out by tomorrow, can't wait to have them put on!
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:15 PM   #16
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I actually asked the guy at the local body shop about painting the bezels and he said your best bet would be to just cover them with black vinyl. Something about how you cant sand them enough to get the paint to stick??? Said they did one and the guy was back in a month with the paint flaking off. Sounded kinda screwy because I figured that as long as you sanded all the chrome paint off you would be good to go. However I am NO expert when it comes to paint and they are a pretty reputable body shop so I took his word for it. I do not know if they used adhesion promoter or not.

scythezo6 how long have you had yours painted and how are they holding up. I HATE the chrome look on any performance car and these have been an eyesore since the day I picked her up.
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@TXGooch...do I have a pic of my afterburners in my garage? If not, i'll try and post one up here.

@SSinister... Hydrocoating is another option...even my rear bowtie and bezels fat Agee peels on them..doesn't take much. But I think the guy who painted mine didn't prep them correctly. But I'm just assuming.
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i just finished painting my bezels with some black metallic paint i picked up from home depot. I sanded them down with 400 and 600 grit 3M sand paper.

Got one more coat of clear coat to spray on them but so far they look pretty sweet. I'll let you guys know how they hold up.
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JUst delete the bezel completely. Add your afterburner CFFL's and Wrap the tail light house with marine casket.



Looks fantastic...
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That looks very nice too.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:54 PM   #21
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JUst delete the bezel completely. Add your afterburner CFFL's and Wrap the tail light house with marine casket.



Looks fantastic...
Up close can you see where the tabs from the bezels used to be? I have seen a few up close pics of the car without the bezels at all and that was the case.....
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