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Old 03-24-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
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Fog Light Bezel Removal

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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:47 AM   #2
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You going to paint them yourself?
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:52 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:09 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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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 !!!!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:12 PM   #6
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Not trying to be mean but its bezels, not benzels
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #7
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that's actually a much easier/faster way then doing it from behind the bumper. Great write up
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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Great idea/write up. Just did it: took me all of 6 minutes.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #9
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Great write up but....what is the velcro on the lens for?
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #10
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Great write up but....what is the velcro on the lens for?
tint?
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #12
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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?
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #13
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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
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #14
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My buddies just installed my Dusk edition bezels in about 5 minures.
No charge.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:56 PM   #15
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and they just pop right back on??
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:29 AM   #16
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yup, pulled mine using this method. easier putting them back in then taking them out
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:19 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:03 PM   #18
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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 !
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:48 PM   #19
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I LOVE DIY write ups. Thanks for sharing. Been thinking about this for awhile now. Now to get some color matching spray can..
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:17 PM   #20
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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!

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Old 11-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #21
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Nice write up/how to do it

Holy thread revival missed the one year anniversary drats lol

may have to do some thing
to the bezels
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