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Old 09-28-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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Modifying tail-lights?

So, I know this is a little out there, but bear with me.

I have an '88 IROC-Z convertible that my dad and I purchased new when I was five (do the math, lol!). When I was about 18, we started restoring it and put new paint, new top, I detailed the interior, etc. The car was probably an 8.5 out of 10, and I loved it. Then a 16 y/o kid took a left over my hood when I was going straight through a green...

Fast forward, I used the money to buy a tiny commuter car and pay off my student loans. I've since sold the commuter and bought a practical daily driver, along with a condo and the IROC is getting moved to my new garage (from the parents' house) in a few weeks. I'm going to slowly start a frame-off resto, engine/trans rebuild (matching #s, etc). I know a lot of people may say it's a waste to spend so much on an IROC, but it's the sentimental value.

Anyway, more to my point... I want to do the tail-lights a little different to give the car a cleaner look, and I was curious if anyone has any experience messing with the lenses? I'd ideally like to go to an all red/white setup instead of the red/amber/white that's currently on the car. Pardon my small pic and crude photoshop, but something like this:



Does anyone know how the color is affixed to the lens, how hard it would be to do, etc? The car is otherwise mostly stock except for removed IROC decals and pinstriping... so all it has is the small IROC decal on the rear PS bumper and on the rockers, and obviously IROC wheels and TPI hood

Thanks a ton for your input!
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:29 AM   #2
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I believe that those are a different year? they weren't all red/amber/white to my recollection..
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:39 AM   #3
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Naah, the third-gens were all red/amber. It's just some had more of a separated look than others :(
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:46 AM   #4
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All you do is paint them with something like vht nightshades, but in an red color, I cant remember what its called but im sure if you look on tgo your find what you need, good luck.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:52 PM   #5
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Thanks IROC for the tip I was doing some looking and came across this article:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5481143_pain...ht-lenses.html

When I get into the resto I'll probably buy a set of lights to mess around with and try it out.
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I found out what the stuff you will need is called its, Testors Translucent Red, It looks like a can of spray paint. You can just spray the outside but it probaly will look/last better/longer if you did both sides. Good luck. Personally I think the stock grid tailights, when polished up well look GREAT!

hobby stores/walmart should have what you need.
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http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/se...archid=3126756

also go thru the threads in the link, should answer any of your questions.
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