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Old 10-13-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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DIY - Blacked Out Taillight Bezel Removal & Install

I have been de-badging and blacking out all the chrome bit by bit, here are a few pics of the the tail lights.

-Open trunk, remove 2 plastic inserts held in place by 6 tabs, use a flat blade screw driver and pry up on the center of each tab a 1/2 inch then pull out.

-Remove the bezels by reaching in and around each individual tab and push outward, but not too hard they are plastic. No need to remove the actual tail light, because the bezel is attached to the bumper not the light.

- Once removed wet sand with fine grit sand paper, to ruff up the surface so the paint doesn't run off.

- Wash the bezels with dish soap to remove debris and get and greasy residue off. Let dry completely.

- I then used masking tape to cover all the tabs on the bezel that attach to the bumper, for easier future removal.

- Paint whatever color you wish, but I used Rustoleum satin black, It leaves a nice thick smooth finish, doesn't require primer, and holds up well to weather and washing.

- I painted 2 quick coats, let dry for 2 hours in the shaded garage, then one more coat and let dry over night.

- Check your paint job, remove masking tape, snap the bezels back into place, reinstall the plastic inserts and you got a sick look and saved some $$$.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:37 PM   #2
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That looks GREAT!
Nice write up!
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:59 PM   #3
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Looks Good!
i want to black out the tail lights too but i think it would be to much if i did this too
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Old 10-20-2010, 04:35 PM   #4
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that looks good! i think i will do this, good job!
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
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Did my bezels this weekend turned out pretty good.


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Old 11-21-2010, 12:30 AM   #6
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Thanks for this. Can't wait to get mine blacked out, as well.
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:09 PM   #7
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Great job bud...Looks awesome...Did mine a while back...
Here's what silver looks like...

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Old 11-21-2010, 11:51 PM   #8
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Took the bezels off my car to paint them tomorrow. Unfortunately, When removing the black inserts, one of the fasteners fell down behind the tail lights into oblivion. I heard it clunk all the way down. Hopefully, I can find another one lying around somewhere...
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #9
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Took the bezels off my car to paint them tomorrow. Unfortunately, When removing the black inserts, one of the fasteners fell down behind the tail lights into oblivion. I heard it clunk all the way down. Hopefully, I can find another one lying around somewhere...
just saw some of them at autozone and pepboys.

to all, i did mine a while back, i think the black looks so much better. imo

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:45 PM   #10
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cyber gray look

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:56 PM   #11
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You guys are still in shorts... Pic looks good bud...
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:28 AM   #12
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This is pretty dope and I wanna do the same but I wonder how it would look on my imperial blue.....

anyone out there with this mod and imperial blue?
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:32 AM   #13
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Are you going to black out the outline on the SS or RS emblems? They have chrome too!!! Just curious...
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:30 AM   #14
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Great job bud...Looks awesome...Did mine a while back...
Here's what silver looks like...

i want to do that same thing to mine!!! howd u black out your ss emblem or did you buy that..same with the bowtie?
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