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Old 11-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #51
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Nicely done! They came out clean and look pretty good man.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:27 PM   #52
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:44 AM   #53
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What LEDs did you get at Radiantz?

The only 100 Led per foot i see is the Z-Flex Leds and they come with a tube.

Did you get these and just take out the LED strip?

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:46 AM   #54
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What LEDs did you get at Radiantz?

The only 100 Led per foot i see is the Z-Flex Leds and they come with a tube.

Did you get these and just take out the LED strip?

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I think somewhere else in the thread he said he took it out of the tube
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:12 PM   #55
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What LEDs did you get at Radiantz?

The only 100 Led per foot i see is the Z-Flex Leds and they come with a tube.

Did you get these and just take out the LED strip?

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Yes that's what I did.
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:50 PM   #56
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instead of painting. Would you be able to use vinyl? thats what im thinking of doing
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #57
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instead of painting. Would you be able to use vinyl? thats what im thinking of doing

Sure that should work but the outer perimeter of the lens will shine against the bumper and fender.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:22 PM   #58
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Sure that should work but the outer perimeter of the lens will shine against the bumper and fender.
Well i was thinking of removing the sidemarkers and wrapping the entire lens with vinyl and then installing them so it wouldnt show on the side like you said. Should work i hope lol
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:54 PM   #59
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It should work but remember these LED's are crazy bright.. They light everything up and I am afraid they will shine through the vinyl... Let me know how it turns out!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:38 PM   #60
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If you didnt want to see the led until its on couldn't you just put a couple light coats over the part you taped or would the color be to different.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:50 PM   #61
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If you didnt want to see the led until its on couldn't you just put a couple light coats over the part you taped or would the color be to different.
I've seen side markers like that once. I'm not experienced in painting so I don't know how exactly it was done, but looked cool.



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Old 12-12-2011, 12:00 AM   #62
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If you didnt want to see the led until its on couldn't you just put a couple light coats over the part you taped or would the color be to different.
Yes you could. Really cool idea!! I might do it too. Use primer on the entire lens Except the slit. Then paint the entire lens with base coat. The primer does most of the work blocking out the LEDs. This should work ok for white.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:21 AM   #63
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I've seen side markers like that once. I'm not experienced in painting so I don't know how exactly it was done, but looked cool.



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Old 12-12-2011, 12:24 AM   #64
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:08 PM   #65
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Thanks for the DIY, I just order the Z-Flex Led's from Radiantz!

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Old 02-09-2012, 12:08 AM   #66
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guys i have bought those lights but never used them because i sold the car. pm me with your offer.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:06 AM   #67
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guys i have bought those lights but never used them because i sold the car. pm me with your offer.
Bought the LEDs or the already made sidemarkers?
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:58 AM   #68
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So I have to ask. Why paint at all. Could you not just install the LED's in the stock lenses and just cover the backs for prevent the bleed behind. I am trying to keep my car as stock looking as possible.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #69
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So I have to ask. Why paint at all. Could you not just install the LED's in the stock lenses and just cover the backs for prevent the bleed behind. I am trying to keep my car as stock looking as possible.
If you're going for a stock look then yea, do that. I run mine during the day as well as at night. So during the day it would just bother me if that thin section of the marker was lit and not the rest of it. The same way it bothered me when they were stock. They were brightest in the center and got dimmer towards the ends.

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Old 02-09-2012, 11:04 AM   #70
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For people who dont even want to go the LED route, or arent handy enough to do it, you can probably just paint the stock lens and leave a strip unpainted, using stock bulbs.

Wouldnt be as bright, and even, but would still look much better than stock IMO.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:28 AM   #71
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For people who dont even want to go the LED route, or arent handy enough to do it, you can probably just paint the stock lens and leave a strip unpainted, using stock bulbs.

Wouldnt be as bright, and even, but would still look much better than stock IMO.
If you're gonna remove them to paint the lens, might as well go on eBay and get the little push in T10 LED bulbs.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:14 PM   #72
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Bought the LEDs or the already made sidemarkers?
LEDs only
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #73
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I followed your blue print but switched it up a bit. I bought some clear lenses and put strips of 6 leds in each. I painted the lenses as you did and then put tint film over top. I went with white LEDs in the front.


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Old 02-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #74
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VERY NICE!!!! GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the white in the front!
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I like the havoc rims more. I may have to save up for those.
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