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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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G5 Custom Tails How to

Well i was asked to do a how to about my tails... so here it goes...for warning i dont have pics for all steps.
first off i removed the red lens from my stock G5 tail lights by actually boiling them in water to soften up the adhesive. (sorry dont have a pic for this step)
i then painted the inside housing of the lights black and dremmel'd out the center of the lights to look like this:

while the paint was drying i had a stock set of cobalt tails that i tinted with VHT nightshade

then all there was to do was properly fit it.. i needed to ad a screw to the outer tip of the light housing to hold it tight. At the end the lights should turn out like this:

i decided to this mod on my car because there arnt any after market tails for the coupe G5, i like the look, and nobody else has anything like these.. but now if you want you can have them to lol

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SWEET!

It's like a headlight retrofit for your tails. I was going to just have the tails professionally done with some basic black/clear mixture like I did on my GTP tint wise...but this looks PRETTY damn nice instead.

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Awesome idea, real original. Looks real good too.



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Nicely done!

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Thats freaking sweet! good job man!:grin:

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Looks sweet. Love to see it w/o nightshade as well.
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Have to say that's pretty damn awesome looking!

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lol what the god damn... can't say I've ever seen that done before...

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Call me crazy but I don't like it. Great job on execution though, you did a great job, just not my style
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thanks everyone and as for a pic without tint i got one for ya, runnin lights are on to.

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