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    1. 05-22-2006 07:08 PM #1
      did this today, so i thought i might as well do a little writeup on it. Its no Dan Reed but i tried .... enjoy.

      DIY smoked fogs
      You will need:
      High temp black paint
      Masking/painters tape
      A type of silicone glue/sealant (black would work best to get the full smoked effect)
      Razor blade
      Rubbing alcohol
      Screw driver(s)
      If one or both of your lenses in cracked when removing it will come off in two pieces
      1. Remove fogs from bumper…may be tricky. The first time I tried to get my fogs out I had to pull the bumper. Today I pulled my bumper because I was working on some other things. If you are pulling the bumper reach in where the turn signal is and detach the fog light harness before removing the bumper because the wires are very short.
      2. Loosen adjuster screw. It is a hex screw however I used a small flat blade screwdriver, be careful not to strip it. Loosen until the projector piece is separate from the lens piece.

      3. There are two clips on each side. Using a small screw drive lift then up very carefully because they will snap. Wiggle off until the 2 pieces are completely separated.

      This is the clip, you can see how it locks in with a tab

      4. Use a razor to go around the edge of the glass and cut the existing glue

      5. Use a screw driver and loosen the glass from the plastic, you may need to use the razor again. If it is being stubborn you may want to use a heat gun or hair dryer help loosed the glue. Be careful of the glass chipping.

      6. Remove glass. If your lens in cracked this is where it will split in two.

      7. Use rubbing alcohol to clean where you will be painting. While you are at it you may as well clean the glass too.



      8. Tape off the plastic housing so no paint will go in the creases where you will be gluing the glass back in

      9. Using high temp black paint evenly spray both pieces. Start with a light coat then do a second coat, or however many you feel it needs.


      10. Remove tape and wipe lens and where the glue will be going with alcohol.
      11. Using the silicone run a continuous bead all around the crease where the glass goes. (I did not remove the old glue because it had a shape to it the acted like a gasket.) If your lens is cracked put some glue in between the two pieces. (dont worry about it squeezing out, you can remove it when it dries.)
      12. Put glass back on and squeeze firmly. Run your finger along the edge to remove any extra glue and to seal the glass in completely (be careful of glass chips). If you have some sort of clamp that you can use to hold the glass in place that would work fine. I did not use a clamp or vice and it worked out fine. If you are using silicone, don’t worry if some glue gets on the lens, once it dried you can rub it off.

      13. Allow time to dry and set
      14. Admire your hard work

      updated with black silicone



      Modified by soccergk at 5:09 PM 8-7-2006

    2. 05-22-2006 07:15 PM #2
      15.) Profit

    3. 05-22-2006 07:17 PM #3
      not to shabby [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    4. 05-22-2006 07:20 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by gregfromnh »
      15.) Profit

      true! send me your fogs ill hook you up

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      05-22-2006 07:21 PM #5
      hahahaha heather's got a new hustle
      they look perfect.

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      05-22-2006 07:23 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by JRon24 »
      hahahaha heather's got a new hustle
      they look perfect.

      switchblade?
      did you take off your bumper to get the fogs off? just curious

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      05-22-2006 07:28 PM #7
      [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] Not a perfect match, but damn close!

    8. 05-22-2006 07:28 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by brobsrabbit »
      did you take off your bumper to get the fogs off? just curious

      If you read you'd see that she did
      Good job Heather [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Take some more pictures of them too [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by SSjetta at 7:30 PM 5-22-2006

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      05-22-2006 07:29 PM #9
      ahhh.. but not just to get the fogs off [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      reading iss gooood mmk [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-22-2006 07:34 PM #10
      nice work [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    11. 05-22-2006 08:05 PM #11
      yea i didnt take the bumper off just for the fogs. however it is much easier if the bolts are siezed on. I replaced the harware with new non rusted bolts and nuts so next time removing the fogs will be easy

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      05-22-2006 08:09 PM #12
      somebodys got too much free time since Quinny got out......
      they look good, did you buy the dummies or were those DIY also ?

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      05-22-2006 08:17 PM #13
      very nice! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    14. 05-22-2006 08:26 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by ChadMk3 »
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      did you buy the dummies or were those DIY also ?

      goingfast.org sells smoked dummies for just $25 shipped

    15. 05-22-2006 08:40 PM #15
      i did this mod too. same way you did it. looks good. heres my pics, although this was before i took em back apart and painted the whole plastic part. props for DIY


    16. 05-22-2006 08:51 PM #16
      what did you use to seal them up? ive gone through 3 products and nothing makes a good seal...

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      05-22-2006 08:55 PM #17
      you should have used black silicone it would have brought out the smoked look alot better on the edge of the lense

    18. 05-22-2006 09:10 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by n0izepollution »
      you should have used black silicone it would have brought out the smoked look alot better on the edge of the lense

      agreed. permatex makes a great sealant. in black or clear [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-22-2006 09:49 PM #19
      Hey Heather good DIY. One question. Does painting the housing take away from any of the output? I was thinking of doing this to my fogs until I found a great deal on votex smoked long fogs on eBay. I still might end up doing it on one of my buddy's cars, thats why I ask.

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      05-22-2006 09:55 PM #20
      Cute fingernail. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    21. 05-22-2006 09:57 PM #21
      The only thing you guys are doing wrong is look around the edge of the lense. you can see grey, you need to paint where the lense meets the trim aswell. It will look way better.

    22. 05-22-2006 10:01 PM #22
      awesome DIY. ill be doing it this weekend.

    23. 05-22-2006 10:02 PM #23
      great write-up heather [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-22-2006 10:03 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by Am pM HooDluM »
      very nice! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      x2 [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    25. 05-22-2006 10:06 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Doolie »
      The only thing you guys are doing wrong is look around the edge of the lense. you can see grey, you need to paint where the lense meets the trim aswell. It will look way better.

      yea that is a good idea, i thought that if i painted it the glue would have a hard time sticking....next time ill use the black silicone [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] i just had the clear laying around so i used that...oh well

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