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post #1 of 14 Old 11-18-2006, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cheap and easy. It's just black vinyl 3M sticky-film.

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-18-2006, 03:23 PM
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Very nice! I've seen this before and I like it. Did you have to order the 3m tape?

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-18-2006, 03:23 PM
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I like that! Where did you get the film?
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post #4 of 14 Old 11-18-2006, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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I went to an auto detail place that does window tinting. I wanted to buy just 1 sq. ft. of black vinyl 3M but he just gave it to me, he said he couldn't use pieces under 3 sq. ft. anyway.

It's not my idea, I saw it on another board.
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-18-2006, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here's where I found out about it:

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post #6 of 14 Old 11-18-2006, 11:04 PM
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Is there any difference in how the lights work at night?

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Is there any difference in how the lights work at night?
No, the film only covers the silver plastic under the lense, not the reflector or the light beam.

Actually, I think it helps reduce side glare.
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-19-2006, 08:36 AM
 
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Actually I think it has some difference on the way lights work .On my photo with the xenon lights you can see the width of the beam . Putting this film cover would cut off much of my light power
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Actually I think it has some difference on the way lights work .On my photo with the xenon lights you can see the width of the beam . Putting this film cover would cut off much of my light power
It doesn't. The film only covers the silver plastic under the lense at the top of the "vee'. It does not block the beam at all.

Light is extrememly important to me, I have only 60% vision in one eye and brightness is reduced in the other due to glaucoma. If this restricted my night visibility in any way, I would take it off.

And I wouldn't post it here or recommend it to anyone unless I was sure it was safe.

But if you are skeptical, then by all means, do not attempt this at home! :-D

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post #10 of 14 Old 12-08-2006, 04:31 AM
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Could be a legal problem.
In Ontario, Great White North, it's illegal to cover your headlights at all. (other than transparent guards).

It's an equipment fine, I think around $150.

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