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[FJ] Special Ed.
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some people make theirs out of vinyl, Im I just able to go keep up some vinyl and make it myself?? if so where could I pick some up?
 

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It just does, I think its self adhesive?
Just follow this installing them. Here
I would cut the general shape, apply, let dry, then cut the final shape and trim around the edges on the light.
 

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[FJ] Special Ed.
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ok, I was looking at the directions, its basically how you do the cling tint, I can do that.
 

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[FJ] Special Ed.
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I was going to buy some online, but then figured I can make them myself for cheaper, and have them be better looking, thanks for the help
 

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only thing with using it like the cling tint, is that its probably going to lift up during heavy rain on the interstate. Theres a lot more wind on the front of the car than on the rear tails. The cling tint didnt work for me, and I made sure it was a perfect fit and seal to the headlight.
 

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he just said its LIKE the cling tint on installation, and yes, its exactly like that. Wet the sticky side, lay it down, and squegee the water out. In 5 minutes its dry, the next day u can power wash it and it wont budge.
 

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cling tint caused my headlights to crack....booo

.....but it looks good on my tails
 

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I think my heads are cracked too from the cling. But anyway, on the way to JetFest, I lost my right eye and spots25 ran it over, so I had to improvise and hide the nasty cracks, and got some more tint at AutoZone in South Bend. Does'nt look too bad, I gonna keep them for awhile.
 

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[FJ] Special Ed.
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cling tint caused my headlights to crack....booo

.....but it looks good on my tails
after I made them, that happened to my headlights as well, it wasnt pretty having a freakin MILLION hairline cracks on the headlights, doesnt do good for structural integrity. so im premanently putting eyebrows on as my response to it.

I remember with my cling tint brows, the drivers side stayed on perfectly, but the passenger side refused to stay on even for one trip, so I had to take them off, surprisingly enough the the passengers side with all the cracks, the drivers side is flawless... seems to be a continious fault with my Focus, the passenger side headlight always is the one to screw up.... oh well, time for vinyl ones
 

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my current theory is that the tint some how traps the headlight heat, and maybe the headlight plastic isnt made for that much heat. I never thought to touch the headlights to see if the brows were hotter than the rest, never thought it would be a problem. Oh well, warranty is a beautiful thing.
 

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[FJ] Special Ed.
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well the tint uses static electricy to stay on the car doesnt it? I know when I peel it off I hear that kind of noise, maybe that plastic isnt good for conducting static electricity...

what else i thought was just all the p^ressure we put on the headlights squeegeeing out the water, could start those hairline crack..
 

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Re: quick eyebrow question. still searching!

still searching for vinyl material, people say I wont be able to just buy it from a store to make eybrows out of, anyone got any ideaas about online?
 

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Re: quick eyebrow question. still searching!

Anywhere online. Go to ebay and do a search for "oracal black"
 

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That's freakin crazy how the headlights crack with tint on them?!?!
 

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Re: quick eyebrow question. still searching!

What do you mean you can't buy it from a store? If you go to a sticker/vinyl/sign shop, they will sell you a couple feet of material. It all depends on what color your car is. Some colors are not availiable in a vinyl.
 
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