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Old 01-02-2006, 05:54 PM
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Talking Headlight Doors W123

my headlight doors are missing the clear plastic that goes over the grey plastic fins.. so im thinking about just painting the fins since A) i cant afford new doors now B) i think the idea of the doors clear plastic bezel on top of the plastic fins is stupid..

im going to paint them black to match my new grill and maybe go over the edges of the fins with a silver sharpie to give it the look of chrome..

ill post pics when im done
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:27 PM
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Would like to see that if you can post some pics..
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:52 PM
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ill be doing it tomorrow.. and will post pics..
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:09 AM
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here is what i did


left side looks the best.. the righ side i rushed a little bit but still looks better than before



looks good with the black grill
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:36 AM
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I don't know if I like it that much. It looks too much like an old BMW, which I do like, but MBs should look like MBs and BMWs should look like BMWs. Get Euros when you've got enough saved up, it'll look much better.
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:12 PM
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i was thinkn to myself it does look bmw ish.. but i will get some euros.. this is just temporary so my car doesnt look like crap.. i do belive someone here at MS can get ahold of euros

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Old 01-03-2006, 11:16 PM
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im thinking about painting my car black now .. since i do need to have it repainted
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:25 PM
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here is what i did


left side looks the best.. the righ side i rushed a little bit but still looks better than before



looks good with the black grill
I like it now GIVE ME YOUR CAR, lol
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:35 AM
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give me 3,000 and its yours
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Old 01-06-2006, 10:17 AM
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I've seen 123's for sale that have the headlight doors painted the same color of the body. I think they look funny. I like them just the way they are, but each to their own.
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Old 01-06-2006, 04:55 PM
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Yeah, the all white lights look better than, then regular setup with yellow fogs and orange signals.
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Old 01-06-2006, 06:44 PM
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When I had my 80 wagon the headlight doors were painted as I did not want to buy new ones at the outlandish prices they are.... I think lighter colors work with this but not darker ones. I also added "chrome" tape inside the headlight rounds and it ended up looking okay- buy you be the judge.
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:41 PM
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im thinking about painting my car black now .. since i do need to have it repainted
A black car in Florida? Heh.. you better have a great A/C system in there. (Even if you do tint the windows)
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When I had my 80 wagon the headlight doors were painted as I did not want to buy new ones at the outlandish prices they are.... I think lighter colors work with this but not darker ones. I also added "chrome" tape inside the headlight rounds and it ended up looking okay- buy you be the judge.

I reaaaaaaaaallly dont like that either

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Old 01-08-2006, 11:02 AM
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my a/c doesnt work .. ill have to convert it to r 134 . my car is a dark brown .. well it looks it to me its hardly gray like the title says
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