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Whistler mod questions!

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    Whistler mod questions!

    Ive seen many people on sites do the whistler mod. I had a few questions that i couldent find answers too on previously posted forms. I see people paint different parts of the light, some just the outside, some the outside and the ridges, and some people paint the whole light black. Im personally looking to paint all but the back inside of the light. Im just wondering how much will the light be reduced if i did it like this:

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/224386/2

    Also does anyone have a more indepth "How to" with pictures of this mod?

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    Ok, i just did a practice run on one of my old Buick headlights. I followed most of the steps on the list but i only cleaned half the chrome off with steel wool. After i sprayed it with flat black and both sides look the same. Is there a benefit of taking off the chrome? Should i be using gloss or flat?

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    Whistler mod?????

    Is that to keep deer from jumping out in front of you???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Whistler mod?????

    Is that to keep deer from jumping out in front of you???
    Haha, assuming you really dont know what it is, its painting the inside of your headlights. Purely cosmetic.

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    Ya thanks, I just clicked on your link and figured it out
    I had never heard of that before,,,but it sure is a confusing name for a cosmetic mod like that.

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    I did the vertical part of the inside housing, and left the horizontal part alone. It will be reduced since you lose light refraction surface area but hey it looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    I did the vertical part of the inside housing, and left the horizontal part alone. It will be reduced since you lose light refraction surface area but hey it looks good.
    Pics?



    I've been planning on doing this, wanted to do it in white, but changed my mind, gonna go black. Got me a second set of headlights and already sanded them down. Now all i gotta do is split em, paint em, glue em, buff em, and mount em
    Last edited by tatertot91; 05-20-2009 at 06:37 PM.

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    Sorry, link does not work 4 me

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Pics?



    I've been planning on doing this, wanted to do it in white, but changed my mind, gonna go black. Got me a second set of headlights and already sanded them down. Now all i gotta do is split em, paint em, glue em, buff em, and mount em
    of course photobucket is down so I can't whore your thread-just look through through the pics and you will find some
    Bored so I took a drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Sorry, link does not work 4 me
    Go to the appearance forum then and do a search for whistler mod, we have several threads in there about it.

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    Its a good mod in my opinion and it makes the Camaro's look meaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSmokin99 View Post
    Its a good mod in my opinion and it makes the Camaro's look meaner.
    He didn't ask your opinion, how about you be useful and add some pics to help the man out

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    He didn't ask your opinion, how about you be useful and add some pics to help the man out
    Mark, I did post pics in a thread I started. How about you post the pics for me.

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    Thanks everyone, already seen the mod and am in the process of doing it, i just wanted to see some pics of the way c5z28 did it.

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