Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 30 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
599 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Well as you all know the headlights tend to yellow or fog up on all of our cars. I was just going to buy new ones for about $65 a pop, and then I thought why not just cover them up. Anyways, I lightly dusted the lenses with a couple coats of paint and then painted the rest of the light. Added about 3 coats of clear and walla, headlights that blend in with the car.

Yes I have tested them out at night and the light still permeates through them just fine enough for me to see and light the road, besides I could always add driving lights as well if it wasn't. Anyways on with the pics.

I will post pics of before and after with the headlights on at night for comparison later tonite or tomorrow.

http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151963/fullsize/HPIM0352.JPG' alt='' width='565' height='426' class='attach' />[/url]
[url=http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151964/fullsize/HPIM0353.JPG][img]http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151964/fullsize/HPIM0353.JPG' alt='' width='565' height='426' class='attach' />[/url]
[url=http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151968/fullsize/HPIM0357.JPG][img]http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151968/fullsize/HPIM0357.JPG' alt='' width='565' height='426' class='attach' />[/url]
[url=http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151965/fullsize/HPIM0354.JPG][img]http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151965/fullsize/HPIM0354.JPG' alt='' width='565' height='426' class='attach' />[/url]
[url=http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151962/fullsize/HPIM0351.JPG][img]http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/151962/fullsize/HPIM0351.JPG' alt='' width='565' height='426' class='attach' />[/url]
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,930 Posts
Looks pretty cool, but it doesn't seem like much light would be able to get through, even though you say it does.
Also have to let you know I like the painted sidemarkers. I painted mine on the 97 a while back when you first did yours. Much cheaper than clear corners, and actually looks better than clears IMO.

-Rob
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,543 Posts
Originally posted by Firespirit@Oct 19 2004, 05:42 PM
You do know that now your car looks blind, right? :blink: :lol:
Nah! It just looks like Little Orphan Annie.......
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
375 Posts
that looks freakin sweet.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,758 Posts
Go get a decent pair of Foggies (Hella or Piaa) and you should have more then enough light. I love how they look!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,308 Posts
looks like she's sleeping...awesome work, i like it
 

·
michelle
Joined
·
1,364 Posts
Is it illegal to do that in your state? I'm assuming it is in Wisconsin since the law frowns on headlight covers here.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,708 Posts
Paint looks really good. I wouldnt dare try that In TX. the law would shoot that down with the quickness.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
Not to mention that the paint is effectively scattering and dulling the light. No way that would be useful above 10mph. At least he's "planned ahead", as a ticket is inevitable.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
15,578 Posts
If he's saying that he's driven it at night and it's all fine, he doesn't really need the extra lights unless he wants them.

Also, where did you get the 300 ft figure jedhead? My Taurus, even with Silverstars, only effectively illuminates about 100 feet. 300 ft is the length of a football field, and I don't know many cars that can lay down that type of beam.

JR
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,620 Posts
Originally posted by godspunk32@Oct 20 2004, 01:25 PM
If he's saying that he's driven it at night and it's all fine, he doesn't really need the extra lights unless he wants them.

Also, where did you get the 300 ft figure jedhead? My Taurus, even with Silverstars, only effectively illuminates about 100 feet. 300 ft is the length of a football field, and I don't know many cars that can lay down that type of beam.

JR
100ft reaction time 200ft to stop. The main reason why I run 55/110w bulbs. My next plan is to install HID driving lights.

Bob
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
186 Posts
At least he's "planned ahead", as a ticket is inevitable.

And probably a Darwin award.

Also, where did you get the 300 ft figure jedhead? My Taurus, even with Silverstars, only effectively illuminates about 100 feet.

That 100' figure is very misleading. Were that true on it's face, no car would be driven over 10mph. Ok this probably wouldn't apply to anybody who with tint their windshield or paint (not even tint) their headlights.

It's one thing to have the roadway lighted in front of you. But more importantly, there are other driving cues which are illuminated much farther down the road than 100'. That's the figure that's really important. Moving a 30-40-50mph and faster, the street that your headlights illuminate starts moving much faster than one can one can compensate for.

Very interesting to see one post where somebody retrofits HIDs, and one where somebody paints their headlights and "can see fine, no problems at all".

People is funny folks.
 
1 - 20 of 30 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top