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Old 06-30-2019, 08:10 AM   #1
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Smoked Fog Light House Assembly

Hello GTOers,

I'm looking for a smoked fog light house assembly for my 06. I bought my car and the previous owner sprayed the inside of the assembly with some kind of night shade. I think they tried to completely black them out and they are no longer useful and don't look great in my opinion.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

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Old 06-30-2019, 08:37 AM   #2
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You'd probably be better off buying a used set from someone or somewhere and having them professionally tinted to your liking.

You can try to remove the old tint with Acetone or something like Goof-Off, but be careful. Prolonged exposure to chemicals like that can ruin the plastic. Very short exposure times (a minute or two, max!) should be safe, just rinse thoroughly afterwards.

I once used Lacquer Thinner to remove VHT on a set of tail lights, but I wetsanded and polished them afterwards. The exposure time with the LT was very brief and it still left a slight haze on the plastic.
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You'd probably be better off buying a used set from someone or somewhere and having them professionally tinted to your liking.

You can try to remove the old tint with Acetone or something like Goof-Off, but be careful. Prolonged exposure to chemicals like that can ruin the plastic. Very short exposure times (a minute or two, max!) should be safe, just rinse thoroughly afterwards.

I once used Lacquer Thinner to remove VHT on a set of tail lights, but I wetsanded and polished them afterwards. The exposure time with the LT was very brief and it still left a slight haze on the plastic.

The plastic on my right side looks to be a little damaged anyway, seems like the plastic is spydering on the edges. eBay has pairs of brand new OEM housings for ~$90 and I can buy smoked film for ~$20. Just figured there would be a factory smoked product like my bumper lights.
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The plastic on my right side looks to be a little damaged anyway, seems like the plastic is spydering on the edges. eBay has pairs of brand new OEM housings for ~$90 and I can buy smoked film for ~$20. Just figured there would be a factory smoked product like my bumper lights.

Not sure if they still have it, but "headlight armor" used to sell a tint that was made for the fogs. Easy stick 'n peel. Looked great, too!
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Not sure if they still have it, but "headlight armor" used to sell a tint that was made for the fogs. Easy stick 'n peel. Looked great, too!

Yep that's the one I'm seeing!
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I have a nice set i'll sell you. i tinted them using Automotive clear and a couple drops of black base.

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Or, you could repurpose the hole when you remove the fog light.

I've often considered removing the fog light and leaving some sort of 'flip in' lens where the driver's side fog light is. Behind that I could run a basic hardcore CAI and reap the benefits of cool, funnelled air to my air filter.
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