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Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 11 years 10 months ago #1002

I've been busy the past couple of days giving Blue Belle some DIY Trophy Headlights and thanks to MG_Chic and her great photos + videos, I managed to do most of it by myself! Apart from a few screws I couldn't undo, so got Mr. Strong Dad and Mr. Strong Brother to help.

Please excuse photo quality as I took them on my phone:

Bumper off:




Screws and indicators out:




Primer and Paint used:





Wiped the surface of the headlights with this just to clean it:





Primered (did about 3 coats on each light):





As the bumper was off I cleaned it and re-sprayed the grilles






Now to the painting

Coat 1:




After 2nd + 3rd Coat:




Final coat and laquered:





Between each coat, I used this heat gun thing for a few seconds to help it along:





The finished results:




Overall a good couple of days, which I enjoyed.

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Last edit: Post by David Aiketgate.

DIY Trophy Headlights 11 years 10 months ago #1015

Finished Results:








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DIY Trophy Headlights 11 years 8 months ago #8375

The head lights look great but the indicators look a bit like fried eggs Osram DIADEM indicator blubs look a clear blue colour but flash orange, abit expensive at almost £13.00. However Lidl (honest) sell very similar bulbs on some other monthly offers.
The Lidl bulbs are also clear and flash orange, They are also made in germany.
Cheers Brydon

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DIY Trophy Headlights 11 years 7 months ago #9155

The head lights look great but the indicators look a bit like fried eggs Osram DIADEM indicator blubs look a clear blue colour but flash orange, abit expensive at almost £13.00. However Lidl (honest) sell very similar bulbs on some other monthly offers.
The Lidl bulbs are also clear and flash orange, They are also made in germany.
Cheers Brydon


Ah the old fried-egg look!

You can also get chromed indicator bulbs that lose the egg-look too.:yesnod:



Otherwise looking good, Sam.

You still need a splitter though.:yesnod:
David
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DIY Trophy Headlights 11 years 7 months ago #9460

I've been meaning to get rid of the orange indicator lights for some time now, just haven't got round to it.

I already have the splitter David :) Since the how-to I have completed quite a few mods.

Taken today after a clay, wash and polish:



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Re: Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 10 years 3 months ago #24958

I was just checking these how tos and I have to say that your car looks stunning, Sam! :thumbsup:
David
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Re: Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 10 years 3 months ago #24959

All it needs now are some white stripes and the jobs a good one ;)

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Re: Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 10 years 3 months ago #25013

No stripes for Blue Belle ;)

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Re: Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 10 years 3 months ago #25021



Are you sure?






They are a safety feature, making you more visible at night. See how this speeding bus managed to see me in time and take avoiding action :lol:


Hi Sam, love your car and when I first got my MGF and looked at doing Trophy lights and the K&H splitter on mine I followed your How To for each.


Only joking about the stripes.

Nice to see you back posting on the T-Bar
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Re: Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 10 years 3 months ago #25050

:lol: I can see the speeding bus!

Thanks :) I love your car too. I really like the white stripes, but just think they aren't for Blue Belle. There seems to be a stripe pandemic at the moment it seems! :lol:

Glad you found my How-To's useful :)

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Re: Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 10 years 3 months ago #25059

sam you have been a inspiration to the forum i to followed your trophy lights and splitter how toos. keep up the good work :thumbsup:
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Re: Trophy Headlights - How to DIY. 10 years 3 months ago #25060

Sam do you find men normally follow what you tell them :-? :lol:

Perhaps this is where some women go wrong, they should write a How To for the all the jobs they want men to do and post it online :lol:

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