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Old 07-02-2001, 02:29 PM   #1
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Talking Homemade Eyeliners

What do you all think of these homemade eyeliners? I made them out of vinyl. I wanted to buy some from Challenger Deep Imports but they were $175. So I went to a local vinyl store and bought a 12"x30" piece for $4.00. I stuck it on and trimmed it up. I think they look pretty good but would still like some other Legacy owners opinions. The vinyl was a perfect match to the quicksilver factory paint! I could not believe how well it matched. If you like and want some pointers on the best way to install email me and I will get back to you. I also have some more pics if you want to see them.
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Old 07-02-2001, 02:52 PM   #2
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nice!!! Maybe trim off near the corner lamp area, or taper it off. Kinda makes it look like you literally tried to tape the two parts together with the vinyl tape.

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Old 07-02-2001, 03:26 PM   #3
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I'm just curious, but do these eyelines do anything else but sit there? Are they actually performing a function other then blocking your beam?

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Old 07-02-2001, 04:00 PM   #4
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Thanks Rich for your $0.02 I see what you mean but it looks really good live and in person.
No it does not serve a purpose and it does not block the beams. I could not tell any difference at all after the install. The lights are aimed at the ground not in the air so cutting off a little on top is not going to hurt.
It just looks cool and I saved $172 for the same look. Well thats just my $0.02 worth.
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Old 07-02-2001, 04:14 PM   #5
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This is the set that cost $175 plus it has to be painted to match.
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Old 07-02-2001, 04:46 PM   #6
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No it does not serve a purpose and it does not block the beams. I could not tell any difference at all after the install. The lights are aimed at the ground not in the air so cutting off a little on top is not going to hurt.
really? um, i tried this for awhile also using vinyl tape then i discovered that road signs and reflective street markers were more difficult to see and i eventually took them off... maybe it's because i have 95 headlights. i noticed that the later models and the 2 piece ones have different reflectors.

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Old 07-02-2001, 10:30 PM   #7
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I can see fine I noticed that the light shines through pretty good also. If I do have some problems I will just set the lights higher.
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Old 07-03-2001, 11:49 AM   #8
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interesting, i didn't know that the '97s got a single piece lense for the beam & turning signal. I have two different pieces on my 99 gt. Alas I'd have to cut the vinyl..

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Old 07-03-2001, 12:52 PM   #9
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Well done! I have been kicking around the idea of the same thing but cannont locate any vinyl here in Minneapolis.
What I cannont understand is that people are trying to sell the "store bought" ones for $150-$190. What a crock of shiznit! Whoever set that price should be molested by mutated tree slothes. I mean jeeze it is only 2 pieces of die cut vinyl for crying out loud. I have seen "eye brow" kits for the Ford Focus costing in the neighborhood of $30. So what the flaming hell costs so much to make "Scooby" ones???
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Old 07-03-2001, 12:58 PM   #10
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These were not die cut I cut them my self. I took a 12"x30" sheet of vinyl and cut them out. If you want some vinyl I can get it for you. I can get it really cheap. Email me and let me know.
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Old 07-03-2001, 03:49 PM   #11
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Well done! I have been kicking around the idea of the same thing but cannont locate any vinyl here in Minneapolis.
What I cannont understand is that people are trying to sell the "store bought" ones for $150-$190. What a crock of shiznit! Whoever set that price should be molested by mutated tree slothes. I mean jeeze it is only 2 pieces of die cut vinyl for crying out loud. I have seen "eye brow" kits for the Ford Focus costing in the neighborhood of $30. So what the flaming hell costs so much to make "Scooby" ones???
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Old 07-03-2001, 03:58 PM   #12
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Those look great!! Very similar to the $140 ones. I emailed you for more info. Thanks for posting your creation.
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Old 07-03-2001, 05:15 PM   #13
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you should do a write up and post it to the "Mods" section. I think that this would be reproducable for all of the guys with Imps. Also I understand that you cut it by hand, what I was getting at was the ones you buy from "Rali-spec" or whoever are more than likely "die-cut"
What did you use to stick them on with, is this a permanent thing, if you ever want to take them off will they harsh your lenses. Also how about going through one of those touch free car washes?
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Old 07-03-2001, 06:24 PM   #14
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The ones you buy are fiberglass or urethane not vinyl.
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Old 07-03-2001, 11:18 PM   #15
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Thanks JC, I know the $175 ones are not vinyl; But they cost ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS! I can think of better ways to spend that much money. The ones I made cost $4. No, they are easy to remove just pull them off. It is the same material that you see on all these ugly Hondas. Alot of people use it on the side of their cars. I have a huge factory right down the road from me that sells the stuff. It is self adhesive just peel the paper back and stick it on. If you have ever tinted your windows it is basically the same. Mix up some soap and water in a spray bottle. Spray it on the headlight and the sticky part of the vinyl. Place the vinyl where you want it than squigy the bubbles out. Let it dry a bit than trim with razor. If possible let the sun hit it so it can dry faster. If you want some more answers e-mail me
Thanks for all the positive stuff. Oh yeah, there are no problems with night driving.
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Old 07-04-2001, 03:21 AM   #16
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Ya but, Legacy STi L didn't.
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Old 07-06-2001, 06:15 PM   #17
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this is a pic of the normal eyeliners



these are plastic. i don't know the brand.

they are listed for 5000jpy and need adhesive tape to attach. going the vinyl route seems more realistic.

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Old 07-06-2001, 06:28 PM   #18
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I dont care if they are made from carbon fibre $175 for that little material is a crock@! I have seen bumpers for less than that.
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Old 07-06-2001, 06:41 PM   #19
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5000jpy=~$40usd

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