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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; I finally got around to doing mine this weekend - grey with no eye lids. My headlights are in really ...
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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    I finally got around to doing mine this weekend - grey with no eye lids. My headlights are in really bad shape because the car stayed out in the Texas heat non stop for about 2 years. Now it gets garaged and shaded regularly, but the damage is already done. Here are the results:

    Before Lens Restoration:
    HL Cracks.JPG
    Yeah, that's pretty bad.

    After Lens Restoration (and I scrubbed the $h!t out of it):
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    Marginal improvement, but still pretty bad.

    After Vinyl:
    HL Vinyl.JPG
    Much better.

    The outside looks so good now that the inner lens looks pretty bad. One thing for sure, the application can be a bit tricky. On my passenger side I had a self induced small tear from stretching too much. Did a little trimming though and it's hardly noticeable. When I couldn't get the vinyl to line up just right, I was a big fan of the cut, realign, and overlap method. Key point in install....be patient.

    I'd do this mod again in a heartbeat. Excellent bang for the buck. At first it really just looks like a sticker; but then as you walk away and keep looking from different angles and distances it looks really good. When I checked it out this morning and at work I was a happy camper. The only thing that would possibly look better would be to remove the lights, tape, and paint. Or if I could find a brand new set of V lights on e-bay for like $100.00.

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    Can you get white diamond?
    If not can I get a paper stencil because I have anough to do my own.

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    Birdman - glad it worked out for you!.. It is a bit tricky, but it looks like it came out great compared to what you had when you started. It is a real challenge to mock up a 3d geometry / trajectory, then make it a 2D pattern to turn back into a repeatable 3D geometry.

    mike,
    I've had some ask about color matching. To do that, I need paint chips then I need to have the shop order a roll. If i get enough interest I can spend about $70 to get all year CTS and V brochures to get the chips then try to find vinyl to match. If you find vinyl I can probably get it cut.

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    2 more of these, black and gray with eyebrow moved. Slowly building popularity. If you got these send me photos. G-mike, I will see if I can make a stencil for you. Where you get the matched vinyl?

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    I got it a while back from my friend who worked at a sign shop but I haven't been able to get a hold of him since...I keep trying to order more but no responce. If I get a hold of him I can find out more info on where he got it, its a good match, I did my 03 grey bezle in it and my eyelids.

    The eyelid ones look sick on your design, good job!
    Btw- I saw your ebay ad.

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by bneal1022 View Post
    2 more of these, black and gray with eyebrow moved. Slowly building popularity. If you got these send me photos. G-mike, I will see if I can make a stencil for you. Where you get the matched vinyl?
    meant to say.. 2 more sold. i still have several gray and black with and without the eyebrow. Still debating to try to find color matched vinyl.. that will be hard. but black or gray covers 90% of what people want

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    any silver caddys with silver overlays? post some pics people

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    mine also have the ugly cracked look around the lights, seems like a pretty good easy idea

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    dont have silver overlay... just black and oem match gray (same color as current surround on headlight). i need a group of people who want the same color to justify buying other colors and the shop has many colors but not directly matched to caddy paint.

    still have black and gray with and without eyebrow.

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    i might jump on this.... my headlights look like crap even after i sanded them down.

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by liqidvenom View Post
    i might jump on this.... my headlights look like crap even after i sanded them down.
    just pm me... got em

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    i hate using the pm here since its trash, i always have more then 10.

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    I know this is an old thread, but do you still have any of these in black?

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    I am also interested in a black set

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    Re: Headlight grey perimeter vinyl overlay - not just eyebrow - interest?

    Quote Originally Posted by bneal1022 View Post
    just pm me... got em
    Your PM box is full.
    Please clear up some space, I have something that I need to ask you about your overlay kit.

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