Blackout Treatment!

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  1. CarGuy11

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    20% Window Tint & Dark Tinted Side Markers. Sucks US cars have those ugly reflectors.

     
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    Windows look good I’m not too crazy about the tint on the reflectors though. I guess if you have black it would look ok. I’m planning on getting nitro yellow so not sure how that would look.
     
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    Same: windows look good. Reflector tint not so much.
     
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    ^^^ Well the front reflectors will match the yellow lol.
     
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    Thanks for doing this. While I tinted my Downshift Blue I am opting to go in another direction for the reflectors. I appreciate your effort and showing me what the tint option would look like.
     
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    Why not paint the reflectors? This is a common mod on BMWs, so common that companies offer pre-painted parts to swap in. I've never done it (they are below my threshold of stuff to fiddle with) but tons of other people do.
     
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    I’m sure there’s a blue vinyl that’s close to the blue you could use to wrap the reflectors
     
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    I ordered a new set to do just that. If these reflectors are like other BMW products they break when you remove them because of the strong adhesive they use, so start with a new set and have the numbers sanded off and make it very smooth before painting.
     
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    1). Use heat gun to warm the adhesive around the reflector.

    2). Remove reflector

    3). Replace with self-adhering reflector in your color of choice

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    Have any reflectors that would fit the front & back of the Supra been release yet in the aftermarket? I was considering blacking mine out (given that my car is black) but that white on that BMW actually looks pretty nice and is giving me second thoughts...
     
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    Nothing out specific to the Supra yet, that I know of. I would think that they are likely a common size though.

    I forget the actual color of the reflectors, but I swapped out those and the turn signal lights on the fender, I haven’t had that car for about 6 years or so, but Imo, the reflector/turn signal mod, was about the cheapest best looking upgrade I have done.

    So much better than orange and yellow.
     
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    Keep in mind that with tint as opposed to paint they still maintain some reflectivity and are more likely to pass inspections etc.
     
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    @CarGuy11 How do you compare your C7 with the Supra, being at the same price point?
     
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    Yeah everyone asking me that & great question! I'm still in breakin for Supra so really need to romp on it more to compare. Definitely stay tuned for a future video answering this question!
     
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    You may be one of the few sane people doing a proper break-in. Many folks do burnouts as they leave the dealership, head to a dyno, head to a track, and then trounce on the car like it's 1999.
     
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