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458 tail lights - 488 style overlays

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Ray Wellington, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. Ray Wellington

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  3. davidcam67

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    Cool.....where are they from ?
     
  4. jomarti1

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    good if you like it... I don't
     
  5. stevdug

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    I like them, who makes them?
     
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    Agreed. Worth a try. Please share info.
     
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    How do you know that they work well, have you seen them in person? Are you the one selling them?
    They look interesting, but I'm having trouble thinking that it's a good idea to put a vinyl sticker on the tail light of a $200,000 car. I will withhold judgement until I see them in person though. Sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised by the little things, and this is easily reversible, so no real loss.
     
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  9. IloveGT

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    It's just a sticker. Who cares. I let my daughter to put a hello Kitty sticker on my sport cars. Who cares.
     
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  10. Jason B

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    Please post a pic of STOCK 458 taillight in here
     
  11. up4speed

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    Ha ha, I've seen your car! ;)
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    I see nothing wrong with something like this, it is the 22" wheels (and lowered cars) that make me shake my head and wonder why.
     
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    Interesting. Following.
     
  15. stevdug

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    You still out there?
     
  16. Ray Wellington

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    Sorry for not replying to comments - I'm a rookie at this! They have been on my 458 for a couple of weeks to see if they bubble or fall off. So far all good. They are triple layered vinyl. Base is a frosted white, middle section limo smoke gloss, top layer crystal red clear. Have made a template and process to make them myself. The reason to do it was to enhance the look of my 458 without devaluing it by making it unoriginal with aftermarket tail lights - which there aren't any I can find. Happy to make a set for anyone who wants them. as long as the tail light has a flat surface it works. So could be used on 430's, California's etc etc. Let me know if you are interested. Cost of the vinyl and a bit of my time that's all. If a lot of people suddenly want them I'll have to find a way to get them made in bulk. Incidentally, if you are interested, the proportion of the angel ring and smoked area can be any proportion. Just let me know. Fitting is like any other vinyl. Clean the area with a window cleaner so no dust or grease. Lightly spray with a mild water and detergent, peel backing sheets and lay onto lense. Squeegee out the water and any bubbles from beneath with a credit card. Use a hairdryer to warm the vinyl in cold weather so it can stretch to the lense shape. Allow to dry. Hope that helps.
     
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    If you saw my post above, I made them myself from three layers of film. Worked really well. Have now agreed to make some for other owners, so if you want some, I can make them. Material and time £50. Postage extra. I'm not a business though so will struggle if lots of people want them!
     
  19. Rory breaker

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    How does this enhance the look? Sorry, not following re the difference. Is it the center part being black?
     
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    I sent you a PM.
     
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    Sent pm i'll take a set!
     
  26. Ray Wellington

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    I've had various trial versions on my lenses for a couple of months and they peel off easily. You do get some residual gum left sometimes, but that can be cleaned with WD40. If you heat the vinyl with a hairdryer though it softens the gum and will peel easier. Like any vinyl graphics.
     
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    Received mine too, just waiting for the car to o tal them.
     

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