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      06-06-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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iND F30 painted bumper reflectors replacement DIY

iND F30 Painted reflectors (DIY)

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      06-06-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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Pictures really do say a thousand words. Nice job!
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      06-06-2012, 04:32 PM   #3
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      06-06-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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iND F30 Painted reflectors (DIY)


What's going on in the back here? Are you using the pry bar to try to get underneath the reflector to pull out so you can push out from the outside?
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      06-14-2012, 08:46 AM   #5
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What's going on in the back here? Are you using the pry bar to try to get underneath the reflector to pull out so you can push out from the outside?
Correct, the technician in the photo is using a pry bar wedged between the tape flange on the amber reflector and the inside of the bumper. This gives you some leverage to free the reflector from the bumper.
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      06-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #6
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Correct, the technician in the photo is using a pry bar wedged between the tape flange on the amber reflector and the inside of the bumper. This gives you some leverage to free the reflector from the bumper.
Oooh, awesome awesome. Thanks for the DIY guide and clarifications!
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      06-14-2012, 05:41 PM   #7
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      06-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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I bought set of these from IND as well as the whiskers. I am in Germany, and the shipping was super fast! Both items arrived nicely wrapped and exactly what I was expecting. The whiskers were a breeze to install, but I have yet to install the reflectors. I need to purchase a nylon prybar somewhere here in Germany. What did you use to clean the inside? Some sort of pre treated wipe? Did you need to use a hair dryer/ heat gun to loosen the adhesive? I really want to try and get this accomplished this weekend, as well as find some new turnsignal bulbs to install while I am in there.
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I bought set of these from IND as well as the whiskers. I am in Germany, and the shipping was super fast! Both items arrived nicely wrapped and exactly what I was expecting. The whiskers were a breeze to install, but I have yet to install the reflectors. I need to purchase a nylon prybar somewhere here in Germany. What did you use to clean the inside? Some sort of pre treated wipe? Did you need to use a hair dryer/ heat gun to loosen the adhesive? I really want to try and get this accomplished this weekend, as well as find some new turnsignal bulbs to install while I am in there.
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      06-18-2012, 03:16 AM   #10
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wait so these things are big plastic stickers?
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      06-18-2012, 12:36 PM   #11
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wait so these things are big plastic stickers?
No, they are painted reflectors.
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No, they are painted reflectors.
i know they are painted reflectors but in essence this part is just a plastic sticker - its plastic and has an adhesive around it - i was planning to save my originals but if the adhesive comes off i can't just glue it back on lol
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      06-20-2012, 07:48 PM   #13
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nvm the post above i just noticed this but the adhesive is reused on the painted reflectors correct? just ordered mine yesterday and expected arrival is EOD monday....was hoping to get it sooner but thanks guys!

DUMB: i was wondering what those tabs on the painted ones were. it was the backing to the adhesive you idiot! lol

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      06-21-2012, 02:39 PM   #15
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looks nice i'm waiting for mine to come in too!
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I'm still not decided if I should do this lol.. I kinda like the orange reflector on my Mojave car.. it doesn't look half bad imo. Plus I don't have corner lights or the eggyolk anymore so hmm... idk lol
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these don't light up though
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these don't light up though
I know but at least they would reflect in the light of a car when it's dark. The corner lights are mandatory by law so they can see from the side where the front of a car is (it is as stupid as it sounds). Now, if there's a cop (and we have a lot of them here lol), then they would at least see the reflection of this and might not pull me over

At the other hand.. it's not just that.. I kinda grew fond of that orange reflector there, it just doesn't look bad with Mojave
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I know but at least they would reflect in the light of a car when it's dark. The corner lights are mandatory by law so they can see from the side where the front of a car is (it is as stupid as it sounds). Now, if there's a cop (and we have a lot of them here lol), then they would at least see the reflection of this and might not pull me over

At the other hand.. it's not just that.. I kinda grew fond of that orange reflector there, it just doesn't look bad with Mojave
ill put a big sticker on the door with an arrow ----> FRONT. lol
but mine has the egg yolk so its ok...
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I'm still not decided if I should do this lol.. I kinda like the orange reflector on my Mojave car.. it doesn't look half bad imo. Plus I don't have corner lights or the eggyolk anymore so hmm... idk lol
Me too. I kind of like the orange reflector.
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i only took out the bottom two screws in the wheel well and used the pry bar as shown above (not exactly the same way but it worked) - once i got one edge off it just popped right off.
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