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I could no longer suppress my inner ricer and started painting things.

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Old 12-29-2018, 04:43 PM
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I could no longer suppress my inner ricer and started painting things.

I've been trying to keep my '17 Fit EX 6MT ....civil..... looking but I think I just blew it. Oh well I took off the bumper to realign my LED driving lights and install Hella horns this weekend and ended up going hog wild with some amber glass spray paint. It is a little bit extra but overall I am digging it. Yes I painted the backup lights amber, yes it was kinda dumb. I really hated the clear in the tail light lens. I am considering removing the amber and spraying it with a matching red instead but I'll see if this look grows on me first.















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Old 12-29-2018, 09:18 PM
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Not sure what stock looks like but I like it.
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by GolNat View Post
Not sure what stock looks like but I like it.
Thanks. Here it was when I bought it last year.




 
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:17 PM
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i opened this thread expecting to see neon lighting, different colored lips and a fart can tip!

personally i prefer the clear markers...but it looks like you did a good job! definitely not ricey...more of an old school jdm look to a modern car....i like it.

its funny, in the 90s first we did whatever we could to rid our cars of anything amber....then the jdm phase came and we wanted amber corners and sidemarkers because all the car manufacturers started making everything "clear" along with "altezza" rear lights ...now we have LEDs!
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:17 PM
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more of an old school jdm look to a modern car
Exactly this.

After seeing the stock pics I think I like it better now! Takes me back to JDM days lol
 
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by GolNat View Post
Exactly this.

After seeing the stock pics I think I like it better now! Takes me back to JDM days lol
Thanks man. This is the newest car I've owned by almost 15 years and most of my older cars were ratty and similarly appointed with obnoxious lights, etc. I dragged my feet doing anything to the Fit besides Tein S-Tech springs but, like title says, I was finally defeated by my urges. The only thing I'm not totally happy with is the shade of the amber tint...I settled for the closest thing I could find and it ended up being a little bit Halloween-y.
 
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okay, I give up. what was painted?

the entire car .... purple?!
 
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okay, I give up. what was painted?

the entire car .... purple?!
Front turn signals and reverse lights
 
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:59 PM
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I'm digging the driving lights. I've been looking for a way to mount auxilliary lights without drilling into onto the bumper. You have a link or a pic on how yours are mounted. Looks very stealth.
 
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by evilchargerfan View Post
okay, I give up. what was painted?

the entire car .... purple?!
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Front turn signals and reverse lights
lol...took me a minute to realize it too. it not standing out proves its not so ricey. as for the color of orange...i think you made a good choice...i wouldnt have gone any lighter
 
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ieandro View Post
I'm digging the driving lights. I've been looking for a way to mount auxilliary lights without drilling into onto the bumper. You have a link or a pic on how yours are mounted. Looks very stealth.
I am not 100% happy with the mounting situation, but it was by far the least amount of work that yielded acceptable results. I'm a pragmatic guy haha. If you remove the bumper you will see that there is a molded plastic "shelf" that spans between the fog light recesses just below the bottom of the lower bumper grille. I drilled two holes in this shelf and mounted the lights on a length of galvanized slotted angle steel* and oversize washers for stability and wired them through a relay (they come on when the high beams come on, I rarely use them but WHOA good visibility when I do). The fog light setup was actually from my old CRV** but it was easy enough to adapt for the Fit.


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** CRV with the LEDs


Originally Posted by eulogy View Post
lol...took me a minute to realize it too. it not standing out proves its not so ricey. as for the color of orange...i think you made a good choice...i wouldnt have gone any lighter
Thanks. I am honestly not happy with it and will probably redo it. I want the shade to be a bit darker but this (Krylon Tangerine haha) was all I could find. I applied probably a dozen coats to the fog lights, the front turn signals, and the rear back up lights...after the first 7 or 8 coats it just wasn't getting any darker :/ This was sort of an experiment from the start...if I really wanted to do it permanently I plan on baking the headlights/tail lights and adding the tint inside the housings.
 
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