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Shaved taillights

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by SolidDreamz, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. SolidDreamz

    SolidDreamz Senior Member

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    Anyone know a good site on how to do molding and shi%? I wanna shave my back tailights off my civic thats on my trunk. Wanna learn how.
     
  2. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

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    Learn how do weld first :thumbsup:
     
  3. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Good advice. lol

    Exactly what do you mean by you want to shave your taillights? <_<
     
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    you will need to measure and cut a piece of metal if you want to shave a section that large. Make sure the metal is not too thin, since it will have to support a small amount of weight. have it heli-arced to the trunk. then go over it with a hand-held belt sander to remove the weld lines. word of advice tho dont worry if you still have the outlines of where your lights used to be.
     
  5. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    1. remove taillights
    2. sand down paint to bare metal around where the tail lights were (to make a good weld).
    3. weld a piece metal same size as tail light holes
    4. grind down welds so they are smooth with the body
    5. use body filler to fillin any holes or dents
    6. sand smooth
    7. primer
    8. sand some more
    9. paint


    thats pretty much it. if you dont know how to weld, find someone that can and have them do it. i hope thathelps ya out some.
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    when your welding it weld small portions at a time maybe 1/2 beads and alternate where your welding so you dont get all the heat concentrated in one are warping it, cause the more you warp it the more mud your going to have to use and the more mud the better chance of shrinking, cracking and sandscratches showing up.
     
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