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#1 jcbigpaw

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:50 PM

I recently needed to dig up or create a set of lenses for some headlights on a build I was doing. My wife was working on a scrapbook for a friend that just came back from Hawaii and had these "rain drop" stickers she was using.
Posted ImageEven though they are tinted, the smaller ones were perfect for the lights I was working on. All I needed was a drop of clear glue to hold it in place.
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#2 Len Woodruff

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:12 AM

Very neat idea! Do they come in clear?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:42 PM

My wife said they do come in clear as well.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:33 AM

Great Tip, I will look for some of these! Thank you for posting it!

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:47 PM

Joseph you should try this stuff it's great my wife is big into card making/scrapbooking and gave me this to try and it's great , you just pour it into your headlight pan and let it dry (couple of hours ) you can get it at micheals
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

I will have to pick it up and try it. Thanks for the tip

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:11 AM

if your going to try it , it will go on cloudy but will dry clear in a few hours, put a bit more than you would want in the pan cause it does shrink a bit, i just did a 66 nova and used it and it turned out real good

#8 Terry Sumner

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 01:21 AM

"Glue" in clear lenses with Future and it will be nice and clear!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 02:43 AM

Terry what is the "dry" time for Future when you use it as "glue"?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

A few hours but for absolute dry...24 hours. But they come out crystal clear! :D I glue in my windshields and other clear parts with Future also. And it makes a great medium for laying down decals. No air underneath so no silvering. I just don't care for it as a topcoat.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:38 AM

Very good ideas here. everyone should post some finished pics of their headlight tricks!

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 07:13 AM

I used some inexpensive LED bulbs from Radio Shack on my Corvette build

 

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

You can also use googly eyes (used for making stuffed toy eyes) by removing the backing and eyeball plastic. They come in a mixed bag with a multitude of sizes, available at Hobby Lobby.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:09 PM

Is Mod Podge Dimensional Magic the same thing as the Inkssentials Glossy Accents? I saw the MP stuff at Michaels and I was thinking about using it along with aluminum foil molds to cast headlight lenses.