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126v8
08-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Hi how can I get the dark effect on my headlamps as in this picture?

bing
08-11-2014, 11:06 AM
Looks to me just the way the photo was taken ? Having said that you could probably buy some spray stuff , but likely illegal in many countries .

gerryvz
08-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Looks to me just the way the photo was taken ? Having said that you could probably buy some spray stuff , but likely illegal in many countries .+1. Angle/light conditions in which photo was taken.

J-Sauce
08-11-2014, 12:05 PM
BMW guys so it using an internal black cross which reflects in the headlight housing to give the appearance of a smoked housing like this:

http://www.r3vlimited.com/SmokedHellas.pdf

gerryvz
08-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Looks hella ricey to me.

KarlC
08-11-2014, 12:45 PM
Looks hella ricey to me.

+1

J-Sauce
08-11-2014, 02:27 PM
Haha I did say BMW, didnt I?

When they're installed, its actually pretty hard to see the "deflector" or whatever they call it. That being said, anything that decreases overall light output and/or alters the intended reflective pattern of the headlight is probably not a great idea as far as safety is concerned. Unless, of course, it amplifies your chick factor. Any comments on that? :)

gerryvz
08-11-2014, 02:53 PM
Unless, of course, it amplifies your chick factor. Oy...the Derf is the ultimate authority on that.

Stevester 500E
08-21-2014, 09:20 PM
Gerry, you said ricey . . .:o

DerFuror
08-23-2014, 12:19 AM
Oy...the Derf is the ultimate authority on that.

Why keep dragging me in to this kind of stuff? I keep the headlights (and gray switches) off for the ultimate dark effect.

To each their own, however...

richardhilton590
09-09-2014, 09:44 PM
I wanted to darken my car's headlights before but due to safety precautions, I decided not to go with it. Besides, I think this is frowned upon in where I live. Also, I think it's the lighting effect that does the job of darkening the headlights in that photo.