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Posted on request of Einstein:

I just picked up these thin white reflectors at Wal-Mart (pkg of 4 for $3.00).

They have sticky adhesive on the back side. If you install them, remember to clean the surface very well with isopropyl alcohol.

I already had the red ones, installed them on the back of our CR-V. They are holding fine to the black plastic bumpers.

The plan is to carefully cut the 3" circles down to 2 1/4" circles, then install them in the flat spot in the center of the fog lamp holes.

I'll wait until a warm dry day, you really shouldn't install them unless it's above 60°F (about 80°F is optimal).

For now, I have temporarily taped them in place with a piece of rolled-up office tape on the back sides.

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Fog lights are nice, but they are expensive, fragile, and make some people when you use them.

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Here's the cutting procedure...

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Taped in place... waiting for warmer weather to install. Maybe I'll use a hair dryer and do it today anyway

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Using a flash, you can get a good idea how they reflect for oncoming traffic at night.

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What the h---
Using hair dryer, I warmed the bumper and installed. Here's some closeups...

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Using a flash...

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One more view...

Tell me what you think.

Is it worth $1.50 ???

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i found 3" refelctors at the auto store and mounted them in the same spot. i used the amber ones.
 

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They look o.k. and seem to do a good job of looking real to on coming traffic. I'm still looking for something that looks more like real lights,you know,with a glass lens over the front. If I could figure out a way to use this technique and cover it with a glass or plastic lens I'd do it. 8)
 

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My tip?

Take your car to a sign shop and have the artist there airbrush some fogs on. They'll look better than real during the day.

If these guys can airbrush an entire front end on a drag car (like in the picture below), they can certainly give you convincing foglights!

I have to imagine that the airbrush work would be less than factory option fogs. :D

 

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Cool idea E-mass however,they've airbrushed the front end onto a picture of a car, not a real car! :)
 

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Geez, I thought you were! You were weren't you? :wink:
 

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Fake anything just never cuts it. Just crack open the piggy bank and get the real fog lamps. 8)
 

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I haven't lost one shred of dignity or practicality in my vehicle from having reflectors in this space instead of fogs. ;)

Instead, I invested my piggybank on some nice P225/70QR-16 Bridgestone Winter Dueler DM-Z2 tires on Sport Edition Fox2 wheels :D They'll be ready to swap out in the garage when the first snowflakes fall.

[quote:9676fa9b68="denru"]Fake anything just never cuts it. Just crack open the piggy bank and get the real fog lamps. 8)[/quote:9676fa9b68]
 

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Although the white reflectors continue to work well, I have taken some of my Xmas bonus to purchase Honda's REAL fogs.

OK, so I have accessoritis. I'm getting a hood deflector too!
 

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Einstein, I'm sure you feel better now that you have the real things. I'm glad someone is updating these old threads to give us "the rest of the story".
 

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Yes, I have to admit I am looking forward to the real fog lamps.

Before I install them, I'm going to put some xpel protection on them. I emailed them to see if they have standard circular sizes, maybe one will fit. Otherwise, I'll buy material and cut them myself.
 

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I'm with you, Einstein... My dignity is intact. Real fog lights would be - at any price - a real waste of money here in the Texas desert. We only have foggy mornings maybe half a dozen times a year.

So, from a purely aesthetic perspective, my fake fogs still fill the bill - that is, they provide a little visual interest in some otherwise boring holes in my E's front end:



I'd rather spend a little mad money on a safari bar if I could find one that fits... :lol:
 

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But I will still have reflectors on the back, so if I'm ashamed it will be the apperance of my rear end. :wink:



Try doing THIS with mirrors! :lol:
 

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[quote:c0741745d2=" "] Real fog lights would be - at any price - a real waste of money here in the Texas desert. We only have foggy mornings maybe half a dozen times a year.
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Yeah, but what about the sandstorms? A couple of weeks ago we got a nice dusting of y'all's red dirt on our cars all the way over here. It was nice, because we got just a tiny sprinle of rain, and then the dirt coated everything like some kind of sprinkled doughnut.

I'm going to find something to put in those holes. Not sure what it will be yet.

Bill
 

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[quote:2291246845="Bill in Houston"]

I'm going to find something to put in those holes. Not sure what it will be yet.

Bill[/quote:2291246845]

Fresh fruit? :?
 

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[quote:86df333020="Bill in Houston"]

Yeah, but what about the sandstorms? A couple of weeks ago we got a nice dusting of y'all's red dirt on our cars all the way over here. It was nice, because we got just a tiny sprinle of rain, and then the dirt coated everything like some kind of sprinkled doughnut.[/quote:86df333020]

Real pisser is that I had hand washed and detailed my E the (Sunday) afternoon before that shiite blew through here. Imagine what my freshly 'Meguair'ed plastic panels looked like. :shock:

I don't think foglights would've helped much in that nasty, gritty stuff... Best ya can do is get your E home quickly and safely tucked into the garage. 8)
 

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I applied the white stick-on reflectors and then glued the plastic covers off two 3-inch battery operated closet lights (found at the local dollar store) on top of the stickers! Total cost including special "plastics" glue...$7.00 8) It looks amazingly authentic!! I really couldn't afford the real thing, but I hated those 2 empty holes on the front!! I have pics below. :D
 

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