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Old 01-30-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default DIY: OEM Yellow Fogs instead paying $400 for JDM ones

Most of you have probably seen some oem yellow fogs and said to yourself. HOT DANG those are tight I want to be the first person who has them. Sad reality is some honda dealers actually sold these in the states.
The even sadder thing was people hated them so they didnt stock them anymore!

Now everyone wants something jdm and www.heeltoeautomotive.com is the only place I know you can find these. They are also sold out of them, and they also charge you 400+ dollars for a set.

I dont know about you but I dont need yellow foglights that godamn bad! So there is an alternative that will give you the look you want and will withstand the tests of time on your car as long as you are willing to do the work, and have the patience to do it right!!!

Alright now, read along!

Pictures borrowed from RoaringTurtle





Hell I thought these were the real deal and asked where he bought them until he told me that he painted them himself and forwarded me to this interesting link on honda tech.


Here is the project being attempted by Honda-tech member

<FONT COLOR="green">midorigreen</FONT>

"the paint is <FONT COLOR="orange">krylon stained glass yellow paint</FONT>
i dont know the paint number but if you goto your local crafts shop they should have it! "

FIRST COAT


FINAL COAT


CLEAR COAT


CLEAR COAT


CLEAR COAT


<FONT SIZE="5"><FONT COLOR="orange">VIOLA!!!</FONT></FONT>

big ups to RoaringTurtle and midorigreen for not being afraid to mod or paint their **** keeping it REAL lol...
but by all means support your peeps at healtoe!
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:07 PM   #2
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yes, we know about this
we've seen the pics of midori's little how-to

Am I missing something? Seriously...am I?
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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oh my bad...
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:25 PM   #4
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awesome posting!! too bad i have an EG =/
i bet the same could be done to eg fogs.
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:26 PM   #5
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just got to pull em off and paint them...
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:28 PM   #6
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yes, we know about this
we've seen the pics of midori's little how-to

Am I missing something? Seriously...am I?
not trying to be a dick just wondering... is this the same as the post midorigreen made? why repost it?
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:29 PM   #7
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i haven't seen midorigreen's post, so thanks for posting this.
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:42 PM   #8
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One warning. The paint rocks for color matching and allowing light through. I used the orange to amberize a set of cheapo clears (replacing broken oems).

With driving though, the paint will get chipped off. I'm not sure if the clear coat will help with that. But my corners looked like the moon after awhile. Just a heads up.
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:43 PM   #9
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i dont have fogs but thanxx for the post!!
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Old 01-30-2004, 01:47 PM   #10
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wow i feel so special

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both nicely done, good job.
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:30 PM   #12
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you finally posted the final pic you bish!!! lol.

to answer ProEater I am like veteran clubsi member from waay back in the day and the last couple of weeks ive been on ive seen liek 30 wtb jdm yellow foglight posts.

I understand midorigreen made a post about painting his fogs but he never posted them on his car. Plus some csi folks might be idiots sometimes as you know when it comes to cosmetic mods.
So I included some pics of RoaringTurtle's car into the post to show folks how it would look on a newer ek!

I made these posts exactly the same on clubsi.com and jdmcivic.com because they didnt have stuff like this over there.

And I went through that faq post at the top of the page and was going to link to csi or jdm civic but figured it would be best to link to this post.

I wasnt trying to take credit for anything, just stored the photo's somewhere else.
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Old 03-04-2004, 05:29 PM   #13
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cool
yeah I did this a long time ago
I had the yellow bulbs but they just didnt look right
it seems to be catching on
nice post
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I painted the outside housings of my EG foglights flat black to match the center section of my bumper. I considered doing the lenses yellow, but then realized that white light is much brighter than yellow .
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pretty nice
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isn't this the same way for the 96-98 fogs also? thanks
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im buying a yellow lense sticker for my fogs.

i hate smelling spray paint.
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isn't this the same way for the 96-98 fogs also? thanks
he posted my DIY on the first post, and their for the 96-98 fogs
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thnx for info, ill be doing this soon
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how many coats of paint was that only 2?
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i used 4 coats of yellow, 3 coats of clear
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where did you find those square fogs for the 96-98. i know i've seen some on ebay, just wondering if they are any good.
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mine are from ebay, quality is nice
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where did you find the fog light switch?
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where did you find the fog light switch?
the kits come with the switch, along with everything needed to install
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