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Old 09-25-2009, 03:44 PM
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you still may be a bit disappointed as they come a little faded pink brand new
Now that's very disappointing to hear. Are you suggesting I just install the kit and enjoy the look?
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:10 PM
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True they are faded pink brand new. With a vinyl application you are not only improving the look of your car but protecting the lenses as well.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:18 PM
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Now that's very disappointing to hear. Are you suggesting I just install the kit and enjoy the look?
cant tell ya. I went with new 6 years ago. At least they dont have the spider webcracks. Mine is garaged so the fading from new hasnt gotten worse.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:18 PM
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My concern when I got the kit was that the vinyl would eventually lift and/or show negatively when viewed up close (wrinkles, creases, etc.) Mine came with a few creases, that I thought would show on the finished project. Am I being a little paranoid?
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jimq View Post
cant tell ya. I went with new 6 years ago. At least they dont have the spider webcracks. Mine is garaged so the fading from new hasnt gotten worse.
Jim, whenever you get a chance (if it's not a bother) would you post a picture of your new lens (6 year old) that I might see the 'pink' color of new? I do not know what to do now? Help and advice from all appreciated on this topic...
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:26 PM
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Funny, in all the boogeyman horror stories re the 964's 'classic' failings, pink tail plastic never gets mentioned.
But it's the one flaw that's 100% sure to happen, what every owner sees (& despises) walking up to their car, is expen$ive to replace, and replacement is no guarantee of being much better than the original.

Yet it's never mentioned as one of the car's classic flaws.
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:29 PM
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"Lonnie" how did you solve your personal dilemma with this 964 flaw/issue? And, where you successful and pleased with your outcome?
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:41 PM
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The discussion of vinyl overlays came up in the 944 forum. Here is an example of how to do it but how well it turns out and how easily it can be removed should you chose to get rid of it sometime down the road:

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Here is the video. First time using iMovie so bare with me. When I removed the vinyl I applied 6 months ago it came off without leaving any glue residue. The thing I like about the vinyl versus the paint method is the ability to remove it. I think some states have different rules about reverse light colors. (red may be a no no)


And a pic of the tint being peeled off. No damage or residue left behind.
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Originally Posted by SAM DACOSTA View Post
"Lonnie" how did you solve your personal dilemma with this 964 flaw/issue? And, where you successful and pleased with your outcome?
I was one of the original lab guinea pigs to Gus's taillight inventiveness.
And am still most pleased, with no change noted, one year later.
I recommend using it if you've got it.
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:09 PM
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The reason I ordered the kit from 'Gus' was because of the good response shared on the forum about the success of his product. The pictures posted showed very good improvement, especially when compared to their before and after look. I just got mixed emotions when I received the kit and realized it was an external application. I interpreted it to being an internal application and thus the mixed emotions over flowed. I never even thought of returning to 'Gus' as he did nothing wrong, it was me who misunderstood the application.

Since it can be removed easily and without leaving any glue residue on the lens, I'm going to install it this weekend and see for myself. I guess that's the only way to see if I would be satisfied with the final outcome.

Thanks for the comments and sharing to all. I'll post pictures when I'm done.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:41 AM
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I bought a kit from Gus earlier this summer. I finally got around to installing the vinyl this afternoon. What a HUGE difference. I removed all the lenses and found that to make the install even easier for me.

Thanks Gus

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:44 AM
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Interesting mod. where can i buy this?
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:52 PM
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wow, looks like a good solution for the fade.
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:02 PM
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And at 5% of the cost of new lenses, it can't be beat. I'm so glad I did this.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:39 AM
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Gus, PM sent. Mark me down for a kit!

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