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The Ford Edge ST Has Been Unveiled.  More here.


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#21 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

Id rather buy a 400 mirror than almost 4,000 in tail lights

<$400 for a pair of new ones on Ebay.
http://m.ebay.com/it...528.m4335.l8656

$330 ea for 15-17
http://m.ebay.com/it...528.m4335.l8656







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#22 OFFLINE   Nick Halstead

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:00 PM

<$400 for a pair of new ones on Ebay.http://m.ebay.com/it...528.m4335.l8656
$330 ea for 15-17http://m.ebay.com/it...528.m4335.l8656



The 15-17 posted is the base model taillight which is totally different than upper trim levels

#23 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:12 PM

Just looked on Ebay and seen one for $975 for level 2 trim. That's just crazy.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:13 PM

To access/remove the Day Time Running Lights (DRL) on your 2016 Sport you will need to remove the front/facia which takes all of 30-45 min once you know how. Ref ???

 

 

I removed my DRLs for the purpose of spray tinting since after careful examination noted that attempting to tint with overlay wrap was not going to workout to look good given my overlay experience of nill. So spray tinting was the choice.

 

I used VHT Nite-Shades (Ref Pic).

They recommend no more than three coats but I opted for 2.5 even moderate coats and got the affect I wanted (Ref Pics),

 

Clean surface with alcohol or any cleaner that doesn't leave a film i.e. lighter fluid.

Tape off.

Hang up in a dust free environment, with Temps & humidity in the manufactures recommended range.

Spray one coat at a time evenly with 15 min between coats

 

There you have it...da, da daaaaah!... :camera: :drool: :rockon:

 

 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:54 PM

To access/remove the Day Time Running Lights (DRL) on your 2016 Sport you will need to remove the front/facia which takes all of 30-45 min once you know how.

 

Note: I'll be authoring a How-To with Pics for that one soon.

 

I removed my DRLs for the purpose of spray tinting since after careful examination noted that attempting to tint with overlay wrap was not going to workout to look good. So spray tinting was the choice.

 

I used VHT Nite-Shades (Ref Pic).

They recommend no more than three coats but I opted for 2 even moderate coats and got the affect I wanted (Ref Pics),

 

Two Screws hold the lights in and the rest of the retaining is with plastic clip points (Ref Pics)

 

Clean surface with alcohol or any cleaner that doesn't leave a film i.e. lighter fluid.

Tape off.

Hang up in a dust free environment, with Temps & humidity in the manufactures recommended range.

Spray one coat at a time evenly with 15 min between coats

 

Pop back in and there you have it...da, da daaaaah!... :camera: :drool: :rockon:

 

 

 

 

I tinted mine with film like Nick did and they came out great.  I'm glad you posted what it entails to remove them and what the fixtures look like, so thanks!  I may end up replacing mine with the euro drivers pkg versions that come with proper fog lamps in the middle instead of the fake plastic vents that they come with now.

 

Like these ones in an old post from someone:

 

http://www.fordedgef...and-fog-lights/



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:35 PM

Root,

Let me know if U locate those fog lamps, they R baddass!

Also looking for

- The IC grill used N the SEMA/WEBASTO Edge.

- And/or developing an after market performance IC.

Any & all support and/or information is greatly appreciated.

#27 OFFLINE   Nick Halstead

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:30 AM

VHT will fade, even with 2K clear coat it will fade.

I dunno, I guess the vinyl tint only looks good depending upon skill level of installer

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:09 AM

Skill sets are always the double edge sword and I totally agree... :doh:

 

With this issue time will tell... :headspin:

 

I'll post any negative impacts however, if the fading allows more light out but still provides the blacked out look when the car is off I'm good with that... :number1:

 

Worse case scenario...tape off the fascia instead of pulling the front off and shoot another coat, 15 min & BAM done!... :happy feet: :happy feet: :happy feet:


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:01 PM

Root,

Let me know if U locate those fog lamps, they R baddass!

Also looking for

- The IC grill used N the SEMA/WEBASTO Edge.

- And/or developing an after market performance IC.

Any & all support and/or information is greatly appreciated.

 

I've only seen these ones for sale online so far.  Chinese knock-offs that appear to have some angel eye LED feature around the actual fog lamp.  Too much going on with these imo and I'm always skeptical of quality with things like this.  I'll keep looking for the proper euro spec versions.  I'm sure the euro OEM ones are super pricey, judging by how ridiculously expensive all the other OEM light fixtures are.  And that Webasto IC grill is great looking, I never noticed that detail until you pointed it out.  I doubt its available for sale, probably just a custom piece they made.

 

https://www.ebay.com...7-/232056756848



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:20 PM

 

I've only seen these ones for sale online so far.  Chinese knock-offs that appear to have some angel eye LED feature around the actual fog lamp.  Too much going on with these imo and I'm always skeptical of quality with things like this.  I'll keep looking for the proper euro spec versions.  I'm sure the euro OEM ones are super pricey, judging by how ridiculously expensive all the other OEM light fixtures are.  And that Webasto IC grill is great looking, I never noticed that detail until you pointed it out.  I doubt its available for sale, probably just a custom piece they made.

 

https://www.ebay.com...7-/232056756848

 

Fogs- The Chinese fogs on ebay lack the brackets. The North American Spec edge does not have the brackets on the bumper or in the NA parts bin for ordering. Best bet is to look on the UK ebay not the american ebay. If you can find the brackets, you can then add the face plate. otherwise you got a custom nightmare going on. 

Webasto grill is a one off and was sold to a member in Ford Edge Worldwide, it's cracked and is collecting dust as it waits repair



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:24 PM

Skill sets are always the double edge sword and I totally agree... :doh:

 

With this issue time will tell... :headspin:

 

I'll post any negative impacts however, if the fading allows more light out but still provides the blacked out look when the car is off I'm good with that... :number1:

 

Worse case scenario...tape off the fascia instead of pulling the front off and shoot another coat, 15 min & BAM done!... :happy feet: :happy feet: :happy feet:

 

wrapped in my driveway without removing and took all of 5 mins
 

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don't forget to do the mirrors, otherwise it's just gonna look really odd

 

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Edited by Nick Halstead, 18 October 2017 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

nick, (off topic) did you have the stock wheels powdercoated?



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:58 PM

nick, (off topic) did you have the stock wheels powdercoated?

No, they were dipped as a joke to my wife when she went out of town for a few days to make her think I had them powder coated. For what it's worth, I hate dip with a passion but it was worth the prank.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:13 PM

No, they were dipped as a joke to my wife when she went out of town for a few days to make her think I had them powder coated. For what it's worth, I hate dip with a passion but it was worth the prank.

 

I feel you on the plasti-dip.  IMO it should never be used on body panels or especially wheels.  Reminds me of that Flex Seal crap on the info-mercial lol.  The only automotive use I found it good for was blacking out badging easily (or pranking the wife I suppose).  I did my EDGE and SPORT rear badges almost a year ago and still looks great.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 01:18 PM

 

wrapped in my driveway without removing and took all of 5 mins
 

 

don't forget to do the mirrors, otherwise it's just gonna look really odd

 

Did the same with great results, including the side mirror lights.  Wrapping only gets difficult for extreme contours in multiple planes (like the tail light lenses).


Edited by roots57, 20 October 2017 - 01:18 PM.





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