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    Trying to find rear indicator hoods.

    I posted some time ago about trying to find a slip-on hood/cover for the rear 65mm indicators still haven't found any so if anyone has any suggestions

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    Hi B1RMA,

    As I've said on this forum before, I have smoked lens covers on my Iron's rear lights, they were made by KiWAV Motors in Taiwan. The lens covers use clear sticky pads to attach them to your stock lenses.

    Unfortunately KiWAV stopped manufacturing the lens covers in 2013, I have contacted them to ask if they'll start making them again as there is a demand for them.

    Here are a couple of images of mine.

    IMG_20130603_211336-1-1 (2).jpg IMG_20160505_190353 (2).jpg

    Hopefully KiWAV will restart production soon.

    I don't know of any other manufacturer of covers for these 3 in 1 rear lights, there are lens smoking spray paints available for less than a tenner a can.
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    That's a great pity because that is exactly the look I'm after. I've considered trying to spray them but if I c**k it up there's no going back.
    I did see some rather nice old fashioned looking hoods a while back but they were too small. I may yet buy some of those pointy sleek looking LED sets that combine all of the lights but again major surgery is required to fit them and I'm not sure if my talents will enable me to do a decent job. The search goes on I guess.

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    Lens spray tint

    Quote Originally Posted by B1RMA View Post
    That's a great pity because that is exactly the look I'm after. I've considered trying to spray them but if I c**k it up there's no going back.
    I did see some rather nice old fashioned looking hoods a while back but they were too small. I may yet buy some of those pointy sleek looking LED sets that combine all of the lights but again major surgery is required to fit them and I'm not sure if my talents will enable me to do a decent job. The search goes on I guess.
    Hi mate. Here’s what you can do with confidence; buy a can of HYCOTE LENS TINT SPRAY OFF Ebay OR Amazon. Set up to spray your lenses - spray in slow even coats ( I recommend 2-3 coats) then stop and allow to dry for :0 mins. Inspect the effect and if you’ve reached the tint you like then stop. If you want more darker lenses - spray another 2 coats only. Check again in 30 mins.

    If you mess up or decide you want rid of all the coats simply grap some diy - household white spirit and remove every thing you’ve done. It is a simple as that. No trace of tint is left. Then you either try again or abandon the idea. Personally I did Forty Eight’s a few years ago and still love and prefer this darkened look and it’s since passed it’s first MOT. Any questions - fire away. Be careful of over-spray! Steve

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    Thanks for that, I had heard of a lens spray product but didn't know it's name. I'll give it a try, as you say plenty of masking to avoid overspray and light coats.

    Just ordered some from Amazon, I've got the front replacement smoked lenses and they look good, I really don't like the orange rears so this will hopefully make me happy.
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    Here is the Hycote Lens Smoke Spray, the product code is XUK436.

    lal2962_hycote_400ml_lens_paint_smoke_Blender_i.jpg

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    Finished results and I'm very happy.
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    For some reason I can't get the photo to position correctly but I'm sure you get the idea.
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    Great result there B1RMA.

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    great job, looks good, have just ordered a can so I can do my rear lenses - £7.49 Ebay, thanks to everyone for the tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnythefox View Post
    great job, looks good, have just ordered a can so I can do my rear lenses - £7.49 Ebay, thanks to everyone for the tips.
    As others have said mask up well, one other thing the first coat really has to be a mist coat because the stuff will run off the shiny surface of the indictor. I had to wipe it off as even being ultra careful resulted in an ugly run. Mist coat 20 minutes drying then another light coat it takes ages but worth it.

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