Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums Messages

Club Announcements

Ford Fair 2016: Tickets and stand passes are now available to purchase. More info here.

Review your Ford: Help others when it comes to buying a car like yours and review your Ford now

Ford Car Parts: View All ford car parts by category. Look for Ford Car Parts now!

AdBlock Warning

Parts of this website do not function properly with AdBlock enabled on your device. To get the best user experience on our website, please disable Adblock for this website (domain) on your browser.


ford=win

Fly Eyes

34 posts in this topic

Just a quick one, I've been recommended to get a set of fly eyes for my fiesta but I'm not to sure on them.

Has anyone ever fitted them and if so how did they look?

Also just wanted to get people opinion on them and if they think its a worth while mod

cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Sorry for sounding stupid, but erm...what are "fly eyes"?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is a good question lol, I'm not sure what there made of but it look like a kind of very very fine mesh that is meant to protect the headlights but also can add a darker tint to the lights

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for sounding stupid, but erm...what are "fly eyes"?

Your not the only one wondering mate!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

guess there not very common then lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fly eyes tend to darken considerably and I don't think would be legal. Not sure how they would work on the Fester's big single piece headlights as I have only seen them on lights which have separate headlights and indicators.

Have never really seen the point TBH...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for sounding stupid, but erm...what are "fly eyes"?

Hi guys,

ive done some research on the term fly eyes, and found its a filim that goes over your lights,

but i dont know yet is it just for apperance purposes or does it enhance anythin else?

031720a3.jpg

b2ab3262.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a bit cheap, fades quickly and looks awful when they do; they're legal and don't affect much light but for a month or so application, hardly seems worth it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they do fade quickly then I'm really not sure on them, thanks for that bit of info b1g_dav3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fly eyes are perfectly legal, they protect the plastic on the lights as well as darken them as apposed to tinting them (which is illegal)... they look good imo, especially on darker cars, a few of my mates have them and i still aint got round to sizing them up my self

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fly eyes are perfectly legal, they protect the plastic on the lights as well as darken them as apposed to tinting them (which is illegal)... they look good imo, especially on darker cars, a few of my mates have them and i still aint got round to sizing them up my self

thanks for the advice nico, have any of your mates suffered from them fading??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the advice nico, have any of your mates suffered from them fading??

not heard of anything like that before, they are just black plastic at the end of the day

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok that cool, thank very much

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never heard of them fading.... But even if they did, take a hot hairdryer to em and they'll be back to new, I've been meaning to put them on mine for a while now

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never heard of them fading.... But even if they did, take a hot hairdryer to em and they'll be back to new, I've been meaning to put them on mine for a while now

Sounds like a good bit of advice, cheers

once you put yours would you mind uploading a pic so i can see what they look like??

thanks for the help everyone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a quick one, I've been recommended to get a set of fly eyes for my fiesta but I'm not to sure on them.

Has anyone ever fitted them and if so how did they look?

Also just wanted to get people opinion on them and if they think its a worth while mod

cheers

I have had fly eye tint on my rear lights for nearly 6 months doesnt seem to have faded at all and I like the look of it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a good bit of advice, cheers

once you put yours would you mind uploading a pic so i can see what they look like??

thanks for the help everyone

Thats me just getting round to ordering mine, should hopefully have em on next weekend

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Previous car had headlight protectors on that at £20 a pair saved me a £100 headlamp unit replacement, but I don;t see the film really stopping a flying stone to make it worthwhie as a protector.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not a.protector...... It's purely cosmetic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not a.protector...... It's purely cosmetic

Ah.

Ford=Win implied they were more a grid than just a cosmetic film. Sorry for the confusion...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ah.

Ford=Win implied they were more a grid than just a cosmetic film. Sorry for the confusion...

Yea sorry about the earlier confusion, that was down to me not really knowing what a fly eye kit was

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll add my two pennies worth here regarding fly eyes.They are purely cosmetic and do not protect your lights.I had it fitted on my fez when i first bought it in 2010 was the first mod i did and it did look good especially with me having a dark blue car.I had the stuff on for atleast a year and it never come unstuck,but it did eventually fade,when i say fade i mean the black actually comes off as its printed or sprayed onto white (why they did this is beyond me) and they look really tatty and poor.This was the kick in the knackers for me.When i removed the stuff off my headlights it left cracks tiny ones everywhere that are noticible.the reason i think this happened was because one the sun has been shining on them for long periods of time it doesnt let the polycarbonate expand and contract like it naturally should do when there is nothing applied to them.So be warned even though it looks good cosmetically it can damage your headlights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

done mine last week

IMAG2306.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has the brightness of the lights been cut by much?

i was thinking of getting this done myself.

3412.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now