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    After the grill is sprayed back to a black and not grey color, these will be installed.


  2. My ZHP fogs are yellow but I don't have a good pic. Here's the M frenched out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_B View Post
    After the grill is sprayed back to a black and not grey color, these will be installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPRegistry.net View Post
    My ZHP fogs are yellow but I don't have a good pic. Here's the M frenched out.

    Looks great.

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    Ok, so 'frenched' refers to yellow inner beams?? I'm sorry for the newbie post... Never heard the term before. Cars all look great though!
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    Didnt know what frenched meant until I saw the pic of the citreon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JupiterBMW View Post
    Ok, so 'frenched' refers to yellow inner beams?? I'm sorry for the newbie post... Never heard the term before. Cars all look great though!
    I think it refers to any lights that are yellowed. I see a lot of E30's with all of them frenched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRGcoopahS View Post
    Didnt know what frenched meant until I saw the pic of the citreon.
    Dummy over here still doesn't know what it means...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JupiterBMW View Post
    Dummy over here still doesn't know what it means...
    I'm not sure what it was originally meant, but the way we use it now, it means turning the light housing yellow in some way, either by tinting the lens yellow or painting the reflector, maybe even both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JupiterBMW View Post
    Dummy over here still doesn't know what it means...
    Old french cars have yellow headlights... what else would it mean?


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    "Frenched" lights come from the aftermath of World War 1. Before the construction of the giant waste of money known as the Maginot Line, the French government in their associated paranoia required all French registered vehicles to be equipped with lights of a yellow hue. In their logic, if the Germans tried to cross the border in their vehicles equipped with white colored lamps it would be easy to tell. It didn't quite work as well as they thought (kinda like the Maginot). The law was not changed until 1993 when France joined the European Union, and since then no production cars are equipped with yellow lamps as a standard item.

    Race cars use yellow lamps not because of a supposed belief yellow inherently is a low glare color, but because our human brain processes it as such.


    Quote Originally Posted by JupiterBMW View Post
    Ok, so 'frenched' refers to yellow inner beams?? I'm sorry for the newbie post... Never heard the term before. Cars all look great though!
    Frenched means yellow lights

    Quote Originally Posted by BRGcoopahS View Post
    Didnt know what frenched meant until I saw the pic of the citreon.
    There are no Citroen's posted on this thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Avetiso View Post
    I think it refers to any lights that are yellowed. I see a lot of E30's with all of them frenched.
    yes, yellow lamps. Real E30 French spec smiley's are $$$$$


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    Quote Originally Posted by Avetiso View Post
    I'm not sure what it was originally meant, but the way we use it now, it means turning the light housing yellow in some way, either by tinting the lens yellow or painting the reflector, maybe even both.
    Quote Originally Posted by BRGcoopahS View Post
    Old french cars have yellow headlights... what else would it mean?


    no need to call me a dummy after you complimented my car.
    relax everybody... the Alpine A110 posted above has yellow stickers on it's headlamps, not real yellow lamps


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