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02:35 Dec 25, 2002
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering / headlight
Italian term or phrase: Cupolino tampografato
General technical term related to head light (probably in the field of automobile)
Local time: 07:46

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4 +1pad printed front fairing
Derek Smith
5pad printed dome light
Angela Arnone
4carbon fiber headlight guard
Marie Scarano



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carbon fiber headlight guard

After some research it would seem this makes the most sense. More context would be helpful however. Anyway, the Treccani Lessico gives grafitare- grafitazione- spruzzare sotto pressione oli addizionati con grafite su alcuni elementi strutturale di macchine (in particolare autovetture) a scopo di lubrificare e di protezione contro la corrosione. Cupolino refers to their shape. Various models are offered. Sometimes they are referred to as headlight guards or protectors, stone guards, grill guards. I imagine they are usually mounted on SUV's and jeeps.

Marie Scarano
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pad printed dome light

As far as I can see the expression "cupolino" refers to the dome-shaped light that can be found in various situations on a car but also, for instance, on a bicycle.
"tampografia" is a technique known as "pad printing" and it is used to mark parts that are not flat (and in fact a dome light wouldn't be)

Aztec 7: Carabo Restyling, Part ... Rear license plate holder with dome lights added; Rear reinforced ... Rear trunk box added; Front splash-guard added; Front ... New mirrors; Car painted in grass green.

PAD Printed Images - Butler Technologies ... serving what's important to you. PAD Printed Images PAD printing is used to
directly mark products or components that have unusual or unique shapes. ...

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pad printed front fairing

Hi Ajit
I reckon your text may refer to motorcycles rather than cars. In my experience in this area cupolino was always translated as front fairing (see link).

    Reference: http://www.superauto.it/biondi/dettaglio.asp?ID=1134
Derek Smith
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agree  Gian: fully agrre - http://www.poly-est.com/PRODUITS/italie/duc-it/tetefourche90...
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