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Old 02-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #1
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Tinting Tail lights

I have read the sticky thread on here using the vht spray tint... how many of you guys have gone the vinyl wrap/tint method?

Any complaints? I just dont know how I feel about making them permenantly colored that way especially if I get hasseled a lot from law enforcement.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
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If you are questioning doing it with repercussions of law enforcement. Don't do it... Have you ever considered looking into tail lights with a black housing?
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:34 AM   #3
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I want to do it... and I doubt I will have any trouble with law inforcement although in the rare case I did spraying them is perminent! whereas the wrap is not. And who knows, I may not like how it looks... I have but only found a few options on ebay which I am not a huge fan of.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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I want to do it...spraying them is perminent! whereas the wrap is not.
VHT is far from permanent, and is actually fairly easy to remove.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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i had my tailights wrapped, i paid a guy at a tint shop to do it.
What did it run you?

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tinted tail lights...
That actually looks really good! If you dont mind me asking... How much did he charge you?

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VHT is far from permanent, and is actually fairly easy to remove.
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What did it run you?



That actually looks really good! If you dont mind me asking... How much did he charge you?


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not permanent in the case being that you wet sand off all the paint and restore them back to stock with lots of elbow grease and love.
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He charged me 80 bucks to do my tails and my 3rd brake light. Also with a lifetime warranty.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #12
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not permanent in the case being that you wet sand off all the paint and restore them back to stock with lots of elbow grease and love.
Wet sanding is only necessary in extreme cases where the VHT has baked into the plastic over a long period of sun exposure, like in Phoenix. Here in Washington, VHT will almost always come off with a paper towel and paint thinner or gasoline, in a matter of a couple minutes.
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Wet sanding is only necessary in extreme cases where the VHT has baked into the plastic over a long period of sun exposure, like in Phoenix. Here in Washington, VHT will almost always come off with a paper towel and paint thinner or gasoline, in a matter of a couple minutes.
that sounds a lot easier than what I did!
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Does VHT go on fairly smoothly?
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I would think in the event of an accident the person who rear ends you could claim that they couldnt see your lights good enough. The officer might site you for the ticket.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:03 PM   #16
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Does VHT go on fairly smoothly?
Personally I don't like VHT because it goes on so dark, even with only 1 coat. BUT, I also hate black lenses, I like smoked lenses, and charcoal can be a little difficult to achieve with VHT in particular.

This is what I use and it goes on really well, and is easy to tint to the level you want. Autozone is the only place that I have ever been able to find it at: http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=87705_0_0_

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Id do them for you if I was closer or you wanted to drop them off. Bought the sub off you. Used VHT, got it smother then the origional lights. Have some pics in my build. Have a couple buddies that want them done too. Used the how to below. 2 very light coats followed by lacquer and sanding/polishing.

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Id do them for you if I was closer or you wanted to drop them off. Bought the sub off you. Used VHT, got it smother then the origional lights. Have some pics in my build. Have a couple buddies that want them done too. Used the how to below. 2 very light coats followed by lacquer and sanding/polishing.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...-way-pics.html
haha well if you are ever back in the area let me know! I buy some beer and pizza! I looked at that seems to be pretty simple but really time consuming... might just have to bunker down and do it.

I saw you posted the sub up for sale??? was everything okay with it?
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I tried to do mine with transparent vinyl yesterday, its a pita. Got frustrated and gave up but ill try it again soon im sure..
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I used that Rust-oleum tint on my blinker lens and markers while doing BHLM and it sucks, its so speckled looking, I'm not a rookie with the spray paint either!
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