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Old 01-27-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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Has anyone tinted 09 taillamps?

Has anyone tinted their OEM 09 taillamps?
If so, can you post a picture?

I am toying around with the idea of getting a set and tinting them.
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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I have tinted my 09 taillights. I think it came out pretty well. It was the first time I had done this. As a perfectionist it looks a little "amateur" close up, but from a distance it is exactly what I was going for. I have a ton of pictures, but it turns out that I am not the best (or even a decent) photographer. Here is an example:



My hope is that I will find the time to do a write up on it, and all my other modifications, but I simply haven't done it yet. The LED as well as the third brake lights shine through just fine (I did 3 coats of VHT Nite Shades). Good luck.

[as it turns out I've been lurking on these forums for a while, but this is my second post and I don't really know what I'm doing yet, so if I've posted too large a picture or done something glaringly wrong, please let me know]
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All of the tints look good!
Silver, I have an 05 version of the same truck.
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The LED as well as the third brake lights shine through just fine (I did 3 coats of VHT Nite Shades). Good luck.

Did you do the 3 coats on the inside or the out side of the plastic tail light cover? Thank you much!
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Nice color. never seen it on the road.is not custom is it?
its timberland mica....new to the 09's
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Did you do the 3 coats on the inside or the out side of the plastic tail light cover? Thank you much!
On the outside of the taillight. From all of the reading I did, it sounded like you pretty much had to because you can't "bake" the tails to open them like you can the headlights. I could be wrong, but I just did the outside.
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On the outside of the taillight. From all of the reading I did, it sounded like you pretty much had to because you can't "bake" the tails to open them like you can the headlights. I could be wrong, but I just did the outside.
You're correct. You'll break the lens if you try to open them up a la BHLM...
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You're correct. You'll break the lens if you try to open them up a la BHLM...
I am guessing someone learned the hard way?!?!
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Can I get the tint ( nite shades ) in a auto parts place?
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I've never seen it there before... I ordered mine from Jegs.
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Cool, thanks.
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This time, I think I'll use Pactra Racing Finish Window Tint for my tails.
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Thank you! You just saved me from having to buy a new tail light!
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tint lights

have any of yall had any problems with the cops . driving at night
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have any of yall had any problems with the cops . driving at night
i havent...even w/ my completely blacked out ones i had on the 07. definately no worries on the 09's b/c the LED's are bright as hell
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Cops won't really be able to tell at night... theoretically, you'd have more problems during the day...
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