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Old 01-01-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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anyone ever tint or smoke their tail lights??

i was wondering if anyone has ever tinted or smoked their tail lights... how did you do, with what product and from where...post pics please......thanks!
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Tinted em. Slightly dark.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:02 AM   #3
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Tinted em. Slightly dark.
What did you use, and from where??
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:04 AM   #4
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I think it was called vht Nightshade or something like that. Threw on like 2-3 coats and a couple clear coats. Just know that if you tint them, they will get darker once it sets.

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vht nightshade.
some people use these steps:

spray vht nightshade to the darkness you desire
spray lots of clear coat to protect the paint
sand it down using 1500grit to get the orange peal effect away
use rubbing compound
then wax it till it gets it shiny.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:07 AM   #6
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I used House of Color black Car Paint that was thinned out. Three light coats and 3 coats of car grade clear. THey are glossy and VERY dark but the light shines through VERY well.
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I used House of Color black Car Paint that was thinned out. Three light coats and 3 coats of car grade clear. THey are glossy and VERY dark but the light shines through VERY well.
NOt a bad idea. As long as the light gets through it's good.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:10 AM   #8
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NOt a bad idea. As long as the light gets through it's good.
Yeah I'll go take a pic
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:12 AM   #9
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Yeah I'll go take a pic
At night it shines well on mine. During the day they might be questionable. But I've had cops around me before with them during the day and have yet to get pulled over for them.
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:21 AM   #10
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Sorry no ones with reverse or with brakes on. I don't have a person to help me take a picture right now haha
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:27 AM   #11
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i guess i dont get it. the trucks look great! but the brake lights are for safety, right? i would want them brighter, not dimmer.

i drive regularly in very dense fog..i want my brake lights simmering bright.
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they look real good... wish i could find a quick and easy way to do it...i dont have a lot of time on my hands cuz of freakin homework, and workin out for the air force rotc
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Old 01-02-2010, 12:36 AM   #13
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i guess i dont get it. the trucks look great! but the brake lights are for safety, right? i would want them brighter, not dimmer.

i drive regularly in very dense fog..i want my brake lights simmering bright.
I think its safer (my veiw) because during the day they are still super bright and change from black to red. People can see I'm braking easier. also It passes all DOT tests in brightness.

EDIT: But I completely understand where you are coming from about the safety issue if you were to do them too dark.
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:27 AM   #14
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check out my tails. I used tamiya ts-71 smoke spray. thats all you need! get two cans they come out glossy and smooth out evenly on its own
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I don't get why people sand down the VHT stuff. It doesn't say anything about sanding or adding clear on the instructions. It's all in how you spray it.

I have tail light covers if you want them, OP.
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i did vht niteshades, turned out well
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Here's my Tails...I used VHT Nite Shades. I didn't sand em down afterwards or any thing like that cause I like the matt black look better than shiney
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lig...ast-night.html
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I don't get why people sand down the VHT stuff. It doesn't say anything about sanding or adding clear on the instructions. It's all in how you spray it.

I have tail light covers if you want them, OP.
You wet sand em down first to promote adhesion
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You wet sand em down first to promote adhesion
We wet sanded mine and didn't use a clear coat, and they're perfectly fine still.... They do seem to be becoming less black and more of a purple tho


Might have to redo mine soon. Btw we used VHF niteshade on mine.
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