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Blacked out tail lights...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by WiTEtaco09, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    WiTEtaco09

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    So I blacked out my tails a while ago with the VHT niteshade stuff but i just got pulled over and i have to take it off somehow or buy new lights. i dont want to buy new lights because that can be pricey. has anyone had this problem? did you buy new lights or is there a way to remove the spray????
    :confused:
     
  2. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    that is exactly what stopped me from spraying mine...buy some cheap after market ones off ebay...
     
  3. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    Ha yeah i regret doing it now. i dont want any real cheap ones. i would love the stock 09's but they are like 300 bucks. i found some JDM ones that are barely smoked and i wonder if they will be any good. still 200 tho. :eek:
     
  4. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    just buy the cheapo ones so u can get the cops to sign you off...then go back to the smoked ones you have now!
     
  5. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    hey try looking at carpart4u.com they have LED taillights smoked, clear, and red for like $155-$160. i think they only go up to a 07 taco, but i ordered the smoked LED for my 2000 prerunner and love them. btw i think the brand sonar is a cheaper version of the spyders but same design. Good luck!!!!
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    Ha thats what im starting to think. but there is still a charge for a fix it ticket. it was like 30 bucks. i got 6 citations on one ticket. yup. it hurt. haha
     
  7. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    Jsb, can you post some pictures of them installed? thats not bad.
     
  8. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    Lets see if i can figure this out? [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 21, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    Halos a also got for like $165.[​IMG]
     
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    What do you guys think? Do they look good, ok, or crappy?
     
  13. Sep 23, 2009 at 3:18 AM
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    Look up your state laws on blacked out tail lights, as long as your brake lights are visible from a certain distance you should be all right..
     
  14. Sep 24, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    What would happen if you took a decent rag and some acetone and tried to remove the VHT Niteshade stuff? I bet it just might come off. If it works, it could save you a bunch of cash.
     
  15. Sep 27, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    Or try using lacquer thinner. That gets thru just about anything.
     
  16. Sep 27, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    I've used paint thinner on a rag to take vht off of lights before. Worked like a charm. This was on lights that had been painted for over a year too. Just remember to take the lights off of the truck before getting out the paint thinner.
     
  17. Sep 27, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    I have never had a problem. Must be your driving record.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Sep 27, 2009 at 7:48 PM
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    get some sand paper syart with 150 grain and work your way up to 2000 grain and then clean them real good and wax the scratches out and they will look as good as stock
     
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    that taillight looks fresh, did you do that mod yourself?
     
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