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blacked out tailights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Krusey1011, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    Krusey1011

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    Ne one try blacking out the base of the tailights just like the headlight mod?
     
  2. Aug 11, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Fallbrook like 50 min north of san diego
     
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    in the middle of nowhere.. sorry i had to say that lol.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    Heeeeeell yeah it is! but it's cheap n I save alota money.. movin in 4 1/2 months though. Ok, it's cool that everybody is interested in where I love lol but ne one ever hear of the base of the tailights bein painted vs the lense cover? if so got a link?
     
  7. Aug 11, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    I havent see that mod yet.
     
  8. Aug 11, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    you havent seen it because....
    actually, there was a guy that cut the plastic, sprayed them, and glued them back together. so trying to do it the BHLM way by separating the lenses wont work, but cutting the plastic and re-glueing will work.
     
  9. Aug 11, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    Yeah I havn't taken them off and looked at them yet. You have to cut the plastic huh? I'll have to check it out. If you find ne how to's or pics on that let me know.
     
  10. Aug 11, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    search over on TN (toyotanation.com), im at work right now..
     
  11. Aug 11, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    if u know a painter, they can use clear n just add black to it.. even better than the spray can.
     
  12. Aug 11, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    ^ were talking about painting inside the light, not doing the stupid smoking out lights.
     
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    oh my bad.. lol..
     
  14. Sep 29, 2009 at 5:19 PM
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    they make a spray at advanced auto parts for like 10 bucks called night shades or something like that and it works pretty good alot cheeper than getting a new lense
     
  15. Oct 1, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    ^ if you go search over on XR-underground.com, there is a writeup on how to do it. there are several guys over there that have done it.
     
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    It is hard lol. I bought a set of 05-08 taillights and have them cut apart and painted already but haven't resealed them yet because I didn't like the pinkish lense our lights come with.

    I just bought a set of ebay last week that have clear lenses. I've got one cut off and am getting ready to start on the second taillight but I think I might need to buy a new dremel first...might have burnt out the motor:facepalm: I'm going to see if it has enough juice to cut the second one but if not the project is back on hold.

    Here's the thread on tacomaworld:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/51435-black-taillight-mod-btlm.html
     
  19. Oct 1, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    yep, thats the only way i know of. the glue for the tails is different than for the headlights...baking in an oven supposedly doesnt do anything to it! people have cut up their hands trying to pry them open...hence the dremel solution!
     
  20. Oct 21, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    has any body tried just lightly spraying them so they aren't totally black but darker if so pics please!!! thanks
     
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