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Can you use VHT smoke tint spray on the lower driving lights?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NiceGuyEddie, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    I want to smoke out the lower driving lights but I am not sure if they are too hot. The main, upper lights have the plastic lenses, but there is a lot of air in there and they were not hot to the touch.

    Do the lower lights get too hot? It says nothing on the VHT can about heat or front driving lamps.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    I don't see why not.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    i tried it but did not like it at all. idk if it was the can i used or not but when the lights were on they looked purple lol. not cool at all
     
  4. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    FYI, those are fog lights, NOT driving lights...why would you want to tint your fog lights...you wont be able to see through all the fog we get out here in socal....just find a set of the black blanks that go in there....

    the lower bulbs are rated at 42w IIRC, and the headlights are rated at 55w, again IIRC. i know when i was doing my most recent retro, i tested the output of the stock reflector for a bit, and i was supprised at how hot the reflector bowl got. now mind you, there wasnt a constant stream of air cooling it down, nor an insulating pocket of air, but it got hot non the less.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    i wanted to tint them because i liked the look.

    okay, i will leave the fog lights as be. the rear brake light came out perfect, three coats of tint, two coats of clear, wet sand, polish, perfect.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    if I were u I would use urethane clear coat with a splash of black tinting base and cut and buff it thats what I do at my body shop Ive used the vht and over time it turns like a chalky black color no good nice on taillights though
     
  7. Jan 13, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    thanks, the urethane clear coat i used is, um, i forgot, but the guy across the street works at a body shop and i used what he recommended.

    Krylon Crystal Clear? maybe?

    i am going to buy a new, replacement brake light lens while they are new and cheap, just in case for the future.

    thanks for the advice on the fog lamps, i was about to do it.
     
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