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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Jan 16, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    isnt there a mod to turn your tail lights a flat color? Ive seen it before but cant find it?
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Do you mean tint it and make it flat or just make it flat as is?
    As I understand your question you can just buy a can of matte clear coat and do the black out the taillight mod.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    BLACKnBLUE

    BLACKnBLUE Well-Known Member

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    I too, have only seen a mod for smoking out the lens with a spray-paint like products which you then cover with crystal clear coat and some polishing with wax. Looks good though. But just because you haven't seen it doesn't mean you won't be able to do it, but it does mean you might be the first to do it! After doing my headlights, my buddy (who helped me) blacked out his ATV's headlights and apparently no one on his ATV forum had ever seen it done. Don't be too afraid to try something new, just do lots of thinking and planning to make sure to get it right!
     
  4. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    bwilson624

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    Fog light mod, bed lights, led dome and maps, ABS/VSC mod, turn signal mod, led lights in console and glove box, Sockmonkey Trd decal, blacked out badges, tinted tails
    Awesome thread. Great cheap mods. Keep em comin guys.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    tacoma1923

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    very simple and easy. All i did was print out a emplem and adjusted it to size on the computer then i cut it out with a razor blade and sticky tacked them to the light. Bought a can of night shades and sprayed on a couple of coats and then let dry. Once it was dry i took of the letters and clear coated it.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    Drunknsloth

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    Damn! You should've posted this before I did my tail lights... lol
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    tacoma1923

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    6" procomp,35" toyo mud terrain tires,20" rockstars,halo projecter headlights,floor board lights front and back seats, 3 10" kickers with jbl amp, jensen flip out touch screen
    depending on how long ago you painted them let the sun fade them a little bit and then do it. thats what i did and the TRD still comes out fine and is very noticeable at night.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Blacked-Out Badges; Retribution Decals (Sockmonkey); Tailgate Mod; Red LED Rear Blinkers; Yellow Foglights; Yellow Front Blinkers; Superwhite Xenon Corner Bulb; Leer Bedcap; Bedrug Bedmat; Black Cupholders; Black Plastic Piece Around Window Controls; Plasti-Dip Front Bumper Valence; Plasti-Dip Grill Surround; Blackout Chrome Back Bumper; Metal Miller Skid-Plate; Aero Turbine 2525 Muffler; TSB Rear Leaf Springs and Shocks; Satoshi Grill Pending; Off-Roading Torn off Mirror (Replaced); Blue-Sea Fuse Box; Tinted Tail Lights; URD Short Shifter; Interior Mood Lighting; Hood Lights; BedLights Pending
    It was a while ago and I don't want to really go any darker
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    tacoma1923

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    6" procomp,35" toyo mud terrain tires,20" rockstars,halo projecter headlights,floor board lights front and back seats, 3 10" kickers with jbl amp, jensen flip out touch screen
    you can always sand it and then respray it but eventually the sun will fade them
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Yeah, I might do it in the future if I'm super bored and have a lot of time...
     
  11. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    tacoma1923

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    6" procomp,35" toyo mud terrain tires,20" rockstars,halo projecter headlights,floor board lights front and back seats, 3 10" kickers with jbl amp, jensen flip out touch screen
    im sure the make a sticker or can get a sticker made to put on and paint over it but thats only if you feel like spending a couple of dollars on sticker to use for 10 minutes
     
  12. Jan 20, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    Drunknsloth

    Drunknsloth Indffrnce will be the fall of manknd but who cares

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    Haha nah, I'm trying to save everywhere I can right now...
     
  13. Jan 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    Tinted windows, Rear locker anytime, Secondary filter delete, Parking light activated Fog lights, USA▪Spec Ipod adapter, Map light mod, Relocated 7-Blade, Warn Trans4mer Brushguard & winch, Tire chains, Homelink© installed in headliner, LED lighted 4x4 Switch, Defrost w/o A/C, Heated mirrors, Bilstein 5100's (1.75") & Rear TSB, 50w Reverse lights, Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68, Will this list ever end???
    As the OP of the idea probably did, I would apply a hockey stick wax or sex wax to cut out logo from regular paper. This will allow the paper logo to stick long enough with out moving to paint over and simple dish soap & water will dissolve the wax without residue.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    tacoma1923

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    6" procomp,35" toyo mud terrain tires,20" rockstars,halo projecter headlights,floor board lights front and back seats, 3 10" kickers with jbl amp, jensen flip out touch screen
    that works too
     
  15. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    Shawn08Tac

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    Thanks For That Sweet Code.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    It's hard to get a direct shot of the headlight with the bumper in the way, so here's a side shot:
    100MEDIA_IMAG0074_73a3b7122dff9fc7aea0b67b319e15505c82dbf2.jpg
    And from the front:
    100MEDIA_IMAG0073-1_c62851e678306a9ea683cb391af8fd2be927fb81.jpg
    And from the front (sorry about the size...):
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    Can you see why my screen name is BLACKnBLUE???
     
  17. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:15 AM
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    comiesutra

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  18. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    wmdpowell

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    That is sweet. My wife is bugged by the chime. She tells me in on breath what a bad driver I am then in the next how she wishes the seatbelt chime were off.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    90YotaPU

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    Does this work for the passenger one too?????? I always have a tool bag on my passenger seat and it's the most annoying thing to hear that chime all the time. And god forbid I stop and back up and then move forward again, it starts all over again. MAKE IT STOP!!!!!:goingcrazy:
     
  20. Feb 1, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    sierrahsky

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    Yep. It shuts the noise off
     

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