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Finished My Tinted Tails What Do you Think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cstainton, May 30, 2009.

  1. May 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    cstainton

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    And i debaged it and painted all the badges, but i ended up only putting the TACOMA on the back in the middle.. I think it looks good? It like the old-school tacomas.
     
  2. May 30, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    hillbillytaco

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    damn they are dark i like em but they are dark probablly get a ticket it for them around here
     
  3. May 30, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    what did you tint the lights with? night shades? or did you find somethin else? and i painted my tacoma badge and put it above the tailgate handle then somebody stole it.
     
  4. May 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    cstainton

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    haha didnt think about that one.. haha its only around 2 coats of night shades too! Oh well whatever happens happens.. We will see how long it lasts before i get a ticket and they are up for trade on here. haha:eek:
     
  5. May 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    cstainton

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    I used NightShades then clear coat wet sanded it again and then used wax and a buffer and buffed it out... Seriously someone stole it? That sucks i have like 3 Tacomas so if someone does steal it i have extras. What did you use to stick the Tacoma on you truck? 3M Heavy Duty Double Sided Tape?
     
  6. May 30, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    98_Mud_bug

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    no it was some badge glue that i got from auto zone... i painted the other one black and put it on the dash over the air bag cover.. but the one on the tail gate disappeared while i was in walmart one day it sucked.. i want to get some second gen badges and paint black to put on there
     
  7. May 30, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Looks good, hopefully you don't get a ticket...

    How's the light output though?
     
  8. May 30, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    cstainton

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    HAHAH IM HOPING I DONT TOO!!
    Umm idk the brake lights and running lights are easy to see because i used the nightshades, so i dont think i will have any problems.
     
  9. May 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Cool. Interesting spot to put the Tacoma badge.
     
  10. May 30, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    cstainton

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    thanks, i wanted to do something original..
     
  11. May 30, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    That's gotta be about the most original thing you can do with the badge.
     
  12. May 30, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Nice but stay out of WV. I am about half that dark and I get ALL kinds of nasty looks from the police.
     
  13. May 30, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    thats what i told him
     
  14. May 30, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    It is due for inspection in August, we'll see what happens.
     
  15. May 30, 2009 at 7:30 PM
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    well, considering people need to SEE your brake lights in order to keep from plowing into you...dumb.:lalala::crazy:


    It's bad enough you got idiots out there yakin or texting on cell phones, add in the fact that you can't see your brake lights very well...it's just a matter of time before some dork rearranges the back of your truck. .02



    Let me add, I like the LOOK, but I won't sacrifice my truck or safety for the sake of "looks".
     
  16. May 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    Crazy dark but looks really good. I like the placement of the badge too. Good work mang.
     
  17. May 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    Mine are not even close to that dark. They are just a shade darker than smoked but I agree with you on the cell phones and texting. SCARRYYY!!
     
  18. May 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    I like the dark tint & badge, have no idea about the law but hope it works out for ya!
     
  19. May 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    Yeah i was worried when i first finished them too, but at night you can see the lights fine.... plus i also have my 3rd light, i didnt do anything to that so it still stands out... We will see what happens.
     
  20. May 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    And i total agree with you all about the cell phones and everything i didnt want them that dark but owell whats done is done. I hace passed like 2 or 3 cops and havent been pulled over yet, they are pretty relaxed out here.
     
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