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has anyone done a btlm

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by DubVtundy, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. DubVtundy

    DubVtundy [OP] ERMAHGERD

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    As the title says it has anyone done a black tail light mod to the 2005-2011 tail lights. i took them out and look at them and dont seem that they are going to come apart very easy. any help?
     
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    someone tried to do that awhile back..its glued so well and you will end up cracking the lens. no the oven trick won't work on this one.
     
  4. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    You'd have to use a dremel to cut them apart and reseal them. They don't come apart like the headlights.
     
  5. DubVtundy

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    yeah forget it then i will just try to find some black tail lights lol and im not vht my tail lights i had that on my old car and got pulled over for it and had to get it off and trust me that shit is a pain in the ass to get off
     
  6. zxtaco636

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    I have always used a vinyl tint overlay. Basically a vinyl cling decal you put over your tail light heat it up so that you can conform it to you lights and you are done. I have used them for years and thats all I will use. If you get pulled over and have to take it off you just peel it off there is no adhesive to worry about or anything. I never had an issue with them peeling up either if that is a concern, and I used car wash pressure washers on them. Never had an issue.

    There is a company called rVinyl that you can order it through, I'm going to do my truck tail lights soon and the price is only going to be around 30 bucks.
     
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    I have my head and tail lights tinted with a material that is similar to the tint that they use for your car/truck windows. My local shop that tinted my windows has this product from 3M that they use for tinting head and tail lights. It looks fantastic and it also protects the outer housing plastic from going opaque and yellowing.
     
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    VHT Nightshades. It fades after awhile but not a biggy to retouch them IMO.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Sgian

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    Rconectn, do you happen to know the name of that product that your tinter uses? I am quite interested in doing this when I finally get my truck. Thank you.
     
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    Just re-did my tail lights after 2 years of VHT Nihtshades. Love the stuff and takes bout half a day. and for removal...i just take them off and used nail polish removal.. doesnt ruin the lens
     
  11. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    x2 I will never tint my tails because of a fear that happening....
     
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    I'm pretty sure Rconectn is talking about the same product I am. It is a vinyl tint overlay. You can not use regular window tint on tail lights or headlights because it does not stretch enough to conform properly and when you heat it up it will actually fuse with the plastic. Again you can check out the website rvinyl.com
     
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    Let me call them and find out

    OK, I called and they use this product called Lamin-x, it's fantastic stuff. I used the gun-smoke (medium color) on my head and tail lights . Here is the website http://www.lamin-x.com

    Hope that helps
     
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    Good advice! I never thought about this and I was about to tint mine. Will not be doing the tint after all.
     
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    Well then.............If I ever rear end someone I will hope they have tinted tail lights LOL......Damm they will find ANYTHING to absolve 100% responsibility for our wrong doings....
     
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    Sgian The sherbet is fermenting........

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    Awesome, thanks Rconectn and ZXtaco636 for the info. Apologies for the thread hijack. matt
     
  17. DubVtundy

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    yeah im deff not doing the vht again its just a pain and someone to rear end you and blame it on that deff not worth all that but i want actual black tail light housing oem ones but just black
     
  18. DubVtundy

    DubVtundy [OP] ERMAHGERD

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    that you are wanting 2 sell?
     
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