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Has anyone tinted 09 taillamps?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Sideways, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Sideways

    Sideways [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone tinted their OEM 09 taillamps?
    If so, can you post a picture?

    I am toying around with the idea of getting a set and tinting them.
     
  2. 06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    Nice color. never seen it on the road.is not custom is it?
     
  4. S!LVERT4COM4

    S!LVERT4COM4 Well-Known Member

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    I have tinted my 09 taillights. I think it came out pretty well. It was the first time I had done this. As a perfectionist it looks a little "amateur" close up, but from a distance it is exactly what I was going for. I have a ton of pictures, but it turns out that I am not the best (or even a decent) photographer. Here is an example:

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    My hope is that I will find the time to do a write up on it, and all my other modifications, but I simply haven't done it yet. The LED as well as the third brake lights shine through just fine (I did 3 coats of VHT Nite Shades). Good luck.

    [as it turns out I've been lurking on these forums for a while, but this is my second post and I don't really know what I'm doing yet, so if I've posted too large a picture or done something glaringly wrong, please let me know]
     
  5. Sideways

    Sideways [OP] Well-Known Member

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    All of the tints look good!
    Silver, I have an 05 version of the same truck.
     
  6. OhioTaco

    OhioTaco Let it snow!

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    Did you do the 3 coats on the inside or the out side of the plastic tail light cover? Thank you much!
     
  7. jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    thanks...lol

    its timberland mica....new to the 09's
     
  8. S!LVERT4COM4

    S!LVERT4COM4 Well-Known Member

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    On the outside of the taillight. From all of the reading I did, it sounded like you pretty much had to because you can't "bake" the tails to open them like you can the headlights. I could be wrong, but I just did the outside.
     
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    That's not the look for me but I love the flag you have in the bed....Goooo Tigers!
     
  10. Delmarva

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    You're correct. You'll break the lens if you try to open them up a la BHLM...
     
  11. JAG

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    I am guessing someone learned the hard way?!?!:(
     
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    Yup... lol
     
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    Can I get the tint ( nite shades ) in a auto parts place?
     
  14. Delmarva

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    I've never seen it there before... I ordered mine from Jegs.
     
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    Cool, thanks.
     
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    This time, I think I'll use Pactra Racing Finish Window Tint for my tails.
     
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    Thank you! You just saved me from having to buy a new tail light!
     
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    have any of yall had any problems with the cops . driving at night
     
  19. jhodge83

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    wat?
    i havent...even w/ my completely blacked out ones i had on the 07. definately no worries on the 09's b/c the LED's are bright as hell
     
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    Cops won't really be able to tell at night... theoretically, you'd have more problems during the day...
     
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