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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Reyes87, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    Reyes87

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    Anyone get pulled over a lot for smoked headlights?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:51 PM
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    I don't have smoked headlamps, I have the black/chrome housings with led bulbs and I did a light smoke on the side markers. I haven't got popped yet, (knock on wood).
    I did one light coat on the side markers and after it dried they got a little darker. I found out with my first set of markers, I put 3 coats on and it was a mistake! It tells you on the can to use light even coats. With my second set I also masked off the orange reflector.
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  4. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:55 PM
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    Thanks I’m in Virginia so I get nervous
     
  5. Jun 13, 2019 at 10:16 PM
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    I'm in California, they will get you for anything here!
     
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    Ya I’m from there too and I’m moving back next year when I get out of the army
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2019 at 12:13 AM
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    Well, welcome back to our crazy state with all the crazy laws...
     
  8. Jun 14, 2019 at 10:48 AM
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    The main thing is to not make yourself stand out, and to not drive in a manner that gives LEOs more of an excuse to pull you over.

    AFAIK, smoked lenses aren't the type of violation that will typically get you lit up, but it is something that once you're pulled over they can write you up for, especially if you're being a jackass to the officer.
     
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  9. Jun 14, 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    What did you use to smoke your side markers I like them
     
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  10. Jun 14, 2019 at 4:12 PM
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    I used VHT Nightshades. I think I got mine at Pep Boys but I'm pretty sure you can find it at any auto parts store, Amazon for sure. Just don't over do it, the picture of mine only has one coat. Initially it was lighter but when completely dry and set it got a tad darker so be carful.
     

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