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HOW TO: Tinting tail lights, The right way (PICS)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by THExBUSxDRIVER, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 22, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Yea make sure to sand the lights well. Remember more strokes and less pressure when sanding at this stage. Same with polishing because it actually cuts when its done so make sure you have plenty of clear to protect your tint.
    Yea by hand is a pain. Had the buffing wheel from my headlight restore kit so I just used that.
     
  2. Nov 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    MiniManAbear

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    Good news, got a polishing wheel! So tomorrow after work I'm giving it shot #2!
     
  3. Dec 12, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    hey the mod is sick i did it off this post thnx but i live in the mountains and often backing up a trailer and cant see at night with the back up light tinted was wondering if anyone knows of a brighter bulb ? help
     
  4. Dec 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    so how did it turn out?
    You can spray a bit less tint over the reverse light section or you can put a brighter bulb if there is one.
     
  5. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    it turned out sick i found some led lights on the internet for a good price and free shipping.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Leds for the reverse lights? or all of them?

    Pics man!
     
  7. Dec 17, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    MiniManAbear

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    Still doesn't look exactly like yours, but it looks A LOT better than before!
     
  8. Dec 17, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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  9. Dec 18, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Ehh.. I don't have any at the time, but I'll try to get some up tomorrow after work!
     
  10. Dec 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    just so everyone else can learn from my mistake, DO NOT try to spray the VHT tint in cold weather (i tried in 50*F). as it dries, it will begin to crack all around. i sanded the lights down with 800, 1000, and 2000 before hand. luckily i tried on some old tail light before my 2011 lights, so i dodged a bullet there. def try to keep it at 70*F or more.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2011 at 2:01 PM
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    I'm confused on how to take off the gray piece, I have all of the bulbs out of their sockets, but I don't want to break anything
     
  13. Jan 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    Nevermind, found out you gotta use some strength to get it to work.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    The thing that looks like some kind of connector? There's clips on that that clips it into the hole
     
  15. Jan 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    thanks for the write up. i just finished my tail lights and they look amazing. i wouldnt of had the cofidence to do it rite if i didnt see this thread so thanks again :cheers:
     
  16. Jan 31, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Cool man, glad to hear that it turned out well for you!
     
  17. Feb 2, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    Very nice! I am going to look into doing this very soon.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    Love it, adding this to my list. My poor Taco is gonna be solid black lol
     
  19. Feb 24, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    Did it, love it but have to re-do it.
    I accadently sanded too far on one of the edges and I noticed the tint was cracked the other day. You cant tell unless the brake light is on (up close) but I cant get it out of my mind so I will be re-doing them when I have the time.
     
  20. Feb 24, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    This looks so clean. I want to do this to mine pretty soon. Noticed you live in Visalia. I'm just down the road from you in Hanford.
     
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