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

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

  1. Jun 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    whitelightning

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    Bit darker than I wanted but thats ok...
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  2. Jul 19, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    Utahn here... It's apparently a big deal legal wise in the mid west. I've been pulled over twice. First time, cop issued ticket. Second time, cop was a Tacoma owner and wanted to know how to do a satoshi and let me off :cool: Moral of the story. Check your local laws, and keep modding your truck.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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  4. Jul 23, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    Love the look! Want them so bad lol But them jags would hammer me with tickets if I put those on my truck where I live.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    HiFinest Shiggz

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  6. Aug 7, 2013 at 6:27 AM
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    From my latest off-road venture.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    Is the tail light difficult to take apart? I was wondering if anyone had tried to plasti dip or paint the chrome ring around the brake light on the '12/'13 Tacomas? I am thinking of tinting my tail lights just a light smoke, but think the chrome ring will still stand out. Maybe this is a dumb idea and not all that noticeable.
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  8. Sep 3, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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    I've seen someone black out the inside of the housing. But they didn't tint it afterwords... there's really no point. Blacking out the housing would allow the LEDs to be seen at their full potential rather than be slightly dimmed by night shade. Here's a picture from RedCBS' build.

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  9. Sep 3, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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    That's kind of cool, I'll have to check into that more. Thanks!
     
  10. Sep 5, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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    Sub for future reference.
     
  11. Sep 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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    Think imma try this on my IPCW aftermarket tails...
     
  12. Sep 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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    How many people tried to do the buffing compound/wax with a applicator pad & elbow grease rather than a electric buffer?

    I bought all the stuff but have no electric buffer, just applicator pads.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2013 at 5:50 PM
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    I did by hand. Only because I was too anxious and my drill died. :( It can be done. Mine look pretty shinetastic.
     
  14. Sep 12, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    I recommend buying a cheap 30$ harbor freight buffer . I have one and it works great , just keep it in the minimum speed if you inexperienced like me . Just get some descents pads from amazon or autotopia
     
  15. Sep 13, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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    Mine are still holding up well. I think i added 4 coats clear, so still nice n shiney.
     
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    Looks good as heck! I think I'm gonna do this rather than buying a whole new tail light
     
  17. Sep 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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    Just finished tinting my tails and third brake light! I actually tinted my IPCW aftermarket tails just to go with a different look! Followed the steps on this thread and they came out sick!!! Only thing I did different is apply the rubbing compound, plastic x and wax all by hand. Took a bit of sweat to do but they came out great!

    image.jpg
     
  18. Oct 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM
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    Sweeeeeeet.

    Any reason this couldn't be done to the head lights?
     
  19. Oct 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    I don't have a buffer either, but doing mine by hand wasn't getting the results I wanted.

    After wet sanding up to 1200 grit, I used an electric drill with a Mothers Power Ball and Turtle Wax liquid polishing compound (non-abrasive) to get the mirror finish I was looking for. It worked like a charm.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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    Does any one know what product to use
    To remove the vht paint from the tail light
    To redo them?
     
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