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

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

  1. Rhino8541

    Rhino8541 I like ze best!

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    Very nice write up!
     
  2. AzogSS

    AzogSS Well-Known Member

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    Great write up, they turned out awesome!
     
  3. WATacoRider

    WATacoRider Well-Known Member

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    looks good, but now how well will the finish hold up? Do you have to keep polishng/waxing it every so often?
     
  4. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks and Yes I will keep you guys posted.
     
  5. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.

    Actually I might be gettin my hands on some extra tail lights. I would be able to do them and ship em.

    I'll let you know if I get the extras.;)
     
  6. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks.

    Lmao you are spot on yes its my bros 92, I have an 83 coupe....a bit faster lol.
    I even thought to myself if anyone would spot the reflection in the tailgate lol
     
  7. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    DO IT! you'll like the look.

    Thanks.
    As for how it will hold up, I'm sure it will last since the wax helps seal it but if anything turns up I'll be sure to let you guys know.
     
  8. Ric'sTaco

    Ric'sTaco Active Member

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    Great post! I was just too lazy and settled for Blacked out ones off ebay. +1 Rep. Keep up the great work!
     
  9. HARDSHELLTACO

    HARDSHELLTACO HoofHearted

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    Great Job, Now do a write up on the swirley license plate mod.
     
  10. Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    Do you know how dark is TOO dark here in CA?
    Did you just do 3 coats?
    and...
    Have you had any problems with the popo's?
     
  11. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Thanks man, about the license plate mod....if i told you I would have to kill you:p

    yea just 3 coats gave me this tint, but I think it will vary on how far you hold the can from the lights.

    And no, no problems from the fuzz here in Cali. I've even had a couple sheriff's and PD behind me and nothing.
     
  12. Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    alright cool.
    Its on my list of things to do now.
    Good write up!
     
  13. Natetroknot

    Natetroknot I come from a long line of Conga dancers.

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    Looks like I found a project for the holiday weekend, thanks for the write-up!

    Is the VHT Nite Shades available at most parts stores?
     
  14. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    :thumbsup:

    I did roughly the same method
     
  15. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    The VHT should be able to be found at most auto parts stores, here in cali i had to do some searching and I found it at a specialty shop called Above & Beyond.

    Have Fun!
     
  16. THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Cool, have yours been holding up to the elements?
     
  17. Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    hey on the night shades can, does it say what temp to do it in?
    Im bored, on spring break and its raining. and i need a project.

    So...is it alright to use the night shades when its around 55 degrees?
     
  18. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    I've got a few chips and whatnot, but nothing noticeable. Mine were too dark and still are, I think. Oh well.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    anything on the temp to use the night shades at?
     
  20. TexasToyo

    TexasToyo The Gunny

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    good write up, on my things to do now!!:D
     
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