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

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

  1. Apr 2, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Idk where you are at but try some high end car/truck shops. Or pep boys might have it.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    alright thanks again.

    I went to autozone, and all they had was a rustoleum tint, and it says dont spray more than three coats or else light may not be able to show through....so thats no good.

    Ill have to hunt down some nite-shades.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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  4. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    Looks good, but will fade.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    Have you done this before ? Over what period of time ? Will the Az Sun and Heat be too much ?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    PRBulldog36

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    AWESOME !!!! How long did this take you from start to finish ?




     
  7. Apr 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    that is the best set I have seen yet. Great work man!
     
  8. Apr 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Hmm cant recall exactly but I say about 5 hours maybe, I took my time though
     
  9. Apr 3, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    thanks!
     
  10. Apr 3, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    Yes. Mixing clear and black into a paint gun is much faster and no prepping, sanding or polishing.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    SurfInferno

    SurfInferno Dont be stupid, its not smart.

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    Is it just me or does it say toyota tacoma still in the bottom left of the tailgate even though its debadged? i wonder if the wax made it stand out?
     
  12. Apr 3, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    Thanks for the response. I don't have a paint gun so I have to go the long route.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    It looks like it wasn't cleansed thoroughly. It could use some rubbing compound.

    Time is money. And you can have a body/paint shop do it for $50.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Lol well it did, its gone now. I had to rub it reeeeaally good.
     
  15. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    AWESOME write up & AWESOME Mod!!!:bowdown:
    Much cheaper that buying aftermarket lenses too!
     
  16. Apr 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Tinting taillights is illegal in California. Whether or not the LEOs enforce it in your are is another thing. It's like tinted windows. Some cops enforce it and some don't.

    Some cops have stated they can write a non-correctable ticket for it (so it's not just a $10 fix-it ticket). They use this section in the legal code.

    26101. No person shall sell or offer for sale for use upon or as part of the equipment of a vehicle, nor shall any person use upon a vehicle, any device that is intended to modify the original design or performance of any lighting equipment, safety glazing material, or other device, unless the modifying device meets the provisions of Section 26104. This section does not apply to a taillamp or stop lamp in use on or prior to December 1, 1935, or to lamps installed on authorized emergency vehicles.


    There are others they can use as well (e.g. Tail lights must be red. Tail lights too dim).
     
  17. Apr 19, 2010 at 2:10 AM
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    could you do this to your headlights too? anybody try it?
     
  18. Apr 19, 2010 at 2:18 AM
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    awesome job! :thumbsup:
     
  19. Apr 19, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    Yes, you could. And yes, it is kind of dumb.
     
  20. Apr 20, 2010 at 12:57 AM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER [OP] Victory is reserved...

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    Yea, dont try it man.
     
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