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Just tinted the tails

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Leer, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    Leer

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    With the help of some VHT Night Shades, My rear now looks a little different. It came out a little darker than I had hoped, but it should be fine for now, I may just sand down the circular area for the brake light a little to lighten that part up later.

    What do you guys think?

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  2. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Konaborne

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    Looks good! I dig that you left the reverse light clear. Brakes look a little dark though.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    senor taco

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    Way too dark.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    Dr. Pepper

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    Looks good dude, but yeah as stated way to dark. Usually people cant get the glossy look from doing it themselves, so good work!
     
  5. Aug 25, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Dustyroades

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but why tint something that by definition is supposed to be bright?
     
  6. Aug 25, 2011 at 11:05 PM
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    Lol, guys thanks for the input. Like I said earlier though it did come out a little darker than I expected. It's a real easy fix thiough! I'll post some picture when I fix it this Sunday.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    Nice sheen, but a bit too dark, how'd you get them so glossy?
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    just alot of clear coats!!!! I personally like the look but yeah i could see it being that dark as a problem. I put on 3 or so light coats and it came out pretty dark. But, even during the day, all lights are still pretty bright.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    Looks cool, is that kind of tinted rears legal?
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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  12. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    did a nice job glossin it up, but too many coats of the VHT for my taste
     
  13. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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  14. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    No offense but tinting tail lights to look cool is a really unsafe idea, I hope you change your mind before someone gets hurt by not seeing your lights
     
  15. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Looks good .....
     
  17. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    1) Good job on the tint, man. The final product looks well done but yeah a little too dark for my taste. Glossy look is nice tho.
    2) My buddy just finished clearing a fix-it ticket he got for his tinted tailights. I let him borrow mine to get it cleared by the sheriff. Total cost was only $25 for the ticket, not including the hassle of clearing a ticket. Better luck to you, bro.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    Smart!.. Keep that photo for the "before" picture. Then post the "after" pic when some idiot rams his vehicle into the back of you!
     
  19. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    Good he got a ticket and :smack: to you for helping him "fix" the ticket.
     
  20. Aug 28, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Haha, I cant let a buddy pay through the roof for new tail lights. No taco left behind! HAha but yea not the most ethical answer to the problem on 2nd thought.
    BUT fyi OP, start thinking about what to do in case you get a ticket as well or even worse.....
    Just giving you a heads up, I will never wish bad things to another taco.
     
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