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Super Ultimate 3rd Brake Light Build

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MESO, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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    MESO

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    I just explained it^
     
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  2. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:44 PM
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    I will be trying this on mine soon as I need to replace a Cyclone with a dead led.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2019 at 12:58 AM
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    Sorry Just to clarify
    just use black spray paint and spray the entire light once the cover is off?
     
  4. Jan 19, 2019 at 4:53 AM
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  6. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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  7. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:29 AM
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    Please post this up - my big dislike about the KC version is the actual red/white look - if the whole thing could be made to look blacked out - I think I may warm up to that version. The entirely blacked out BD lights appeal to me naturally because of the muted look.
     
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  8. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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  9. Jan 19, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    Yes. Then just wipe the top of the led off with some solvent. Leaving the surrounding area black. Warning: this may void your warranty, so do it st your own risk.
    heres how they look all blacks out(post #228)
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...rake-light-build.522181/page-12#post-16946347


    Also, working on some more KC’s :D

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  10. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    Thank you! That is awesome. My all black hardware comes today so thank you for the visual. I am all in spraying black.
     
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    Looks better - still dont like how the LEDs show through and you can see how the tinted red lens is apparent. I suppose you could put tint over the outer lens to make the whole thing look 'blacked' out but you may lose a good bit of visibility and brightness.

    Still leaning toward BDs - love how you provide options and innovate - keep up the great work.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:14 AM
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    Yeah that’s because KC uses 1 color emiter exclusively; white. Then just a colored lens of your choice over the top. Smart move from a production standpoint as they only need to make and stock 1 color light. BD(at least the red and white) uses different color LEDs.
    I do
    Like that idea. And if you look at my original ultimate brake I did this is what I did (red strips, white strips) retrofitted inside the factory brake housing
     
  13. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    No worries, I’m going to play with cutting up some plastic putty knives to see what is possible and where issues are for now.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:42 AM
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    I want a set now, that black out looks awesome.
     
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    Anyone know offhand what the specs are for the stainless screws around the rim of the KC cyclones? I want to replace the hardware.
     
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    All painted

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    Are those NEW KC cyclones? It appears they have switched LEDs. Before they were a longer rectangle (~5730LED)
    You picture they look smaller and square (more along the lines of a 5050, or 3528 LED)
    @Taylor@KC HiLiTES did you guys switch emitters?
     
  20. Jan 19, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    I am not sure they were bought off KC’s site just a few weeks ago. Taylor do you know? Here is a few better pics. Just waiting for my black screws to show up today.

    By the way thanks for the paint Tip!

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