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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 9:09 PM
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    How would you black it out?
     
  2. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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    I just explained it^
     
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  3. 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.
     
  4. 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?
     
  5. Jan 19, 2019 at 4:53 AM
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  7. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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  8. 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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  9. Jan 19, 2019 at 5:43 AM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Jan 19, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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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.
     
  13. 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
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. 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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    TRD Pro Grille. KC Hilites G4 amber fogs. KC Cyclone Hood Lights Baja Designs S2 Pro Ditch Lights Meso KC Third Brake Light Meso Gashole. Meso Map Lights Meso Light Plates Meso Fuse Cover Meso Switchpro Cover Switchpros 9100 Forum member seat risers. Still sussing out headlight options.
    Anyone know offhand what the specs are for the stainless screws around the rim of the KC cyclones? I want to replace the hardware.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    All painted

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  19. Jan 19, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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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?
     

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