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tail light tint - Review/opinion?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by D44boy, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Sep 24, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    D44boy

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    Anyone have any experience with these, or anything similar?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-12-TOYOTA-TACOMA-SMOKE-TAIL-LIGHT-PRECUT-TINT-COVER-SMOKED-OVERLAYS-/370649261131?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ATacoma&hash=item564c6ae44b&vxp=mtr
    These are way cheaper than the vinyl-x brand and any smoke taillight online, but dunno about ease of use/quality. I don't want to Nightshade my lights, as I like to have the option to go back to stock if I have law trouble with these. FYI I plan to get the lighter 35%, not the 20% that they show.

    I saw that 2 have been sold by this company in the past 2 weeks, and was hoping it was someone from tacomaworld.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    brian

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    FYI, two shades of Nightshades is perfect IMO. That stuff you're looking at will eventually fade. Nightshades can be removed with polish or light sandpaper. Plastic is really easy to work with.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    I was looking at these also. did you end up getting these?
     
  4. Apr 13, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    Did anybody try these? If so, are they any good? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  5. Apr 13, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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    i didnt try THAT exact brand, but on my old honda i picked up some left over scrap tint from the local tint shop (i dont remember the %), and put it on myself, got the job done and just peeled it off when tired of it, but then i traded in and got the taco and used VHT
     
  6. Apr 13, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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    dsrtne1

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    I bought a whole sheet of the stuff on ebay and it turned out pretty good. It requires a lot of patience and a heat gun. Use the heat gun to stretch out the vinyl over the curves. I had to stretch it quite a bit to get rid of bubbles and creases so I wouldn't bother getting the precut stuff since you'll end up shaping it yourself anyways.
     
  7. Apr 14, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    Guys, thanks for your input.
     
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