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Tinted my tails today.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by THXEY, Aug 8, 2010.

?

yeh?

Poll closed Sep 7, 2010.
  1. Keep them sons' a bitches

    13 vote(s)
    22.8%
  2. ditch those pile o craps

    44 vote(s)
    77.2%
  1. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:30 PM
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    THXEY

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    So i got a backup pair of tail lights from a member here ryanboutin
    and i decided to tint em out!

    i mean....they look good...but in the same token i dont like them...so.
    i want your opinion, be honest. because im still contemplating wether or not to keep em on

    My stock tails...
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    The ones ryan gave me... (these look good in pics, but in real life theyre pretty ugly)
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    The ones ryan gave me painted...
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    with brakes, blinker, and reverse lights on.
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    boom
     
  2. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    senor taco

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    I don't like em on a red truck for some odd reason. The stick out too much. Looks like you did a great job painting them though.
     
  3. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    and maybe if you want to post and not just vote like a pile that would be cool too :p
     
  4. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    thats how i feel too.....

    i only really like em on black or white
     
  5. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    i think they look like crap-- send them my way, i'll take them off your hands
     
  6. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    I like the stock ones best. Tinted just doesn't look right on the red.
     
  7. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    My honest opinion is that they look good, but I would never do it to my truck, because if I ever rear-end someone with tinted tails, I would sue the s*** out of them. That scares me too much to do it myself.
     
  8. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    here 'n there
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    it'd look better if they werent pitch black...maybe more of a smoked color.i did mine the exact same way as yours, but i didnt like them. so i sanded off the all the tint and re did it with a lighter coat...looks way better imo.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    If you end up taking them off I would love to buy em off you. One of mine is cracked.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    got money?
    me too.
    yeah...the more i look at em the more they grow on me but.......theyre dark... lol

    and ive never liked tinted tails anyway because of that reason. but...whatever i got these for free :D
     
  11. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    i love that idea....but the paint that was on the tails before was a BITCH to get off.... maybe ill do that in the future
    for sure ill keep you in mind!
     
  12. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    Yeah dude I like them but I just get worried that if I were in an accident, someone would say that I purposely did something to make the truck less visible. The lawyers would have a field day with that.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Keep them!!! :thumbsup:
     
  14. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    yeah, we'll see haha...
     
  15. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    I think you went too dark.

    How many coats did you do?
     
  16. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    thanks!
    like 2 1/2 or 3...ish
     
  17. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    Jake, I'm leaning more towards the NO side. They look too dark. Plus I think you'd have to do the bumper black too to make it work. Just me though.
     
  18. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    Definitely NO to the all red ones. Those look like a MOD gone wrong.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    exactly my thoughts....

    i feel like it looks too........"patchy" if that word works
     
  20. Aug 8, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    :rofl: yeah i was not feeling them at all hahahaha
     
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