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Tinted Tail Lights, Help!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1337Taco, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Sorry, I searched but didn't find these lights, found a few threads about the LED Ebay tails.

    Anybody have any experience with these tail lights?

    And if not do you have any experience with having a shop spray and clearcoat your tail lights? Have they faded or chipped. I don't really want to go the vinyl route and am not that interested in the 09 LEDs either. Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    ilovetacos

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    I had mine done at a body shop. No problems with fading or chipping. I think I had them done 2 years ago IIRC. The shop I got them done at also warrantied them for 1 year against chipping/fading but I never had an issue. They do such a light coat I don't think they would even chip. Mine aren't that dark, just enough to get rid of the pink color.

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  3. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    Okay thanks. I'm gonna sleep on it tonight and probably go ahead and make the purchase tomorrow if I don't see any horror stories about these. Love your truck btw!
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    I had the same thing done on my eBay LED tail lights and just did the same thing to my new '09 OEM tail lights. Just take your stockers to a paint shop and ask them for a quote. You shouldn't be paying more than $100. It is the best way to tint your tails.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    I would consider that but want to have the OEM ones in case I eventually sell the truck or have problems with the cops which I don't think I will.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:13 PM
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    Thanks! I would go for it!

    I paid $100 for both tail lights and the 3rd brake light.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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  8. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:26 PM
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    Too Bad you aren't in AZ. My friend paints cars and he did mine for $50 and thats what he charges everyone. He used House of Color Black paint and 4 coats of clear. I was there when he did them and he said the key is slow good prep and then light coats of paint. Mine have 4 layers of black and 20 min dry time before the next coat. Then let them bake in the sun if you dont have a heat lamp. and make sure not to wash you truck for like 4 days to let them harden.

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  9. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    Your truck looks awesome. I kinda wish I lived in AZ. So many cool Tacos and people over there.
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 12:04 AM
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    Thanks man. And NorCal is sick I like the wether up there.
     
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    Yea, weather is nice for the most part. I usually go down to AZ for spring training every year and its hot in March. Summer is always well above 100 so I don't know how I would handle it.
     
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    Yeah its hot here. today it was 106* I think. But fall, winter and spring are nice.
     
  13. Aug 5, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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    I'll have to take a roadtrip sometime when there is a meet in AZ.
     
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    anyone have pics of tinted 09 tails? i may be able to get my hands on some 05-08's that i'd tint, but maybe not if 09s look better. thanks. also, i've got a mag grey dc if anyone has pics with any tinted tails.
     
  16. Sep 22, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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    Prices will vary...

    I can get some daytime pics later.
     
  17. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    Hit me up bro, im in santa rosa and would help you tint your tails. Ive done another pair off my friends car but not with the Tacoma's yet but it is a pretty easy process. Maybe we get together and do some simple mods to our trucks. Hit me up if you like the idea. Iv'e got a few things ive been wanting to do to the truck too.
     
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