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Tinting Tails

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tanktodd, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    tanktodd

    tanktodd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Limo tint in back w/ 20% on doors. Removed all badges. Stereo headunit, all new door speakers, 2 amps, and 10' sub...so far Black bullbar MotoMetals and 285/70/17 Duratracs. 3" OME springs in front and aal in back with tsb springs Black UWS tool box 5100's all around Plasti-dipped evo front end Fog light anytime mod OEM steps (for sale) HID fogs 55w 3000k HID heads 35 w 6000k "Cool white" dome & map lights
    This might be a stupid question but I'm gonna tint my tails this weekend and was wondering if it's best to do the inside or outside. If the answer is inside how much trouble is it to take lens off. If it's outside how difficult is it to remove from truck.
     
  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    It's done on the outside.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    tanktodd

    tanktodd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Do the lights come out or just have to tape it all off
     
  4. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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  5. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    I did the inside... why would you do the outside?

    I did the inside because it can't get scratched off, and it tints and you can't see the paint. I also used black spray paint not night shades and it worked great, just a light coat to make them darker, remember to tape off the reverse light.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    I've never done it on mine (and wouldn't). Any I've seen done on here do the outside. My guess is it's difficult to get the lens off without breaking the lens.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    ahh I see, I have a 1st gen, it's only 4 screws on each side
     
  8. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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  9. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    nasty ned

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    Why bother ? Ijust don"t se the point in tinting tail light's,they are for visibility(to be seen)Waste of time and really don't look that good anyway JMO carry on.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    Jigzor

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    Check your laws, but I know in Pa it's illegal to tint over the plastic that covers the bulb.
     
  11. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    rab89

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    All I did was warken mine a bit, you can't tell it's tinted, but it looks nicer.

    you can see them just as well in the day or night, so why not? just separating my truck from joe blow down the road.
     
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