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Thumbs up Tinted my Tail Lights! (LOTS OF PICS / Fixed links)

Sorry about the first time.




THEY'RE DONEEEEEEE!!!! Click links for bigger pics!

First, a big thank you to Steve (Embassy) for all the VERY helpful advice on how to do everything..

And now here are the pics.


Looks weird..



The area where the "magic" was happening:



Here is my arsenal:



Lights are prepped and ready:



Testing out the equipment:



Lets begin.. after 2 coats:



And finally.. Before:



AFTER:





Sunlight got this one making them look a little darker than they actually are.



This is my first ever time doing something like this, so feel free to comment on quality, look, etc.!

Thanks for reading!

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LOL.

Odd.. I can see them with no problem.
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Okay, I will use image shack then..

Sorry guys.
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i see 1 pic and thats it
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Sorry again guys, mods please delete this thread and I will remake!!

I am using Imageshack to do this ask we speak.
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just edit your post, no need to make a new one
Done! Is this better?
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yea i can see them now, looks really good man...nice job
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Originally Posted by RHCP0801 View Post
yea i can see them now, looks really good man...nice job
Thank you sir. I am EXTREMELY happy with how they turned out. I'd recommend anyone into modding do at least a light coat.
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I was thinking about doing the same, how long does it take? And can you make it darker if you wanted?
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turned out great, i hate it when theyre completely black
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Originally Posted by BCCentaur3 View Post
I was thinking about doing the same, how long does it take? And can you make it darker if you wanted?
I took my time with this project, because I have never done any type of painting or spray painting before. I started at about 11 am and finished about 4 pm.

Cost wise, I spent money on the following:

Nite Shade: $22 (Hazardous material shipping ran me $10 )
Masks: $5
Dupicolor Truck/SUV Clear Top Coat: $5 - $10 ( I can't remember)

Mom gave me the tape and the plastic tarp, so I didn't have to buy that, so I guess you could say those would run about what.. $6 - $10?

If I wanted to, I am sure, but I would have to remove the layers of clearcoat on there first probably. Then do it a little darker, then reapply the clear coat. Maybe someone more experienced could comment on how to do that.

Also, they aren't pitch dark in person (As they appear on the pictures), the sun was out in full force and my photo skills are the lose... They are tinted and you can definitely tell that.

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Originally Posted by RHCP0801 View Post
is that illegal?
Probably, but so is my tint.

If I get a ticket for it I will replace them, no big deal.
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oo, that actually looks good, i usually don't like tinted lights cause people usually do em way too dark
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Originally Posted by genexrocket View Post
oo, that actually looks good, i usually don't like tinted lights cause people usually do em way too dark
Thank you

I went 3.2-3.5 coats tops. I say .2-.5 because I had to adjust the shade on the lights. One was darker than the other at certain areas.
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Hey guys, here is a better picture.

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bwuahahahah ray charles can't see ****. LOL.

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very nice! it actually looks great! i hate super dark tints on tail lights but this one is cool! gj
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