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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:46 pm 
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i wanna make my tail lights darker but i dont wanna use a spary tint to do it,

i've heard and see of people getting their tail lights tinted with a black film which makes it look completely black but the lights still shine through as normal?

is there such thing? or people just pulling my leg? haha

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Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:55 pm 
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i experimented with K-mart window tint film some time ago with an EA tail light... it didnt really work well.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:38 am 
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The ones on my el where done before i got it but i believe they where pulled apart and sprayed from the inside which has given them a awsome finish as they still have the gloss of the plastic and still shine through 100%.

Its not the best photo but you get the idea.

 

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:44 am 
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ah,i was more thinking along the lines of getting it done by tint- a - car when i gt my windows done.

i guess i'll just ask them haha.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:29 am 
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nah screw that, just spray it. if you do it right it looks glossy

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:43 am 
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yeah probly best just to spray them. cans are cheap yeah?

reckon i'd get pulled over a fair bit with them tinting?

also how good is the light that still shines through? just like normal?

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:21 am 
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I've done it to mine with a can of VHT Nightshade and a can of clear coat.

It is not completely black but around 60%

They do shine through as normal but if you go too dark they won't. That is when I would recommend switching to LED brake and indicator bulbs and you'll be sweet.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:21 pm 
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i had mine tinted. cutting laps in town with the lights on and cops behind me. never got hassled. driving home one arvo the cops noticed and defected me. they shine through like normal if you don't go to dark

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:49 pm 
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With one of the cars i tinted the taillights on, i pulled the lenses off and sprayed the inside instead, and it came up a million bucks. Looked heaps better, and still retained the normal gloss of the taillight.

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:54 pm 
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lol F**k going to tint-a-car they are a***hole
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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:38 pm 
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cover inside of the lens with plastic fly sceen mesh and use black paint , you'll end up with small black squares but clear lines for the light to come through normally , old school but works

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:26 pm 
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I sprayed mine a year ago with VHT niteshades, as said above do it right n it looks sweet. Not the best foto but it is glossy

 

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:30 pm 
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You can get the black tint spray on stuff from MALZ (WA) for pretty cheap

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:43 am 
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thanks for the ideas guys,

i might go grab another pair of tail lights for my car and just see which one works best lol

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:35 am 
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There is a guy in WA who is or was selling some on Ebaya few weeks ago and they are black and shiny I got him to do a spare set for Hazens car and when she uses her brakes or indicates you still see the colour of her lights it cost me $50 as I freighted them and Hazen picked them up when she was over there.

They look great on her dark ute.

 

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