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 Post subject: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:39 pm 
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hey ppls, i now have 5%tint on my windows on the lane thinking about night shading my taillights?
need ur opinion :) i think go dark but not blacked out
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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:40 pm 
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no.










but your gonna do it anyway :)
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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:32 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:34 pm 
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but your gonna do it anyway :)


haha not yet, only have weekends to do it n i cant find the motivation to take the lights out or tape up everything lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:20 pm 
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two coats looks nice i have seen it before, so long as the coats are even

not only that you can if they really got ruined( pretty much impossible ) pick up another pair at the wreckers, or go to the wreckers and tint theres and see( thats what i did before i did my own)

just give it time to dry as they get darker when they dry

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:19 pm 
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I tinted the rear lights on my DA LTD dark black, but it suited it well due to the dark red colour of the paint..

Maybe just tint the red sections of yours and leave the clear bits as they are? I'm not sure it that'll look a bit weird though, you would ideally want to photoshop it before doing it.

Having said that I think it looks quite good the way it is now, but if you do decide to tint them I reckon just a couple of light coats will look good.

Just my personal opinion..

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:26 pm 
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nooooo..
if it was a darker colour i'd probably say yes but on white.. no way..
just my 2c
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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:48 pm 
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Bit off topic but whereabouts around noosa did you get ur tint done, and how much did they sting you for it??

Been thinking about doing it around tax time :D

Also with the tint youll be better off removing the front of the lights
(which i believe is possible with an oven or heat gun, correct me if im wrong)
because i did mine jet black around 6 months ago and they only look a little darker than standard now.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:50 pm 
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nightshades from autobarn.. in a spray pack..
not the greatest stuff though...
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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:01 am 
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Thats exactly what i used, i figure i only used like a 10th of a can so i can always re-do it though

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:47 pm 
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alright looks like im not gonna darken them.. i actually couldnt be botherd anyways cant find the time n motivation cheers ppls


asnmcguinness wrote:
Bit off topic but whereabouts around noosa did you get ur tint done, and how much did they sting you for it??

Been thinking about doing it around tax time :D

Also with the tint youll be better off removing the front of the lights
(which i believe is possible with an oven or heat gun, correct me if im wrong)
because i did mine jet black around 6 months ago and they only look a little darker than standard now.


i think ive seen ur car on outlook drive? its got the tail lights done ay?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:59 pm 
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i tinted mine on my mont..cars gun metal grey and i think they turned out quite well!
did 2 shades as i remember and they practically look stock!
i will post some pics up tomorrow. but i think it would look good with the dark windows ;)

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:02 pm 
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Bilko wrote:
i tinted mine on my mont..cars gun metal grey and i think they turned out quite well!
did 2 shades as i remember and they practically look stock!
i will post some pics up tomorrow. but i think it would look good with the dark windows ;)


yeh the only thing im worried about if i did it is making it even cause its not just the 2 lights its the whole rear

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:12 pm 
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mm yea thats a fair point..

well just work in very light coats. and i was told that (correct me if im wrong cos i cant remember 100%) wax and grease remover will take it off so you can try again? there was definately something that gets it off so its not all over if you eff it up!

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tail lights on my fairlane or not???
Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:11 am 
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heres an idea...

get a pair of headlight covers... -SPRAY THEM!! and see how it looks... If you like it..either keep them on or do the lights... hate it? flick them in the "FAil bin"..

 

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