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 Post subject: tint tailights
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:17 pm 
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hey all, im looking at tinting the tailights on my ba falcon, ive seen a few going around with done and looks pretty mint but just a couple of quistions so i do it right

* is it just as simple as covering the indicator with masking tape to keep it cleap?
*and also what would be the best stuff to use to do the tint?

thanks guys
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 Post subject: Re: tint tailights
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:17 pm 
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someone correct me if im wrong dont quote me on this but i believe tinted tailights are illegal

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tailights
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:23 pm 
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Legality depends on local regulations - in some places it's ok as long as everything lights up the right colour and the reflectors still look factory.

Supercheap sell cans of spray called "Night Shades" - I think it's a VHT product - a few coats of that, rub back lightly then coat in clear, and polish.

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tailights
Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:02 pm 
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I got told its clear red and black all mixed up in 1 can, and in some states its ilegal like nsw and I think you can really do 3 coats rubbing back in between coats and its dark enough a mates brother did his bf and it looked good until he stopped and could only see the spoiler light up ( he layed down about 9 coats without sanding it)

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tailights
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:58 am 
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i put 3 thin coats on my BA, no rubbing back or clear coating or anything. still shows red on the reflectors but looks nice and dark and glossy. Plenty of light gets through even on a really bright sunny day
Its VHT nightshades. About $20 a can from autobarn IIRC

 

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 Post subject: Re: tint tailights
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:00 am 
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if you want to keep the indicators clear just use masking tape. just make sure there is no bubbles in the tape or it will run into them

 

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4.0L - lows - exhaust - NCII seats - NCII door trims - LTD grill - body colour trim - wheels - window tint

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 Post subject: Re: tint tailights
Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:45 pm 
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thanks guys i dont want it to dark but, your purple xr looks mint with the 3 coats might go for that
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