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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:26 pm 
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if i wanted it done id see if i could get them tinted propperly. that night shades stuff looks awful 90% of the time iregular finish and it disintigraded the middle panel on my friends pulsar!
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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:49 pm 
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you cant tint them properly as tint requires heat , heat warpes plastic so its this stuff or nuffin and every one of my cars have turned out ok lol :D

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:22 pm 
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i saw a eb gt look-a-lik a while back and it had a reflective silver tint over them it looked awsome il see if i can find the pic

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:00 am 
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Marmo aka GRNGOB wrote:
i saw a eb gt look-a-lik a while back and it had a reflective silver tint over them it looked awsome il see if i can find the pic


was about to say the same thing.
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Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:29 pm 
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Hmmm.. reflective Silver Tint .... Where to buy this ? Anyone Know?

Ah bugger it might just stick with Slightly darkened :D

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:12 pm 
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The more I think about it, the better the idea sounds.. Perhaps buy an extra set of tail lights and experiment. When I get back, I think I'll do the same even though it'll be harder to find lane tails.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:51 pm 
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Hey all, I just had a BAxt come into work and it had the clear part of the tail light (the reverse and indicator part) tinted and it looked awsome, it was on a Ice mint colour too
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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:24 pm 
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Vic wrote:
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personally i think anything that makes brake lights duller and harder for the guy behind you to see should be illegal!

But isn't that easily fixed with brighter globes?


true, but they never do though!! :P

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2005 1:17 am 
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I never thought of tinting my rear lights till I saw the pics and thought it would suit my car.

But why only use and refer to using the spray? What would be so hard or wrong with buying some proper window tint from the shops and just tint one side of the lens. Professionals might use the heat wrap tint but for the home tint you just need some metho and water or non alkaline window cleaner. My dad and myself have always done our cars ourselves and they have never faded or bubbled, even after 12 years!
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Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:58 pm 
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if i wanted it done id see if i could get them tinted propperly. that night shades stuff looks awful 90% of the time iregular finish and it disintigraded the middle panel on my friends pulsar!


That's why you remove the lights from the car first :P

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:13 pm 
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Just give them a little punch with the palm of your hand, striking from front to back of the car and they will come out.

I dont think you'll break them they are pretty tough.


Yeah I sort of tried doing that but they didn't budge. I am worried if I do it too hard I might hear a "God awful Snap or Crack,"and then be shelling out a few hundred bucks for replacements :( :?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:46 pm 
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I saw a 2001 Red Commonwhore SS ute whilst walking thru the City today and I noticed the owner had done the old Darken the Taillights thing I have been talking about here. And thought that looks cool. But then on closer inspection this Holdung owner had sprayed the "Nightshade" stuff too close and with too much as you could see the awful dried run marks on the taillights.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:00 pm 
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Hate em the rear lamps stop ppl running into you

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:26 am 
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I was only wanting to give my Taillights a sort of slight Tint like you see on a lot of the new European cars and not the 'Fully Sic Moite" darkening you see on a lot of Commonwhores lol.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:16 am 
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Well I finally got around to doing this darkening taillights Mod. Anyways I think I have managed to get them a few shades darker than normal and not over the top ""lebified" dark in any way. Yes you can see all rear Brake & Indicator lights etc for any of you gasping out their. PICS to come

 

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