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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Taillights: to tint or not to tint?

I like the way the tail lights look but now that my windows are tinted they kind of stick out. Im on the fence of weather or not I should black them out. The reverse lamps and the other marker lights on the rear are blacked out and look very good but I don't know if adding the tails would be too much.

I just would like to see some opinions and or pictures before I make a decision.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 06:20 PM
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Do it. And hit it with a non yellowing (rustoleum, krylon) clear coat if your rattle canning them. i have used eBay vinyl head light tint in the past, looked good and easy to work with.

Yours may be bigger, badder, and cleaner than mine, but when you pop the trunk...... it says WX3!
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Do it but make them a light smoke rather than super dark



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Yeah looking at them more I definatly have to do something with them they stand out too much. Smoke is a good idea but it seems hard to pull off without looking blotchy.


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Yeah looking at them more I definatly have to do something with them they stand out too much. Smoke is a good idea but it seems hard to pull off without looking blotchy.
Yeah, I know for me I'd have to have a professional do it because I know I'd screw it up unless going DARK LOL But lightly smoked would look super clean IMO



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I know what you mean you dont have much choice with a rattle can lol.


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If you have experience with rattle cans it not hard at all just start away from tail light and just paint over really light but in fast fluid swings back and forth, its what I do when I tint headlights. Never had a slight complaint by anyone. They make smoked vinyl tint too!

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Yeah I'm not bad with a rattle can all the other lights look really nice, I gave them a few coats of clear and wet sanded and polished them and they have that deep look. They just dont put out a hole lot of light lol. Ill try and practice the smoke look on something and see if i like it.


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Do it. And hit it with a non yellowing (rustoleum, krylon) clear coat if your rattle canning them. i have used eBay vinyl head light tint in the past, looked good and easy to work with.

This might be your best bet, cheap, easy to use (especially on those small flat sections of your tails) and is reversible if you dont like it or get tired of it.


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