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Old November 6th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Taillight tint w/ spray or film?

Im debating whether I should tint my taillights with spray or tint film?

Any experience suggestions?

If tinting, does anyone know a shop who has tint film for taillights? My regular guy doesnt have taillight tints.
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just DIY it - get some tint @ walmart and use an exacto. BAM youre done
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Old November 6th, 2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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Dont use spray!! Its horrible... Please use film.
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Get it professionally painted at a shop

My friend does 3 coats black pearl and then 3 coats black ..


If you were local in Michigan I can do it for $80 for you =]
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Old November 6th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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Get it professionally painted at a shop

My friend does 3 coats black pearl and then 3 coats black ..


If you were local in Michigan I can do it for $80 for you =]
arent professional paint too dark?
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Old November 6th, 2006, 03:50 PM   #6
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arent professional paint too dark?
well, they "water them down" so that theyre somewhat transparent. i myself used VHT Nite Shades spray on tint, and it worked great, and doesnt look "horrible".



you just gotta do it slowly with light coats and notput it on thick cuz itll drip and then look "horrible". if you know how to use spray paint youll be good.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:00 PM   #7
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If you have a coupe I have the vinyl covers for them
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:04 PM   #8
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well, they "water them down" so that theyre somewhat transparent. i myself used VHT Nite Shades spray on tint, and it worked great, and doesnt look "horrible". you just gotta do it slowly with light coats and notput it on thick cuz itll drip and then look "horrible". if you know how to use spray paint youll be good.
Even if you do it the right way sometimes it still wont look right. Just depends on the kind of spray you use. I just think the tint and vinyl look much cleaner. Check out Joes car for example of a clean finish. I believe he used tint.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #9
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i used window tint and it looked good. glossy and visible. but i had numerous bubbles and it was a ***** to put on, imo.

i used spray now, its more duller and I had to repaint them but it was easy
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Old November 6th, 2006, 04:43 PM   #10
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If you have a v6 coupe...i say don't tint at all, they look fine the way they are..STOCK...if you have a sedan where the side markers are pinkish, i say use the clear red film to make it red so that its just red and white tails...other than that stock is the way to go...DIY painting the tails don't really work out...plus its illegal..
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DIY painting the tails don't really work out...plus its illegal..
what a way to lose your hard-on.....
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Old November 6th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #12
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sorry! just stating my opinion...and my experience, i've done it before...
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you have to be able to see red from your tail lights from 300ft back or something like that. if you cant, then its illegal. trust me i looked into it, cuz i almost got a ticket one day cuz my turn signals looked red...........yea, love my town, give me a ticket for something that would be legal even if it was red, haha. the cop goes, well, it might be hard to distinguish the red turn signal from the red brake light, and i said, well, arent your turn signals on your police car red? that ended that, haha.
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sorry! just stating my opinion...and my experience, i've done it before...
yah I know.. jk man.... but thanks for your tips.
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I have one word for you Lamin-X protective film they have chorcoal, or smoked films that don't bubble, and they also protect your lights...
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you have to be able to see red from your tail lights from 300ft back or something like that. if you cant, then its illegal. trust me i looked into it, cuz i almost got a ticket one day cuz my turn signals looked red...........yea, love my town, give me a ticket for something that would be legal even if it was red, haha. the cop goes, well, it might be hard to distinguish the red turn signal from the red brake light, and i said, well, arent your turn signals on your police car red? that ended that, haha.

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How about red film for 6th gen sedan tailights?
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Old November 9th, 2006, 09:01 AM   #18
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Red turn signals are LEGAL...cops just love giving ppl a hard time!...I have the coupe and my mom has the sedan with the amber turn signals, you can get this red film to make it all red with the reverse light white...thats the cleanest look imo...

OH YEAH...if you really wanted to tint your tails, starrsearch brought up a good company...lamin x has some tint for tails that look pretty awsome...and the light shines through pretty well during the day and night...i think you also get to choose what shade you want! Go for it and let us know what you decide to do!
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I have one word for you Lamin-X protective film they have chorcoal, or smoked films that don't bubble, and they also protect your lights...
--IS THAT LAMINX FILM LIKE STICKER CITY HEADLIGHT FILM? DOES THAT STUFF LOOK CHEAP, BUBBLES, PEELING FROM CORNERS, ETC. HOWS THE PRICES. STICKER CITY SEEMS OVERPRICED. i USED VHT TINT NITESHADES AND TOOKJ MY TIME, THEN I HAD THE LIGHT POLISHED WITH A WHEEL, AND THEY LOOK FACTORY INSTALLED. NO ORANGE PEEL, NO DRIPS, RUNS OR SCREWUPS. NOW I WANT TO DO THE FRONT LIGHTS. I AM THINKING ABOUT BLUE TNT FROM STICKER CITY, ALTHOUGH I PREFER LITE SMOKE TO MATCH THE BACK.
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--IS THAT LAMINX FILM LIKE STICKER CITY HEADLIGHT FILM? DOES THAT STUFF LOOK CHEAP, BUBBLES, PEELING FROM CORNERS, ETC. HOWS THE PRICES. STICKER CITY SEEMS OVERPRICED. i USED VHT TINT NITESHADES AND TOOKJ MY TIME, THEN I HAD THE LIGHT POLISHED WITH A WHEEL, AND THEY LOOK FACTORY INSTALLED. NO ORANGE PEEL, NO DRIPS, RUNS OR SCREWUPS. NOW I WANT TO DO THE FRONT LIGHTS. I AM THINKING ABOUT BLUE TNT FROM STICKER CITY, ALTHOUGH I PREFER LITE SMOKE TO MATCH THE BACK.
How did you make out with the spray tint? Did you clear coat it too?
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What I heard is that Lamin-X is way higher quality, and it wont bubble...but tint film good as well lol cheaper too. www.lamin-x.com
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mine look like smoke-red and i just spray painted it myself
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where u get those spary paint
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