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post #1 of 32 Old 06-02-2010, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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tinted taillights/headlights

tinting my taillights whenever it stops raining around here, just looking to see who's done it, and what % tint they used and pictures would be helpful too


May also do my headlights instead of getting harley lights, if anyones done that post what % and pics if you've got them


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to get a really good glossy look just get a can of clear and add a few drops of black then spray the lights (after preping them of course) until the right darkness is what you want, the more drops of black the darker it will be. this is a much better way thn the stupid nightshades that dupont makes. pic of mine is in my signature.

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My plan is to use window tint film on the lights that way I can peel it off if I change my mind ever, or sell the truck, just not sure what % tint to use

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ummm ok, good luck .

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I agree with tcgordy I have done it this way many times. the bad thing about tint is some times it gets tinny bubles because the lights make it too hot.
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gordy,those taillights look sick. can you explain more in detail how you add black to a can of spray paint? the brand you use? etc, etc...thanks man.

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I not sure what he does, But I use real car paint not spray paint don't see how you could mix it and the spray it. So you buy a little thing of clear coat, hardener and reducer (not sparay paint) then some black car paint. then you mix the clear as says on back of the can then slowly add the black paint to it untill you see the darness you want. then spray with a paint gun. Don't forget to prep it good and clean it good before you paint.(some paint shops may do it for you if you ask the right ones)
Gordy please chime in if you do it differently.
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Lol at spray paint.... use a professional spray gun like you use to paint a car. So here you are with a full gun of clear and some black sitting to the side, grab the black and add a few drops of black to the full gun of clear. Important that you understand the more drops add the darker it will be when you spray them.

I do not see how applying window tint to tail lights will work well thru weather hot and cold or applying it on general to the lights without having them look ghetto. But like I said good luck.

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the tint shop i got my jeep (before I got the truck) tinted at does headlights and tail lights...but he charges $60 per pair

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instead of $60, I'm going to get a roll from autozone and do it myself for $10


I just can't decide how dark would be best on the lights, I'm thinking 35% and I'm taping off the reverse lights so theyre still clear also

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anybody done light tinting with film?

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