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post #1 of 27 Old 07-17-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Tinting headlights

Can you use the rustoleum or the vht to tint the headlights? Just going for a light smoked look. Will it last against the heat of the light. will it dim the lights to bad. Anyone who has done out chime in?

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No one done this?

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wondering the same thing..I just did my tail lights and side mirror lights, wanting to slightly tint the headlights, but I have the same worry as you- the headlight heating up & possibly damaging the paint...Hopefully somebody with experience will chime in..

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Halogens will probably buble the paint, hids probably not. There always needs to be a guinea pig so hop to it and let us know how it works. Those are the only ones i have never tinted

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If I'm gonna be a geniuea pig, one question. If it does bubble, can I still remove it easily. Will it mess them up?

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Yes, mineral spirits and or acetone

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I'll have to give it a shot. Mirror lights and tail lights are first though.

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Why don't you just buy them covers you can put over the lights?

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My friend had tinted headlights on his Cadi cts. I had to drive one night after he drank a little much, with the high beams on I had a hard time seeing at night. But it looked bad *** during the day Tinting headlights-imageuploadedbyautoguide1342754058.093711.jpg


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I did this on a old dodge ram i had, it never bubbled and i was using halogen bulbs. I could not see well at night though... so i wouldent advise you do much of a tint. I did a total blackout on mine though.
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