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Old 11-04-2012, 12:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone, I was thinking about tinting my taillights black, but I wasn't 100% sure on how to do it correctly so it looks good and doesn't get messed up. I heard before that you can buy a stick-on tint that you can just put on your lights. I have also heard that you can spray the inside of the taillight with spray paint and then let them sit in an over at 100oF for like 20 minutes. I have also heard that you can spray this Rust-Oleum tint on then cover with a clear coat. Here is a link to the Rust-Oleum tint in a can: http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=416 If anyone knows a good way to tint taillights please comment. Thanks everyone

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Why would any one want to reduce the amount of tail light that a follower would see?
Please explain the reason.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Why would any one want to reduce the amount of tail light that a follower would see?
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Because it looks freakin sweet

Mine are smoked not heavily tinted (used to be) and are within legal amounts of light out put so it can be done and done legally
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Because it looks freakin sweet
So, for you, looks are better than safety?
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are within legal amounts of light out put so it can be done and done legally
So, how do you measure the light out put "legally"?
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Safety does matter that's why they're legally tinted.

To test the light for legal amount, in the day light you have someone sit in the car with their foot pressing the brake pedal down and walk 250 feet away to see if the light is visible and then with the brake pedal not pushed down as well.
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To test the light for legal amount, in the day light you have someone sit in the car with their foot pressing the brake pedal down and walk 250 feet away to see if the light is visible and then with the brake pedal not pushed down as well.
Thats what I thought, in other words, you have no clue on how to test the legality of the tint darkness
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Thats what I thought, in other words, you have no clue on how to test the legality of the tint darkness
Never Been stopped and have many cops driving behind me before... A friend of my family who is a state trooper has even said they are fine. On the other hand my window tint is illegal
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+1 to 2001 SES, I agree with 2001 SES that it looks freaking sweet. Also if you completely black out your lights and can't see the red light shine then that's just dumb, but having a black "dust" over them just make it look sweet. If you can't see the brake lights shine from a lightly tinted car, then your following to close and need to get off that car's butt. For the legally part of it, here in Colorado some of the cops even have their taillights tinted to become more hidden at night, so if cops can do it then why can't regular citizens do it?
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ive heard of a few methods and my favorite is to put a little bit of black into some clear coat and spray them with a paint gun. do as many layers as you need and then you can just use regular clear over em, mop (color sand/wet sand), then buff em out to a nice pretty shine. gotta be careful though because it is transparent so if your job is blotchy and uneven, itll show when you hit the brakes.
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