Tail Light Tinting

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Finnegan2win, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    Figured I would check.. anyone here handy when it comes to working on cars? Or maybe know of a good shop that will do this.. I'm wanting to get my tail lights tinted. I've seen DIY videos but I'm not even going to attempt it and have it come out jacked up, want it done right, but the only shop I can find that will actually tint tail lights charges $150.

    I have the same kind of car, just black.. to give an idea of what I'm looking for.



    edit: and no, I don't have retardedass blinking blue lights in the car.
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  2. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    Just buy some R-Tint film. They normally cut it to fit your specific car, you just have to roll it on and squeeze out any airbubbles. If you mess up it's removable and reusable.

    I have tint on my car, but it's not that dark.
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  3. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    I spoke to a guy who did not recommend pre cut films.. and I understand this stuff has to stretch, so if it's pre cut.. doesn't seem like it'd fit.
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  4. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    I guess that would make sense. I've never used the precut film, but I figured for a newbie it would be easier. I had leftover roll from my window tint that I used, worked fine.
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  5. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Yeah, you can either buy the spray tint or the film at pretty much any auto store out there for cheap. (autozone, O'reily's, Pep Boys, Advance, etc)

    Then buy a spare set of tail lights for when you get tired of being pulled over for it.
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  6. Ghost

    Ghost 3 Time US Navy 7th Fleet "Hogging" Champion

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    Never been pulled over for mine?

    Don't use the spray on ****. I tried it on my tail lights a few months back and it didn't work out so well for me. You gotta take sand paper and rough up the surface of the lens and then spray it on a few even coats but you cant get it too heavy or no light will show through and its not even that dark.

    I found it easier just to order the smoked lens. Costs more, but less hassle. Check on fleaba (ebay) that is where I got the ones for my Jeep.
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  7. J Falk

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    Here's my ride. I got the tint from rvinyl.com and only spent like 20 bucks. Did it myself but it was pretty stressful cuz it takes a lot of time and its easy to mess up. But hey if I can do it, anyone can

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    JCBRAVE Tweet me @JCBRAVE

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    Youre a girl?!
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    Lmao. You didn't know? Na that's some hooker I paid to stand in front of my car for this picture.
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    I was gonna ask who the chick was but I didn't want to be creepin.

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