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Check out my tinted tails

Hey guys...I just finished tinting my tails and I want some opinions. This is the second pair ive tinted...the first were my stratus R/T. I decided to try to go a little fany with these and taped over the backup lights and only tinted the red part of the factory lights...check em out

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looks good! are the legal there?
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Looks very good man! What stuff did you use? I'm wanting to tint mine but to put the thundercats logo on as a stencil so it doesn't get tinted. So when I brake the logo shines thru. :)

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Looks nice, Go Boston!
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Looks good, looks alot like my old niteshaded tails. That will let out a nice dark red glow.
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Thanks guys! I think it turned out better than I expected.

Shalafi49 - I used Nightshades Spray Tint and ordered it from summitracing.com - you can probably get it from an autoparts store also.

I cant wait to see yours with the thundercats logo! Good Luck!
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looks good! are the legal there?
I never really checked if they were legal...but had tinted tails on my stratus for about a year and was never told by cops they were illegal. Also, my tinted tails passed inspection. If anyone ever said anything to me I have a set of stock tails I could put on so im not worried
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Looks like the set I had put on my ranger. I like them.
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those look really good...i wanna do that once i get my truck, if you dont mind how much did they charge you just so i get an idea
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those look really good...i wanna do that once i get my truck, if you dont mind how much did they charge you just so i get an idea
I did it all myself. I bought the taillights for $10 off ebay, tint can for about $12, a can of glossy clear coat $5, 400 grit and 600 grit sandpaper $1 each and did it. O yah, I bought some duct tape also to tape off the backup light part. So about $30 all together.

Its really pretty easy. Sand away all scratches with 400 grit then move up to 600 grit to finish it off and make it real smooth. Put tape over white part if you want it to look like mine, otherwise no taping is necessary. Put some rubbing alcohol onto a paper towel and wipe off lights. Then spray 2-3 light coats of tint on lights. (I did 2 coats) LIGHT coats only so that they wouldnt run. I waited about 5 minutes inbetween coats. Then I waited 8 hrs to dry and took the tape off. I sanded the white part to get rid of any tape remnants and cleaned the lights with rubbing alcohol again. Then I sprayed 4 light coats of clearcoat with about 5 minutes inbetween and let them dry overnight. All done, not too much work involved but gives you a custom look to your truck.

Ive been told any body shop will charge a couple hundred dollars to do it...if you lived anywhere close to MA I could help you do it. Any questions feel free to ask

I think my lights look stock but darker...just what I wanted
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did you already put the clear coat on because there still a little dull looking if so try wet sanding it with a high grit paper. other than that they turned out really nice good job!
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damn they look dark

is there a way to get a shot with the brake lights on?
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Sure I can take one now...
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Update: Pic of tinted tails in the night have been put on my cardomain site...they seem a little dark in the pic but they are really just as bright as without the tint

http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/548808/9
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eh true...not too bad, cool mod!!!
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hey is that the VHT stuff?
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I've never been a big fan of tinted tails/lights, but these do look good. I'm with Zach on the clear coat question...
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Yes it is the VHT stuff...

As for the clearcoat...I sprayed 4 coats and afterwards noticed that they were not as shiny as I would have liked. When I get some time I will attempt at resanding them and reapplying the clearcoat to see if I can get it looking better.
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Heres a question for you guys...do you think I should tint the red part of my 3rd brake light? I havent decided if Im gonna do it yet.

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might as well to match everything else....
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Heres a question for you guys...do you think I should tint the red part of my 3rd brake light? I havent decided if Im gonna do it yet.

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Yes, since you already tinted your tail lights.
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Heres a question for you guys...do you think I should tint the red part of my 3rd brake light? I havent decided if Im gonna do it yet.

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Absofrigginlutely! I have an overlay that had the Ford oval on it but maybe I should niteshade that as well. Very good idea. It would look better if all lights are done like that.
Perfect the process, get them at junkyards, tint them, sell on eBay...might as well use that can to make some of the money back :)
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Perfect the process, get them at junkyards, tint them, sell on eBay...might as well use that can to make some of the money back :)
i bet people would buy them for more then you paid total.

thanks for the how to, i would have expected something really complecated but the only thing i see is just the clearcoat and and making sure that it doesnt drip. thanks
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Tint the thrid brake light, I did mine. Here is a pic of my tails and brake light.

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