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Old 01-04-2009
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Darkened tail lights. Yes or no??

My buddy has this paint that darkens the lights and he did it on his truck. I was thinkin about doing it on mine but didnt know how it would look. What y'all think?
Its a dark green 1998 Ranger. I tried to put pics up but i was having trouble. Hopefully soon.
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LOTS of folks do it...

so do it!


just dont go tooo dark on it. it's a real safety hazzard if you go too dark.
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make sure you use the [IMG] code, not the embed.
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OK. I just wanted like a little darkened tint to them not completely black...
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So that just means don't do as many coats of paint when you spray them.

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I shaded mine some, nothing too crazy...but noticeable. i like it.
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I personally don't like more than one light coat of nightshade on the lights, but many others like them darker.
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Mine are pretty blacked out. Not sure if I'm gonna keep them like that. I did it about 2 or 3 months ago and they been sitting in the basement since. I might sand them down and make them a little lighter. But yeah a lot of people use it.
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LOTS of folks do it...

so do it!


just dont go tooo dark on it. it's a real safety hazzard if you go too dark.
Safety hazard....HMMMM...lol
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like this dark?
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my brother just did his. turned out real nice using some niteshade and some time.

im skeptical though. i assume if someone rearends you, no matter what the situation and they are clever enough to ***** that the tail lights are tinted and how that is illegal, a safetly hazard and thats the only reason they hit you. anyone know about this?
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No, everyone is doing it on like every type of vehicle. Played out.
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my brother just did his. turned out real nice using some niteshade and some time.

im skeptical though. i assume if someone rearends you, no matter what the situation and they are clever enough to ***** that the tail lights are tinted and how that is illegal, a safetly hazard and thats the only reason they hit you. anyone know about this?

All depends on what your state law says about tail light modification. It's no different than having those ugly black tinted plastic covers on them.

Anyways, in my opinion, the truck has 3 brake lights on the rear. One mounted high, and 2 at eye level. Anybody stupid enough to not see a single one of those lights lit up is blind. Plus, if they rear end you, they are at fault 100%.

However, the point of lights is to be visible. I like tinted lights, but no not like blacked out.
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Also if you leave like a slot open for both the break light and the backing up lights you will be fine. Because they can still see the main light when you break.
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don't go to dark because you'll get pulled over i know i did when i had them on my 96
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do it! i did mine and love it! both my car and truck have tinted tails. wouldnt have it any other way. i used VHT nightshades

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only did 2 coats on the truck. but my grand prix has 4. super dark
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two coats of niteshade. use that or simular, not regular paint
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don't go to dark because you'll get pulled over i know i did when i had them on my 96
All depends where you live
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whats the spray thats like nightshades but has the built in gloss??? Ive been looking for some but forgot what its called...
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Hum never heard of any
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whats the spray thats like nightshades but has the built in gloss??? Ive been looking for some but forgot what its called...
i think it is APCs version
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It was made by a Japanese company. Damn I forgot what the company was called it should be on ebay.

EDIT: I think I found it

http://cgi.ebay.ca/SMOKE-LENS-SPRAY-...ayphotohosting
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Ohhh I know what your talking about, someone on here got a can. Man who was that
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Anybody know anything about darkened head lights??

Are there any laws? Does it cut down on visibility significantly? how does it look? how many coats?
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