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Old 01-31-2009
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yes, for looks, no for reducing light output, do whatever YOU want.
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Thanks!
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Well My fathers a chp in california and i know there your tail lights have to be reflective by law but normally you wont be bothered.
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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?
illegal, will lower your light out put if you make the tint noticable, bad imo, just paint around the reflectors
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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?

Other than being the stupidest idea other than driving with no lights at all, tinting your lights will make it like you have no lights at all.

Plus most cops will frown upon it, as it isnt removable like those totally lame tinted plastic covers.

Try driving with sunglasses in the dark. That's what your lights will be like if you tint them.
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i like them :)

ive done them on my truck and car with niteshades:

ranger did tails, 3rd brake light, and front side reflectors:





on my car i did just the tails:



i recommend not going completely blacked out, and tape over the clear backup light portion of the tails.
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yea, i'll leave the reflectors in back and up front i think i'm just going to tint the orange and then leave the white.....the headlights alone
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Travis yours looks really good on the silver truck especially with the black headlight mod.

Nice Saab too.
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yea, i'll leave the reflectors in back and up front i think i'm just going to tint the orange and then leave the white.....the headlights alone
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So maybe this is a stupid question but where can you buy the nightshade paint? Is it specifically an auto shop thing or just any hardware store?
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you're best bet is online

quick search gave me this
http://www.google.com/products?q=VHT...num=1&ct=title

and one can will be more then enough for one truck.

i did my car and truck on one can. and still have a bit left over.
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i done mine looks great i did the tails and the third brake light.

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I use the PJ1 Spray tint it works great!!!! if u sand ur lights down first they come out kind of dull. i just cleaned mine really good and they are super glossy!
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i done mine looks great i did the tails and the third brake light.

dude ur truck has a perfect stance! that thing is gorgeous!
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^ agreed. And the lights look awesome.
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here are mine
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Those look sweet lit up.
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