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Old 03-03-2011, 12:06 AM
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Default Tinting the Tail - Thoughts?

I was looking through the "How To's" and saw the post on tinting the tail lights with the static cling window tint. I tried it and failed miserably... maybe it was just because it was a cold day, but even with a blow dryer and friend helping me stretch it out, I still got a ton of bubbles. At this point, I'm thinking of spraying the lights.

Thoughts?
They probably won't be THIS dark, but close.





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Old 03-03-2011, 12:08 AM
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use VHT niteshade, just do light coats till you get to where you want to be
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:10 AM
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use VHT niteshade, just do light coats till you get to where you want to be
Haha that's what I was going to use
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:15 AM
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lol...do light coats man, I messed up a brand new set of tails when I first started doing it. clean them first with windex unscented
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:18 AM
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How many coats would you suggest starting with? 2-4?
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:19 AM
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I vote keep em the way they are. I personaly hate that ugly maroon color you get whem you spray em. But thats just my 2 cents.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:22 AM
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I vote keep em the way they are. I personaly hate that ugly maroon color you get whem you spray em. But thats just my 2 cents.
But my truck appears purple most of the time anyway! Haha. Any comments are appreciated
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:25 AM
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How many coats would you suggest starting with? 2-4?
If you want them real dark atleast four. When you spray them stand about 4 feet away and mist them till it builds up to the color you want them. If you can grab one from a junk yard and guinea pig it to get it down go for it
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:44 AM
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I say do it just dont go to dark.

This way is reversible
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...eversible.html<==CLICK
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:44 AM
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just to let you know some places write a ticket up for having tinted tails, but tha could be darker than what you want. i just wanted to let you know, that is what stopped me from doing it. a friend did his and got a ticket so i didnt do it cus ticket aint worth it
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:56 AM
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See my photo albums...mines done with a REALLY light coat
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:16 AM
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dooo ittt.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:21 AM
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Default Re: Tinting the Tail - Thoughts?

doooo ittt but leave the reverse light part clear so its not a bitch to backup lol
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:04 AM
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Default Re: Tinting the Tail - Thoughts?

i had my tails done with it. x2 on the leave the reverse light undone... it barely shines through if sprayed.

heres how to reverse niteshade incase you don't like it...

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...ightshade.html
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:52 AM
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I tried this actually and failed miserably. Any suggestions to get rid of all the bubbles??

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heres how to reverse niteshade incase you don't like it...
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...ightshade.html
Nice! Thanks. I'm afraid using paint remover would damage the lights. You think it would polish out?
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