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Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.



Didn't have time to do the third brake light or the reflectors but right now I THINK that is what is throwing me off, something just doesn't look right and I've always loved tinted tail lights. It's either the third/reflectors not being tinted yet or the chrome around the tail lights is just too bright next to the darker tail lights.
Even with the third light and reflectors done should I paint the chrome around the tail lights black of leave them as is, kinda my dilemma right now.
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Re: Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.

tint the other 3 lights and paint or wrap the chrome and it will look way better.
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Re: Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.

I have been wondering this same thing for when I get around to doing my tails... I was thinking of doing what you did. You should definitely tint the reflectors though.
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Re: Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.

If you are going tint the tails I would say have them professionally done.

I used night shades on my brothers 5 series about the same darkness you did a few years back with a nice coat of clear coat. And it fades back to stock after two years.
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Re: Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.

By all means un chrome that chrome! Pardon my newbieness, where do you find this tint? It would look great on mine.

Edit; def need to tint all lights and reflectors on yours.
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By all means un chrome that chrome! Pardon my newbieness, where do you find this tint? It would look great on mine.

Edit; def need to tint all lights and reflectors on yours.
It's called vht niteshades. Autozone carries it now, you can buy it online too.
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Re: Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.

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It's called vht niteshades. Autozone carries it now, you can buy it online too.
Thanks! After a brief internet education I have a couple questions for you...1. Did you sand/wet sand? 2. Did you put clearcoat on? 3. I think the reverse lights would look really good too, have you considered doing them?
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Re: Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.

I would get it done professionally. Worth the $
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I would get it done professionally. Worth the $
How much do you think to get every light and reflector on the rear done?
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No need to do have it done by someone else if you know what your doing.

I didn't sand the lens before painting, never have. Put two coats of the vht on then 4-5 coats of clear. Knocked it down with 1000, then 1500 then polished them. No interest in doing the backup lens'. Just gotta get rid of the chrome and do the other lights.
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Re: Tinted the tails on my 14'. Need opinions/suggestions.

After completing my education with a BS from the University of Google and a visit to a couple tint shops I have decided to do what you did; two coats of NightShades on everything on the rear end. Smokey enough to knock the edge off the bright red plastic, not too dark to attract the attention of my local law enforcement.
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Lol. In case you want to know what one coat looks like and two coats with out clear coat.

I prefer the two coats. But REALLY need to do the reflectors. They are very bright.
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