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      08-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Got Taillights Tinted and Amber Corners Tinted

So in the regional section, I was looking for a tinting shop and a lot of people recommended Lamin-X. I do hear great things about it but at the same time don't trust myself with kind of a "one time use" film because I'm afraid I'd mess it up somehow.

My friend recommended this guy and gave me his number. Independent guy who helps out other shops around town. While I was there I asked how much would he charge to overlay the amber?

The amber corners have always kind of bugged me and from research I've seen no one really makes GOOD overlays. Mike, the tint guy, was concerned with how it would look at certain angles because he didn't know how much to cut. I think it turned out great and I'm glad he was anal about it too.

He also cut the taillights at the reverse light perfectly. Also gave me a small little tool to smooth out edges if they're light enough to fix. He said if anything comes up just bring it back and he'll fix it. I spent about 3 hours there talking with him inbetween work and extra estimates.

Sorry for blabbing, enjoy the pics!
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Looks great. I would have tinted the reverse light too.
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Thanks!

I thought about the reverse lights. I was worried about cops pulling me over for it. Also worried about visibility while backing out at night.
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Much bigger concern is the tinting of the brake lights. Laws require a certain visibility for them from a certain distance. If you're gonna do the brakes, then not doing the reverse because of concern with the po-po is kinda silly.
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