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      12-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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tinted tail lights

Does anybody know how legal they are in FL?
Also anywhere in the Jax are that will do it?

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      12-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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Please please don't tint your tail lights
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      12-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Do you have an alternative? Blacklines just aren't dark enough.

I don't want pitch black just darker than blackline
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      12-12-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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I've had had mine tinted for 3+ years, no problems
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They're illegal. I've had them in the past and got pulled over once for them over the course of 2 years...

Depends on the cop...luck of the draw.
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      12-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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I've had had mine tinted for 3+ years, no problems
How dark are they tinted? Did you DIY or have a shop do it?
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How dark are they tinted? Did you DIY or have a shop do it?
I know you asked him...but I would always recommend a shop to do it.

They use clearcoat with a drop of black paint. Depending on how dark you want it...depends on how many times they coat it.
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I know you asked him...but I would always recommend a shop to do it.

They use clearcoat with a drop of black paint. Depending on how dark you want it...depends on how many times they coat it.
Thanks I'll go talk to a local shop. Like I said I'm not wanting limo tint dark just something a little less subtle than blacklines. The OEM blacklines look nice on lighter cars but on a black car I think I want more.
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Thanks I'll go talk to a local shop. Like I said I'm not wanting limo tint dark just something a little less subtle than blacklines. The OEM blacklines look nice on lighter cars but on a black car I think I want more.
Shouldn't be much cash...$60 or so...
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I had charcoal lamin-x on my car as I felt that I would get tired of it and didn't want to be stuck with tinted tails, you can either diy or get it installed at a shop Sure enough after 6 months i ripped them off and no dmg whatsoever
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How dark are they tinted? Did you DIY or have a shop do it?
pretty dark, and i ordered them off mod bargains but had to get them installed somewhere because i needed a heat gun. I think it was around $100 to get it done
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pretty dark, and i ordered them off mod bargains but had to get them installed somewhere because i needed a heat gun. I think it was around $100 to get it done
they charged a $100 to put the tint on the tail lights with a heat gun? WTF is so hard and time consuming to charge a $100 for that?? i would have told them to eat a bag of dicks... just my honest opinion..
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they charged a $100 to put the tint on the tail lights with a heat gun? WTF is so hard and time consuming to charge a $100 for that?? i would have told them to eat a bag of dicks... just my honest opinion..
You sold your exhaust?
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You sold your exhaust?
gone along with the car. sold it this past friday.
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they charged a $100 to put the tint on the tail lights with a heat gun? WTF is so hard and time consuming to charge a $100 for that?? i would have told them to eat a bag of dicks... just my honest opinion..
thank you for that insightful advice

bag of dicks is always on the top of my insult list
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thank you for that insightful advice

bag of dicks is always on the top of my insult list
No problem, I often have helpful suggestions...lol.. Bag of dicks is one of my fav insults too...hahaha
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