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      12-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #23
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People uses a mixture of black and clear coat to smoke tailights. The more layer you go the darker it'll be. The proper way on doing the smoke would be to send it off to a bodyshop for a more professional job. There are off the shelves rattle can that do the same but you really need to know what you're doing if using that.
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      12-24-2012, 03:10 AM   #24
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Whole time I thought you were aiming for something like this, that's honestly a no no in my book. If it's something really light, I think it's okay. At the end of the day, it's all up to you though!
yeahh that way too dark
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      12-24-2012, 05:01 AM   #25
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Whole time I thought you were aiming for something like this, that's honestly a no no in my book. If it's something really light, I think it's okay. At the end of the day, it's all up to you though!
yeahh that way too dark
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      12-24-2012, 11:41 PM   #26
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here's the "smoke" you asked for in the PM

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      12-24-2012, 11:59 PM   #27
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here's the "smoke" you asked for in the PM

thxx man.. soo if i wanna make the tail lights alittle darker.. should i do this?
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      12-25-2012, 12:04 AM   #28
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it looks like a civic with smoke or any kind of tail tint. Leave it alone.

P.s. Get rid of that sticker and put your stock emblem back on.

Keep it clean brotha!
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      12-25-2012, 12:07 AM   #29
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it looks like a civic with smoke or any kind of tail tint. Leave it alone.

P.s. Get rid of that sticker and put your stock emblem back on.

Keep it clean brotha!
haha i prob wont do it. and that is my stock emblem just plasti dipped lol.. powder coated my rims so wanted to match it lol
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      12-25-2012, 12:09 AM   #30
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it looks like the sweet ones off ebay..... nice ride though!
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I would get 35% around and 5% on the back window. That's what I have. And for the tailoghts I would smoke them lightly and leave the reverse lights white.
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Honestly I wouldn't do it.

Nice job...

If I were a politician I would have that forbidden. Not necessarily for safety issues but because ugliness issues.
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Lamin-x makes a smoke removable film
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      12-25-2012, 05:01 AM   #34
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thxx guys for all the suggestions
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      12-25-2012, 05:03 AM   #35
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I would get 35% around and 5% on the back window. That's what I have. And for the tailoghts I would smoke them lightly and leave the reverse lights white.
can you show me the pic of your car with the tints please thxx
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can you show me the pic of your car with the tints please thxx
i like it, at different angles it looks darker. like the first pic is darker than the bottom pic.
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Whole time I thought you were aiming for something like this, that's honestly a no no in my book. If it's something really light, I think it's okay. At the end of the day, it's all up to you though!
EW, another Bentley wannabe...

Tint windows yes, not the tail lights.
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dont do itt!
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      12-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #39
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Tint is a very vague term.

A car with an unnoticeable Tint % on the tail lights is still tinted, as is a car with pitch black tail lights that looks like ass.

On a car like space gray, a mild tail light tint does look good IMO, as long as its not so dark it looks non OEM.

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      12-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #40
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What is the objective here, to have the person driving behind not know that you are stopping? Why not just unplug the lamps on both sides?
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Tint is a very vague term.

A car with an unnoticeable Tint % on the tail lights is still tinted, as is a car with pitch black tail lights that looks like ass.

On a car like space gray, a mild tail light tint does look good IMO, as long as its not so dark it looks non OEM.

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Yep. Looked great on my SG coupe, albeit it was a very light vinyl tint.
Just go with Lamin-X Gunsmoke and call it a day dude, this way when you tire of it (which inevitably you will), you can just rip the tint off as a giddy boy would a dress on prom night, and be done with it.
With LCIs, I have found that the LED light shines through perfectly fine with Gunsmoke Lamin-X, and they look nice and aggressive when the lamps are not lit.
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Yep. Looked great on my SG coupe, albeit it was a very light vinyl tint.
Just go with Lamin-X Gunsmoke and call it a day dude, this way when you tire of it (which inevitably you will), you can just rip the tint off as a giddy boy would a dress on prom night, and be done with it.
With LCIs, I have found that the LED light shines through perfectly fine with Gunsmoke Lamin-X, and they look nice and aggressive when the lamps are not lit.
thxx man
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first take the stickers off

then leave the lights the way they are, or do the most minimal tint possible
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