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      07-23-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Thinking of tinting or painting back lights? HELP

Im thinking of tintig my back light on my Monoco Blue 335i coupe. Anyone have any pictures of this done? Or maybe even ones that have been painted?

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... anyone at all??
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my taillights are tinted...

search for my pic threads.. search by user dr.phuonger? and you'll see mine .. mine are tinted blue
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oh dang that looks so good
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there is actually a member on here who tinted part of his lights on a e92. Look it up in the DIY section, he also did the side markers
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tint looks great on tail lights, very cheap mod as well
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my bad i ment painted
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i think it looks good if done right and not to dark
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Does anyone know of a good shop in the Mission Viejo area that could do this?
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Here are my pics. I have all of my lights and my reflectors smoked out and I love it! I used the smoked film and my tint shop did the install for me.

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Do u the cops bug u about the front/ side tinting??
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be careful though

make sure your lights are visible for at least 500 feet or you're going to be screwed... well, legally at least lol
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its illegal to tint the tail lights. but looks good
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Do u the cops bug u about the front/ side tinting??
I've been just lucky so far. I've also only had my baby since March of this year and had the lights smoked the weekend after I got it. The cops in my area are really relaxed when it comes to tinted windows and smoked out lights. It really just depends how strict they are where you live/work.
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be careful though

make sure your lights are visible for at least 500 feet or you're going to be screwed... well, legally at least lol
It actually doesn't affect the light output AT ALL. I thought it might and I wouldn't keep it on if it did. That's a huge safety concern. I would find an alternative if that was the case. The smoked film is different than window tint film. With my DRLs on, you can kinda tell they're smoked but, light output is fine. At night, it's also kinda hard to tell they're smoked. I'll have to take more pics with the lights on so you can see what the hell I'm talking about
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its illegal to tint the tail lights. but looks good
Thank you!! It is illegal to have any kind of tint on the lights but, I'm taking my chances because I love the way it looks
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I've been just lucky so far. I've also only had my baby since March of this year and had the lights smoked the weekend after I got it. The cops in my area are really relaxed when it comes to tinted windows and smoked out lights. It really just depends how strict they are where you live/work.
It actually doesn't affect the light output AT ALL. I thought it might and I wouldn't keep it on if it did. That's a huge safety concern. I would find an alternative if that was the case. The smoked film is different than window tint film. With my DRLs on, you can kinda tell they're smoked but, light output is fine. At night, it's also kinda hard to tell they're smoked. I'll have to take more pics with the lights on so you can see what the hell I'm talking about

Thank you!! It is illegal to have any kind of tint on the lights but, I'm taking my chances because I love the way it looks
ya thatd be sweet
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ya thatd be sweet
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No problem. I'll try to take some pics tomorrow and maybe right now since it's dark.
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Hope these give you a better idea how they look with DRLs and headlights on. First three pics taken without flash. All pics were taken in my garage.

The only problem I've had with them is that right in front of the headlight, there's a small spot where it's slightly bumpy and looks like it's melting. This happened the night I had them done and it hasn't gotten any worse since. It's not very noticeable and it's not enough to bother me. It's pretty much impossible to get a clear pic of it - I tried!

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I painted the front and rear turn signals. The DIY I made is here: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155393
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its illegal to tint the tail lights. but looks good
as long as if you flash a light at your tail lights and it reflects back red your ok.. thank you traffic school haha
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