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      02-01-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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Has anyone lightly tinted the tail lights on an e92?

I really like the deep red look of the lci tail lights and the f10 tail lights.. i feel like the pre-lci's are more of a bright red

Has anyone smoked them really lightly? or done any tints or anything?

Please share pictures

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I don't think "smoking" them will do the trick. I suggest polish the glass first, then tint with a darker shade of red and see if that works. Better yet, try to use a film instead of paint as it's reversible.
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I don't think "smoking" them will do the trick. I suggest polish the glass first, then tint with a darker shade of red and see if that works. Better yet, try to use a film instead of paint as it's reversible.

didn't even think of a red film - i'll prob do that
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I had them tinted with a light smoke film and it looks amazing...like a dark ruby
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I had them tinted with a light smoke film and it looks amazing...like a dark ruby
do you have any pics?
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Contact Alan************ for pics of lamin-x tail lights at FIVE different shades.
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I had them tinted with a light smoke film and it looks amazing...like a dark ruby
I think he wants more red and less 'orange red', kinda like Normal Ferrari red on F1 cars today, not Ferrari dayglo red of Schumacher days (if you get the F1 reference, it's been a while!).

I think newer lights look redder, but going dark ruby would be a totally different look. Personally never a fan, looks too "90s".
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I have my taillights lightly tinted. Dont really have close up pics but here is a link with a few shots.

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I have my taillights lightly tinted. Dont really have close up pics but here is a link with a few shots.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=594223
yours are much darker than mine! Mine look like a ruby glossy red, not like a dark matt red.
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Mine are have a light smoke on them, they are dark red now. Here are some pics. this is the lightest smoke the shop had, said people usually use them on their headlights to make them a little darker. They are light, and just the pefect amount of darkness for me.



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We've played with laminx on a couple of our cars.

All Red (click HERE)



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Don't do that shit man. Your e92 is already nice as it is. Those things are for hardcore ricers...
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My favorite was kev's old e92

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458146
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[quote=ECSTuning;11267592]We've played with laminx on a couple of our cars.

All Red (click HERE)



Do you guys sell just the lower part that covers the white? I dot want the reverse light all red out.
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Do you guys sell just the lower part that covers the white? I dot want the reverse light all red out.
Lamin-X currently does not have a pre cut with the reverse lamps cut out. You could always uses a sharp knife and remove that section of the tint.

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YES! I tried to remember who had those tinted taillights. Those are NIIIICEEEE!
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Mine are have a light smoke on them, they are dark red now. Here are some pics. this is the lightest smoke the shop had, said people usually use them on their headlights to make them a little darker. They are light, and just the pefect amount of darkness for me.



i'd prob do something like this where'd you get them
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perfect, if i was tinting I'd do exactly that.

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Mine are have a light smoke on them, they are dark red now. Here are some pics. this is the lightest smoke the shop had, said people usually use them on their headlights to make them a little darker. They are light, and just the pefect amount of darkness for me.
When it's light like this, it looks fine.
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perfect, if i was tinting I'd do exactly that.

Really want to save for LCI's though myself
actually that really is perfect
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