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 Post subject: Tinted my rear lights (Updated 30/01 w/ new pics)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:49 pm 
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Finally got round to tinting my rear lights today. I'm very happy with how they turned out. Used some Savage Tinting Spray and a couple of coats of clear coat.

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The photos make them look darker than they actually are, but they do look mega :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:11 pm 
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lovely dude! great mod!

anby pics of the rear of the car? would love to see the two lights together

how many coats of tint did u give it?


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not got any pics of them together atm, was getting dark while I was refitting them. Did around 4 coats of tint and 2 coats of clear.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:25 pm 
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looks mega tho! :thumbup


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Looks great :thumbup

I've been toying with the idea of doing this myself, but I was a bit worried I'd make an arse of it and be left with no lights.
Might give it a go tho


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it's dead easy to do, just take your time and dont make the coats too thick or it'll run. I had a heater on them the entire time to speed up the process too.


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Think I'll try it in a few weeks, gotta finish the boot first


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ooooooh hutchy........baaaaaaa
looks really good on black!


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nice im doing mine during the week just need the spray to pop trought the letter box :lol

what did u do to prep the lights??


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Now that looks good mate! :thumbup


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Here's a daylight shot of the tinted lights which also shows off the custom silver T badges I fitted over christmas
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And a close up of the T badge
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looks brilliant mate.... you gonna do the rear fogs aswell?


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Custom T badges are nice, did u get them on New Tib?


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andy17898 wrote:
looks brilliant mate.... you gonna do the rear fogs aswell?


Yeah, was gonna do them at the same time as the tail lights but ran out of tint spray, then snow happened again.

Those T badges are the ones off newtib :)


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Looks nice mate, especially on a black car. I was tempted to tint mine but i got the gen 3.5 lights fairly cheap.


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Is your reversing lights useless in the dark now? iv seen these done on NT and they mask the reverse light to keep it bright


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Looks good!

Hig, Did you wet sand them to start with?

Will get round to doing mine soon, do you get the spray off ebay or is there a cheaper alternative?

Edit: Ok nevermind, This has prompted me to buy two tins of tinting spray off Amazon for £8.60 each with free shipping.

Anything different with the fogs (legally etc)?


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What's the process involved for this? I'd be interested in doing mine eventually, but more of a lighter tint. I'm guessing it's not simple as Remove->Spray->Replace? I gather there to be sanding and polishing involved? :)


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reversing light is still nice & bright. No sanding involved, just a good clean before hand. Reflectors still work when headlights shine on them.

Speedy_B it is just as simple as Remove->Spray->Replace. I had a heater on them the whole time which sped the process up a lot too.


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