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Old 09-21-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Darkend (Smoke) Head/Tail Light advice?

Im looking to buy some darkened (smoked out) head and tail lights for my SS, wondering if i could get some advice on where to look and what to buy, and what not to buy.. any help would be nice.. thanks
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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Try Big Worm Motorsports (www.bigwormgraphix.net) Based in Fort Worth. Just got my full set of lights done. Looks awesome - best thing is that you can take them off in the future. Just an FYI don't try to use window tint - it's too light weight.

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Old 09-25-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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bigworm or headlight armor.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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I was really happy with the tint I received from Big Worm Motorsports - looking to do my front lights now!!
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:17 AM   #5
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We have a lot of info and photo's in our vendor thread here
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Old 09-26-2010, 12:43 PM   #6
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Try Big Worm Motorsports (www.bigwormgraphix.net) Based in Fort Worth. Just got my full set of lights done. Looks awesome - best thing is that you can take them off in the future. Just an FYI don't try to use window tint - it's too light weight.

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Thanks! Below is a picture of the Gun Smoke headlight tint. This is a 12% tint, we also offer a 7% tint if you would like less tint.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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Thanks! Below is a picture of the Gun Smoke headlight tint. This is a 12% tint, we also offer a 7% tint if you would like less tint.
Would that tint greatly affect visibility at night? If so, how about the lighter tint? I was thinking about switching the oem ring with a much brighter LED ring from lightwurkz, and tint the headlights to get something similar to the pic below, (maybe the brighter LED ring may help with reduced brightness from tint?)



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Old 10-21-2010, 06:20 PM   #8
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Most people don't notice a reduction in night time visibility, the halos are almost too bright from the factory and the tint helps to keep from blinding on-coming drivers. We have been selling the product for almost a year and so far have had 1 customer that has had night time visibility problems.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:30 AM   #9
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Most people don't notice a reduction in night time visibility, the halos are almost too bright from the factory and the tint helps to keep from blinding on-coming drivers. We have been selling the product for almost a year and so far have had 1 customer that has had night time visibility problems.
purchased 6% headlights and 17% all around. My fog lights were replaced by aftermarket LED halos from lightwurkz. They are wayyyy brighter than the oem halo rings in the headlights above them soo it looks kind of awkward. Hopefully the darker tint in the fogs will make them look somewhat even, I jus hope I didnt goo TOOO dark with the 17%....well see when they arrive next week, ill try and post some pics
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:25 AM   #10
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Will the Headlight tint go onto hids? When I was searching the net, seemed like all the tint was for non-hid headlamps
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:19 AM   #11
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check user Black10, he sells tint for the lenses
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Will the Headlight tint go onto hids? When I was searching the net, seemed like all the tint was for non-hid headlamps
You can use any of the various headlight protection kits with factory HID's. The darkest version we offer is not intended for street use though I am sure some people do... As the Camaro's lights are small and recessed all the kits are going to appear darker than they would on something with a large exposed chrome reflector headlight housing.

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:18 AM   #13
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Will the Headlight tint go onto hids? When I was searching the net, seemed like all the tint was for non-hid headlamps
The tint will go on hid lights, the plastic covers have a problem with hid lights. We have installed tint on several cars with hid lights with no problems.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:38 PM   #14
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Thanks, I was curious about that
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So i got the tints and vinyl in from bigworm, but had a quick question, this may be a dumb one but Ive never worked with tint....I messed up on the outer driver side tail light, got some bubbles that I was unable to remove after several attempts at it with the squeegee, is it possible that if I unpeel the vinyl that it will still adhere after reapplying it? Its been on for about a day now soo im not too sure...
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Old 11-09-2010, 01:58 AM   #16
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So i got the tints and vinyl in from bigworm, but had a quick question, this may be a dumb one but Ive never worked with tint....I messed up on the outer driver side tail light, got some bubbles that I was unable to remove after several attempts at it with the squeegee, is it possible that if I unpeel the vinyl that it will still adhere after reapplying it? Its been on for about a day now soo im not too sure...
id say, the best option would be to park it in the sun for a day and if that doesn't fix it. Use a small needle and pop the bubble and try to squeegee the bubble out.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:39 AM   #17
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id say, the best option would be to park it in the sun for a day and if that doesn't fix it. Use a small needle and pop the bubble and try to squeegee the bubble out.
Correct, might want to give it several days to cure. I'd guess it's getting cold in Canada this time of year so it might take several days, but natural sun light will speed it up.
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