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Old 01-03-2014, 07:51 AM   #1
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Tail Light Tint Help?

I have been throwing the idea back and forward about tinting my tail lights, so I was wondering if anyone could help me?

Since the RS tail lights are already "darker" then the non-RS lights, I only wanted to go a little bit darker.

Does anyone perhaps have a picture of a 50% tint or perhaps a little lighter?

I'm trying to make this work nicely with IBM.

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Old 01-03-2014, 07:53 AM   #2
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Try ebay they have precut tint and u can pick light or dark tint i have the lighter tint
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:56 AM   #3
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Try ebay they have precut tint and u can pick light or dark tint i have the lighter tint
Thats kinda what I'm looking for people to help me with pictures for examples.

I dont' want to buy something, and then realize I hated it and it wasn't what i wanted.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:54 AM   #4
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Thats kinda what I'm looking for people to help me with pictures for examples.

I dont' want to buy something, and then realize I hated it and it wasn't what i wanted.
Got mine from headlight armor. They are great quality and make several color levels:

http://www.headlightarmor.com/

I did not want to dark to I went 50% (light smoke)








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Old 01-03-2014, 09:00 AM   #5
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Thanks!

Is that tint or light covers?
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:02 AM   #6
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Is that tint or light covers?
Tint. Last pic I just posted shows them the best.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:31 AM   #7
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Is that before and after? Cause second picture is much darker.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:44 AM   #8
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Is that before and after? Cause second picture is much darker.
They are all after. It's just in the 3rd one the car does not have direct sun on it, that is why I though the 3rd pic showed it the best.

I wanted to dull the red but still be somewhat reflective.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:47 AM   #9
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Great. Thank you for all your help!

Any idea how to polish them to a shine?
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:47 AM   #10
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:48 AM   #11
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Had one more question. See my edit.

Sorry lol
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:50 AM   #12
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Please save yourself some money, and just go buy a roll of window tint and DIY. Don't waste your money on those kits on eBay.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:50 AM   #13
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Had one more question. See my edit.

Sorry lol
There are a thick vinyl and have some shine to them already already, they are certainly not flat. You can see the shine in the 1st pic.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #14
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A common way is a pair of tights (pantyhose) stretched over the lens, it obviously, does mean taking out the lens, but it does work & the color/darkness levels are huge
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:38 AM   #15
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+1 for the Headlight armor kit. I have the 30% smoke. With the lights off it is very dark but I left the light bezels chrome which makes for a good contrast. My tail lights are very easy to see when my parking lights are on and there is no question with my brakes are applied. BTW there are a ton of Camaro specific videos of this product linked on their site with the different levels of darkness.

One thing to note is this is not window tint but designed for this application. The pros is it is much stronger than tint and can even be waxed. So far it has held up great. The negative is that it is thicker than tint and a PIA to install. (side markers were easy.) I took my time and followed the instructions and initially hated all the bubbles (water) under the tint. Over two weeks they worked themselves out and now it looks perfect. Just something to be aware of with this product.
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Old 01-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #16
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:53 PM   #17
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Or just tint them yourself and save some money.

Here is a link to my DIY VHT tint

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334388
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #18
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Go to big worm graphics, he is a site sponsor http://www.bigwormgraphix.net/2010ca...okedLights.htm amazing service and help.
So you know which of his options is close to 50%?
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:40 PM   #19
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Check Out My build thread and let me know what you think of my taillight tint. I bought a roll on tint on amazon and wrapped the lights myself
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I have been throwing the idea back and forward about tinting my tail lights, so I was wondering if anyone could help me?

Since the RS tail lights are already "darker" then the non-RS lights, I only wanted to go a little bit darker.

Does anyone perhaps have a picture of a 50% tint or perhaps a little lighter?

I'm trying to make this work nicely with IBM.

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Headlight Armor Light Smoke on RS Option Camaro:


Headlight Armor Light Smoke on non RS Option Camaro (direct sun):


Generally speaking the RS option taillights are going to look ~ 1 shade darker then the non RS taillights with the same material applied to both.
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