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Old 12-27-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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tail light covers

I saw these on a car here in the forums and found them for sale on the web:

http://www.amazon.com/GT-Styling-GT4...1959547&sr=8-1

They are GT tail light blackout covers.

I am considering buying these for my CGM Camaro.

Anybody know anything about them? I want something that is more durable than a film cover. They're a tad expensive (but not horribly so) and I think I may get them. Thought I'd see what you all think.

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Old 12-27-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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Here is another set from RPI Designs:
http://www.rpidesigns.com/shop/item.asp?itemid=1702

I can't tell from their website though if these are the same as the GT ones or not. Also, I'm not sure how easy any of these are to install.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:30 PM   #3
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had some on a different car. they have velcro that you have to stick on. they get really nasty underneath because water and dirt build up. if you want to take them off you have to remove the velcro which leaves a film or just leave the velcro there which looks pretty stupid. i would suggest the film or even the static cling because you don't have to clean under them and they can be removed easily.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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Much cheaper to install or have them tinted with graphics. I bought the tints on ebay for tless than 20 bucks to do side lights, rear taillights rear back up lights and foglights and doing them myself. I will take pics after I get finished.
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Old 12-27-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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I bought the whole set (headlight, fog lights and tail lights) of GTS covers. Would definately not recommend them to anyone. The velcro pieces that hold them in place are visible, especially when the brakes are applied, and as D78 said they get pretty ugly underneath. Also wasn't perfectly happy with the fit, were cut a tad bit small.
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Old 01-03-2010, 10:58 AM   #6
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Post Headlight Armor Smoked Taillight Kits are also an option

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I want something that is more durable than a film cover. They're a tad expensive (but not horribly so) and I think I may get them. Thought I'd see what you all think.

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Just an FYI, the materials we use for our lighting protection kits, including our smoked taillight kits is 8x-10x thicker than typical ebay overlays made from vinyl designed for the inside of an illuminated sign. They are made to also protect the lens - they are going to be more durable than a hard plastic cover. Just another option for you.

Stock (non RS) vs Headlight Armor Smoked Taillight kit in the afternoon sun.



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Old 01-03-2010, 01:44 PM   #7
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Just an FYI, the materials we use for our lighting protection kits, including our smoked taillight kits is 8x-10x thicker than typical ebay overlays made from vinyl designed for the inside of an illuminated sign. They are made to also protect the lens - they are going to be more durable than a hard plastic cover. Just another option for you.
Thanks for that information. After doing some research on these I wonder if "gunk" gets behind these and makes them difficult to keep clean? Can they be removed to clean them and then put back on?
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Old 01-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #8
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Our kits are fully adhesive backed, nothing gets behind them. A similar concept to a clear bra on the front of the vehicle protecting the paint, only these are thicker and designed for the lights. As far as maintenance and cleaning goes, we do recommend cleaning and protecting them with a high quality vinyl / plastic polish / protectant. Although they are fully removable (great for leased vehicles) they are only designed to be installed once. The taillight kit is applied similar to the C6 Corvette kit here

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Old 01-03-2010, 04:13 PM   #9
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so the ones that are on your web site....tail lights, are they a ss or rs tail lights?
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The orange Camaro modeling the taillight kit is a non-rs while the black one is an rs.
If you click any of the smaller photos they will show much larger photos with a full description at the top of the photo.
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Also wasn't perfectly happy with the fit, were cut a tad bit small.
I've installed the covers we sell on several camaros and all of the factory trim rings vary in size a little bit (fractions of an inch) from Chevrolet. The material we use is also a 20 mil thick material and after you apply heat to it, it conforms to the lens very well. On cars that have smaller trim rings you can trim the extra material off - big advantage over the plastic type covers.

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Old 08-16-2010, 11:12 PM   #12
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agree with all the others on the the plastic ones that velcro on. I ordered them. I would not recommend. you can see the little velcro dots and they got dirty underneath. fit was sketchy at best. they lasted less than 24 hours on the car.
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I've installed the covers we sell on several camaros and all of the factory trim rings vary in size a little bit (fractions of an inch) from Chevrolet. The material we use is also a 20 mil thick material and after you apply heat to it, it conforms to the lens very well. On cars that have smaller trim rings you can trim the extra material off - big advantage over the plastic type covers.


What color option does this have? I am not sure how dark I want it.
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I have those covers and I love them. They fit great and during they day are completely black but at night they are clearly visible and I have had no issues with the cops. Sorry for the pic quality but its all ive got
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What color option does this have? I am not sure how dark I want it.
The car in the picture has dark smoke covers. Dark smoke is the darkest of the 4 shades available. We have dark smoke, Smoke, Gun Smoke & Tint.
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