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Old 01-20-2010, 08:48 AM   #1
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Cheaper method to darken taillights??

I was just thinking today about buying some window tint from Auto Zone and putting that over my taillights, markers...etc. I'm just wondering if this would be a bad idea. I know window tint isn't made to be exposed to the weather but I figure for $20 I'll at least get through 2 years before dropping more money on vinyls.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:06 AM   #3
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VHT niteshade.

http://volvospeed.com/Mods/tinting_v...ade_imron.html
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:43 AM   #4
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With the coupon code "jan10" our tail light kit is $31.96 (normally $39.95) They are guaranteed for 5 years and are removable unlike the nightshade option.

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Old 01-20-2010, 10:16 AM   #5
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Big worm...Does that kit require the removal of all the lights in order to install properly? I want to do the full kit as soon as I get my exhaust and passport installed.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:43 AM   #6
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It works best to install them with the lights & trim rings installed. The only prep you have to do is clean the lens really good to remove any wax & oil type residue. I'm in Fort Worth, if you want to come by the shop I'll install them for free.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #7
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i sell the tail light tint for $15,

or the tail light, side markers, and reverse lights all for $25

btw- the tint covers the whole tail light, the angle of the pic makes it look like it does'nt

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:04 PM   #8
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As with most things you do get what you pay for. I would avoid the Autozone or ebay special it will be cheaper in the long run and arguably less frustrating.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:37 PM   #9
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The material we use is 17 mil thick (regular vinyl is around 3 mil thick). This makes it easier to install, the thinner material wrinkles a lot easier when it is heated. Also it has darker appearance without using multiple layers.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:10 PM   #11
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check your laws, why you don't see black out kits popular anymore.

lights on are car are not for looks, it so other can see you easily.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:52 PM   #12
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check your laws, why you don't see black out kits popular anymore.

lights on are car are not for looks, it so other can see you easily.
Laws vary from state to state. And blackouts are still popular.

Black out kits are legal to a limit. Unless your light covers are totally blocking light and are no longer translucent you wont get pulled over, you may have a hard time getting an inspection sticker. Its just like anything in life, to much of a good thing can be bad. Just be responsible.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:07 PM   #13
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Laws vary from state to state. And blackouts are still popular.

Black out kits are legal to a limit. Unless your light covers are totally blocking light and are no longer translucent you wont get pulled over, you may have a hard time getting an inspection sticker. Its just like anything in life, to much of a good thing can be bad. Just be responsible.
Exactly!! When used correctly they have very little effect on how bright your lights are, some headlights are almost too bright and can blind on coming vehicles (especially fog lights) - great application for this product. It's very subjective, some people have a difficult time seeing at night or live in an rural area with not a lot of street lights - in those circumstances less tint would be better.
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And blackouts are still popular.
As popular as neon lights under a car.
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^ too funny, especially given your avatar...

While the old school hard plastic ones are likely a lot less popular than they once were, smoking the taillights is generally very popular - like it or not. There are a lot of different options available for those that want the look. For those that don't there is always the stock look. Comes with the car payment.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:26 PM   #16
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Yeah, I'm going to be "tinting" everything except my fogs and headlights. It just gives the car a much cleaner/aggressive look. If I do run into problems with it, I guess I'll just deal with them at that time, but I was reading on another thread that so long as the taillight is visible from I think 400 ft everything is O.K.
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I also purchased mine from Big Worm and I absolutely Love Them. I get alot of compliments. They sell a blackout kit, easy to install and looks AWESOME..
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so these just stick on and can be pulled off when u want, or are they permanent, just curious
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:46 PM   #19
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They stick on the car with adhesive. They can be removed with no damage to the lens, but they can't be reapplied after being removed.
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^ too funny, especially given your avatar...

you lost me there
just like neon lights under cars n whale wings a few years back, you would see black outs on every other car.

Not so anymore
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:54 PM   #21
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Worm, do you carry headlight tint also or is that kinda dangerous? I was looking at the hard plastic covers from GTS or GTO or whoever and they do headlights but not front turn signals and I don't want to buy both kits. Looks like yours comes with more except the actual headlights.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:35 PM   #22
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I'm testing some on a friend's car to make sure it's not going to be a problem, I can't see too well at night as it is. After the testing I'm planning on having clear or 7% tint available for the headlights - should be on the web site in about 2 weeks (available separate from the complete kit). I'd say kinda dangerous, but it depends on if you drive mostly in the city or country. Where I live there is no street lighting so I need the head lights to see at night.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:40 PM   #23
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Go with Big Worm I did
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good pic, thanks cam man
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:09 PM   #25
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Yeah I'm 99% sure I'm gonna be getting my tints from Big Worm....I just have to find so time so he can install them for me too.
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