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Old 06-20-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Blacking/Smoking Tail lights

Some of you may have seen my recent post about looking for new tail light lenses and how it was a problem since I have Oracle Afterburners on.

I decided that the cracks aren't that big of an issue and nothing leaks inside, so I want to do whats in the title above to help resolve the problem. I mean, as is you cant notice the cracks unless you look really close.

I don't want them to be barely smoked, but something clear and dark but not completely blacked out. Thoughts?
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:47 AM   #2
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VHT Nite-shades will do the job.

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Old 06-20-2016, 10:27 AM   #3
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Vinyl overlays from either of these 2 sites. I've used both with no probs.

headlightarmour.com

bigwormgraphix.com
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:19 AM   #4
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I went with the vinyl overlays for the simple fact that it is reversible.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:22 AM   #5
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easy to install? bubbling goes away if any at all?
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:23 PM   #6
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I got THESE off ebay. $20 for everything except DRLs and headlights (which I have no intention of tinting, anyhow..) Shipped quickly, and came with a handy little squeegee. For the price, I don't think there's a better value...at least not one that I could find.

Here are a few before/during/after pics. Install was super easy. Use some heat (old hairdryer), some soapy water, and a piece of firm, but pliable plastic for a squeegee. Entire application took me about 1.5 hours, and I'd never attempted anything of the sort before. Just be sure to clean the lenses well before you start. I had some very small bubbling immediately after I was done, but after 24h (some in pretty damn hot Houston weather) it was all gone.

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Old 06-21-2016, 04:18 AM   #7
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Rustoleum makes a removable spray on tint that works like plasti dip. This way you could just spray on light coats until it's dark enough for you. If you don't like it, peel it off.
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Old 06-21-2016, 07:23 AM   #8
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I went with headlight armour
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:38 PM   #9
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easy to install? bubbling goes away if any at all?
Very easy to install, I had the bezels off at the time of my install but it can be done with them on. I used a blow dryer to help with the outer edges.
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Old 06-22-2016, 01:17 PM   #10
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Looks very nice man. Thumbs up.
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