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Tail light smoking/ darkening

i know this isant really car tech. but i was wondering what was the best way to darken the tail lights. iv seen covers online. iv heard of window tint . and spray. im wondering if anyone here has something done.thanks

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If you want a solid blackout of the tail lights I would go with a cover, the Xenon ones are nice, but if you want a darker maroonish tail light, I would go with tinting film.

You can find both pretty easily on e-bay.

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However, if you go with the film (as I have done) then do yourself a favor and make sure it is adhesive on one side. Mine are basically attached by spraying water on them and using a rubber peice to push out the bubbles. Problem with this: Whats keeping the edges of the film from rolling up, peeling back, etc? Nothing is.. and now I'm in search of another way to keep the film attached...

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However, if you go with the film (as I have done) then do yourself a favor and make sure it is adhesive on one side. Mine are basically attached by spraying water on them and using a rubber peice to push out the bubbles. Problem with this: Whats keeping the edges of the film from rolling up, peeling back, etc? Nothing is.. and now I'm in search of another way to keep the film attached...
u got any pics of the tail lights to see how they came out. i think i might go with this then i can peel it off if i change my mind.
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On my other car I had a paint man (friend) lightly sand the lenses and then spray a dark clear on the lenses...Can not beat the toughness pf paint...All other films are BS IMO...The covers are nice as long as you can find ones that dont look cheap... GL RD6
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Here're a couple of covers. I really like the way this looks and would like to get that with tinted windows!

They are legal in Idaho as you only have to be able to see the brake lights in bright sunlight, from 100 feet away. I have seen these in videos and they are plenty bright.
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yea i like those. they from avs? i wonder what they look like up close. ill wait a lil bit and look around b4 i rush into something
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I have done some research and will help you a little if I can.

Those light covers are the GTS ones I believe. What sucks about those is they are a cover that i believe is held on by velcro or something. It has a little bit of a bubble look when you get close to the car and im not sure if they sit flush against the tail lamps. This is a nice option if light covers are illegal by you so that you can take them off and on when you want. They are a good choice and with the rear decklid blackout they look very nice.

I have a friend with an 04' Lightning and he has his taillights sprayed a smoke black. They look really nice on his car because it is charcoal black would be the first option on my car if they weren't illegal around here. It only cost $50 for the lights and its probably one of the better choices if you like that smoke look on your lights

The tint film is probably my last choice, but still a good choice if applied right. I had some of this on my car I didnt have any problems with peeling or it falling off. It was very light film so It was kind of hard to see. I took it off because it was pretty much worthless on my headlights. I forget where I purchased them from, I will try and find the link for you if you want to go that way.

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i dunno with covers they rub and over time they scratch.. with spray well its on and its on and it looks good i saw it on a cavy all the same. .its all spray. now the tint i could do that. iv also seen just the bottom part of the lights tinted. and that looked goood. well as i said i like to look around b4 i make my desision. thanx
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