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How to smoke taillights????

Discussion in 'Appearance & Detailing' started by carboncrazytc, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. carboncrazytc
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    is smoking taillights something you can do ur self or do u have to take it to a body shop? and how do they do it??? thanks
     
  2. monkeyzz510
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    Not Really sure, but have anyone ever shopped at customtc.com?
    cause they're selling this crap about smoked tail lights
    heres the link: Scion TC Exterior Accessories
    trustable? or a load of bs, like tune-up in a can, LOL
     
  3. JRW-910
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    but the site that i posted said it is a tint film?
    what the hell is that? like a sticker kinda thing?
     
  5. JmyHny
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  6. monkeyzz510
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    oh it is a sticker
    thats kinda gay
     
  7. JmyHny
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    well, i was just trying to help
     
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    The spray on stuff works best.... but its a bit of work to get it right.

    -JRW
     
  9. monkeyzz510
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    yeahh
    lol... look on the bright side of the stick one, if the cops give you a fixing ticket all u needa do is rip it off. ha!
    well using steam to take it off
     
  10. JustCin
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    the spray on VHT Nightshades can dull/fade over time... the tint doesn't really... just another thing to think about.
     
  11. pwee08
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    for the instructions on this website to spray paint your tails that would be best???
    ( Lexus LS400: How to Smoke/Tint Tail Lights )

    cuz i don't want them to have that smoked look like i want more of a black look and my friend put that tape/film on his tails and when i felt them felt like the adhesive was all dry in the outer part so it was kinda nasty..
     
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    for the instructions on this website to spray paint your tails that would be best???

    ( Lexus LS400: How to Smoke/Tint Tail Lights )

    cuz my friend put that tape on his tails and when i felt them felt like the adhesive was all dry in the outer part so it was kinda nasty..
     
  13. monkeyzz510
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    what tail lights you think look good?
    well that you dont have to tint, just buy a new pair, and if you can find one without ebay
    link me please
     
  14. 3637Matthew
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    About tinting rear and possibly front lights

    What is better the spray tint or the vinyl that you can buy to put on your lights? Let me know if you guys have tried either, thanks
     
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    Custom tc is trustable. The tint overlay is more of a sticker. You have to get the adhesive side wet then stick it to the tails. smooth out the middle so it has no bubbles and it makes a base to work with. Then take a heat gun and begin to work out the creases and bubbles on the outer edges. Basic rundown of overlays. Dunno id spray-on is any easier.
     
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    man let me tell ya about the tint overlay sticker... i had bought 1 of them be4 and it was hard to put on the tail light... and after a few day later it started to pill off at the coner of the light n etc. but to me its pretty much a ok if you can put it on w/o it to pill off... i just took my off a few week ago and went wif the stcok lo0k..
     
  17. navylife59
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    Paint Protection Film - XPEL Technologies Corp. These are the real deal; high quality and durable. A little difficult to put on and requires the use of a heat gun. I have them on all my cars with no problems. Project tC has had blue shaded ones on for about 2 years now and they still look new.

    OEM Light - Blue Xpel.JPG

    ....bluer tint. camera doesnt pick it up well.
     
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    Doing this procedure this weekend.

    This may be on a 350z but same concept for taillights. Hope this helps. Guys lights seem to be very shiny and look like he did a very exceptional job on it.

    How to Smoke Taillights - Nissan 350Z & 370Z Wiki
     
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    yeah there is a great resource. I dont mean to just join the forum and post this, but im on a mission to give out this free tutorial on smoking tail lights. they have 2 different tutorials. one is a professional finish and the other is a basic finish tutorial. i just tinted my head and tail lights. check it out. maybe some of you have seen kennon mills tutorials for the scion?? well there now hosted on the this site. check it out
     
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    yea.. i know kennon..
    hung out with him at the last Scion night at Knott's... cool guy.
     

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