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2012sel 01-25-2012 02:55 PM

Tailight Tint option
 
I wanted to tone down the bright area of the tailight without tinting the whole thing. I ordered some generic vinyl on ebay for $3.50 shipped and cut it with a template I created. The vinyl I got seemed as nice as the Lamin-X I put on the headlights.

Before and After

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9978/beforelarge.jpghttp://img267.imageshack.us/img267/7387/afterlarge.jpg

Here's the template I created.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3...nttemplate.jpg


If you print this image to use for a template, print it so the measured line in the center is 251mm. Cut the vinyl for one side, then flip the vinyl over and cut for the other side.

The title of the ebay auction is "Head Light Tint Film - 30x20cm (~ 12"x8") LIGHT GRAY (3M Quality)" and sold by Member id yauyauyen.
You might consider getting a larger piece since it's so cheap. It took about a week from the time I ordered before it arrived.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/140678902607...84.m1439.l2649
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Twenty 01-25-2012 03:05 PM

That's EXACTLY what I want to do. Looks great!

rubsterob 01-25-2012 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Twenty (Post 3981963)
That's EXACTLY what I want to do. Looks great!

x2

i went to a couple tint shops and the wanted $75 for just the tails, another $75 for the headlights. i quickly said no thank you and walked away

rubsterob 01-25-2012 04:26 PM

can you post up a side view please? or angle so i can see where the tails point forward.

2012sel 01-25-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rubsterob (Post 3982075)
can you post up a side view please? or angle so i can see where the tails point forward.

Next chance I get and remember to.

I've contacted the seller of this vinyl to see if I can get a bigger sheet of this tint. I'm going to cover my chrome door molding with it to create a "black chrome" look. We'll see.

Mock up of what it should look like.

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/2...beforemedi.jpghttp://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8...moldingtin.jpg

SkyPilot 01-25-2012 04:49 PM

looks fantastic! [thumb]

Joshw 01-25-2012 10:06 PM

How dark is that? (the%)

2012sel 01-25-2012 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Joshw (Post 3982623)
How dark is that? (the%)

Looks like 6% like my Lamin-X headlight vinyl. No % was given in the ad.


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