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JohnMichael 08-14-2005 12:49 PM

How-To Cling Tint Exterior Lights
 
Alrighty, here's that How-To I promised you guys...this is for the thread I started entitled, "Check the Tinted Lights."

Time Needed: About 30 minutes

Cost: About $20 for all materials

Materials: Sharp Scissors, Exacto Knife, Plain Paper, Wet Rag, 5% Cling-Tint from Wal-Mart
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...alsforTint.jpg

Okey dokey, let's get started...

1. Clean all lights with a soap solution, NOT an ammonia based cleaner!

2. Hold plain paper up to lights and trace to get general shape of light, and cut out mold with scissors.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...utoutmolds.jpg

3. Unroll sheet of tint, and cut out insert with use of mold.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...d/Cuttofit.jpg

4. Apply mold cutout to light and smooth with damp rag...get rid of all bubbles and wrinkles.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...tionoftint.jpg

5. CAREFULLY trim the excess from around the light with exacto blade...you will have to reposition the blade every so often as the tint LOVES to cling to it.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16.../Trimtofit.jpg

If you screw up the tint cutouts, recut a new one with the paper mold. Also, if one of the tint cutouts has sort of a jagged edge, you can use that cutout to form a new one with perfect edges. Work carefully as to assure best results (and so you won't lose a finger! [:p])

When you have the completed a tint cutout, begin application at a chosen corner and work your way across the light wiping away wrinkles/bubbles along the way.

So far, the tint has withstood 80mph interstate speeds, and a simple hand carwash...

Well, I hope you guys enjoy the How-To! Good luck to you, and PM me if you need any more info! [:D]

JM

JohnMichael 08-14-2005 12:52 PM

Oh, and here's the finished product!
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...OrangeGone.jpg

CKA 08-14-2005 12:54 PM

I hope they sticky this for you. Great idea and job!

JohnMichael 08-14-2005 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by CKA
I hope they sticky this for you. Great idea and job!
Thanks, That would be cool!! *Wink, wink* Hint, hint.....nudge, nudge!! [:D] [:D]

W~Phoenix~{RC} 08-14-2005 12:57 PM

Great write-up [thumb] I guess that doing the cling-on tint would be much easier for the SVT Grille because it's one "solid" piece as opposed to three "separate" lenses.

So from these pictures I assume that you applied the tint to the corner lights with them still on the car. Do you think it would have been easier to do it to the lights with them off the car? I guess that way you could get a little more clearance and what-not with the exacto-knife and wouldn't risk scratching the car...

Cheers!

Edit: Hey Carmen, do you like my Title? [:D]

JohnMichael 08-14-2005 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by W~Phoenix~{RC}
Great write-up [thumb] I guess that doing the cling-on tint would be much easier for the SVT Grille because it's one "solid" piece as opposed to three "separate" lenses.

So from these pictures I assume that you applied the tint to the corner lights with them still on the car. Do you think it would have been easier to do it to the lights with them off the car? I guess that way you could get a little more clearance and what-not with the exacto-knife and wouldn't risk scratching the car...

I was sorta worried about scratching the car, but decided that I would just have to be extra careful when trimming...call it laziness or whatever, if you're careful enough you won't have a problem! [;)]

Oh yeah, I decided to try the tint before the NiteShade because it was cheaper for one, and it was ALOT less work involved! [:p]

JohnMichael 08-14-2005 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by W~Phoenix~{RC}
Great write-up [thumb]

Edit: Hey Carmen, do you like my Title? [:D]

Your title scares me a little... [paranoid]

.............but, it still sounds funny.......[;)]

CKA 08-14-2005 03:22 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by W~Phoenix~{RC}

Edit: Hey Carmen, do you like my Title? [:D]

Love it! [thumb] [:I]

CKA 08-14-2005 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by JohnMichael
Thanks, That would be cool!! *Wink, wink* Hint, hint.....nudge, nudge!! [:D] [:D]
I sent a PM out. [thumb]

JohnMichael 08-14-2005 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by CKA
I sent a PM out. [thumb]
Yes! Hopefully I'll make 'The LIST'... [:D] [:D]


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