Fun with PlastiDip! - Page 155 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus Builds & General Showroom

Ford Focus Builds & General Showroom Post pictures and information of your Focus being built or your car images here. We want to see your Focus! More Images: Visit Our Online Ford Focus Gallery

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #1541
crice8
Focus Fanatic
 
crice8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Fan#: 84830
Location: tyler, TX
What I Drive: 2010 Sterling Gray Focus SE Sedan

Posts: 3,392
Points 8,390, Level 61
Points: 8,390, Level: 61 Points: 8,390, Level: 61 Points: 8,390, Level: 61
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 9 crice8 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (13)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SvviftSVT View Post
i have only been pulled over once for my tails being tinted... and that was when they were "blacked out." yes, it was definitely too dark. since then, i have retinted them very lightly. very little light is restricted, as they still appear to be a dark red without the brake depressed.

i would say, if you are going to tint your tails, make sure you do it lighter so it appears "smoked" and not dark. just my 2 cents.

and i agree with you, Crice8. Headlights should definitely not be tinted... get black housings instead, gives almost the same visual appearance without effecting light output.
I completely agree with this. I actually have a brand new set of the light "tint" lamin x for the 08-11 focus headlights in a tub under my bed. Never even took the install stuff out of the package lol. i never have time to do it. ill sell it for the same price as laminx but ill do shipping/tax included so you can save that much if anyone is interetsed. they charged me $8 shipping
__________________
Galatians 6:14
crice8 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-11-2012, 04:04 PM   #1542
katiekay
ɔᴉʇɐuɐℲ snɔoℲ
 
katiekay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 42025
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
What I Drive: 03 CD Silver ZX5

Posts: 7,781
Points 11,415, Level 70
Points: 11,415, Level: 70 Points: 11,415, Level: 70 Points: 11,415, Level: 70
Level Up 42% Completed
Level up: 42% Level up: 42% Level up: 42%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 59 katiekay Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (48)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crice8 View Post
Please refrain from spray tinting your lights.... In most cases cops will be 99% more apt to pull you over due to it.... Get ses dark tails or led ones on ebay. The only thing i would suggest on any exterior lighting of your car is lamin x . While still illegal to do it simply peels off.. You won't have to go buy new taillights after you get pulled over the first time. On your headlights anything "tinted" will drastically kill your light output and puts both you and others on the road in danger. Taillights the same... As a part time Cybercrime "assistant" for the county, i cannot tell you how many times i have called a OD in the area to pull over some jackass that has his taillights tinted at night and almost rear end them because they are hitting the brakes but it is not even as bright as the lights would have been on at night anyways without the pedal depressed....
My tails were blacked out with the AVS plastic covers(not recommended) even though they velcroed on so removal was easy, the light output was affected. Good thing that I never got pulled over for it, or got rear ended. There are off now with no intentions of going back on. Never tried laminix, but plastidip peels off just as easy and light does shine through it. Now, I like the look of the OEM euros best of all, no tinting needed to give the rear a classy look.
__________________
Hatch Nation #8
September 2012 Ride of the Month
katiekay is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 04:08 PM   #1543
crice8
Focus Fanatic
 
crice8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Fan#: 84830
Location: tyler, TX
What I Drive: 2010 Sterling Gray Focus SE Sedan

Posts: 3,392
Points 8,390, Level 61
Points: 8,390, Level: 61 Points: 8,390, Level: 61 Points: 8,390, Level: 61
Level Up 80% Completed
Level up: 80% Level up: 80% Level up: 80%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 9 crice8 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (13)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyroinsa View Post
My tails were blacked out with the AVS plastic covers(not recommended) even though they velcroed on so removal was easy, the light output was affected. Good thing that I never got pulled over for it, or got rear ended. There are off now with no intentions of going back on. Never tried laminix, but plastidip peels off just as easy and light does shine through it. Now, I like the look of the OEM euros best of all, no tinting needed to give the rear a classy look.
Try peeling off plastidip that is sprayed thin(= ive been down that road... majoorrrr pain in the ASH.

By the time you made it thick enough to easily peel off it would not be transparent lol

EDIT: Actually you know all about this you just removed it from your hood(= i remember. i tried removing it from my wheels, with three coats it crumbled of what i could get off. i ended up saying screw it after hours of scrubbing and high pressure spraying them and just palstidipped over the remaining plastidip till it was thick enough to level out
__________________
Galatians 6:14
crice8 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 04:11 PM   #1544
AvieF
HN Sammich Maker
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83452
Location: Omaha, NE transplanted from Midland, TX
What I Drive: '05 RED ZX5 SES/'06 Black Jetta GLI

Posts: 14,399
FF Reputation: 12 AvieF Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Tireshop messed up my Plastidip ugh ill be redoing that later lol
AvieF is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #1545
SvviftSVT
Release the Kraken!!
 
SvviftSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58277
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: Green-Eyed 2004 Black SVT #0461

Posts: 16,626
Points 12,149, Level 72
Points: 12,149, Level: 72 Points: 12,149, Level: 72 Points: 12,149, Level: 72
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 68%
Activity: 68% Activity: 68% Activity: 68%
FF Reputation: 10 SvviftSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
Quote:
Originally Posted by AvieF View Post
Tireshop messed up my Plastidip ugh ill be redoing that later lol
that happened to me the other week... out came the can and then it ran out... lol.

just thought of an idea... mask off 3 of the 6 spokes on my svt rims and leave them silver-ish.... hmmm.... might look stoopid... but that is the awesomeness of the dip... completely reversible.
__________________
TeamFOCALIZE!// HATCH NATION #45// October '12 ROTM

Track build has begun.
slow and steady.. but its going
SvviftSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #1546
cdbertrand
Focus Fanatic
 
cdbertrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97547
Location: Moorefield, WV
What I Drive: 00' Infra Red ZX3, gf's 08' SE

Posts: 1,537
Points 3,081, Level 34
Points: 3,081, Level: 34 Points: 3,081, Level: 34 Points: 3,081, Level: 34
Level Up 21% Completed
Level up: 21% Level up: 21% Level up: 21%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 2 cdbertrand Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crice8 View Post
Please refrain from spray tinting your lights.... In most cases cops will be 99% more apt to pull you over due to it.... Get ses dark tails or led ones on ebay. The only thing i would suggest on any exterior lighting of your car is lamin x . While still illegal to do it simply peels off.. You won't have to go buy new taillights after you get pulled over the first time. On your headlights anything "tinted" will drastically kill your light output and puts both you and others on the road in danger. Taillights the same... As a part time Cybercrime "assistant" for the county, i cannot tell you how many times i have called a OD in the area to pull over some jackass that has his taillights tinted at night and almost rear end them because they are hitting the brakes but it is not even as bright as the lights would have been on at night anyways without the pedal depressed....
yeah this makes alot of sense. since i'm about to go to the police academy i prob shouldn't put too many illegal mods on my car. the law in VA states that you cannot tint any lights on your vehicle. pretty much anything that looks cool or sounds good is illegal here. oh boy.
cdbertrand is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #1547
Beatloafer
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95533
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 2012 Focus SE

Posts: 34
FF Reputation: 1 Beatloafer Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Question

You guys see this?

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/11/s...ious-in-a-can/
Beatloafer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #1548
AvieF
HN Sammich Maker
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83452
Location: Omaha, NE transplanted from Midland, TX
What I Drive: '05 RED ZX5 SES/'06 Black Jetta GLI

Posts: 14,399
FF Reputation: 12 AvieF Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SvviftSVT View Post
that happened to me the other week... out came the can and then it ran out... lol.

just thought of an idea... mask off 3 of the 6 spokes on my svt rims and leave them silver-ish.... hmmm.... might look stoopid... but that is the awesomeness of the dip... completely reversible.
Sucks huh lol. I told him be careful and he looked at me all weird lol oh well. Hmm that's a good idea lol
AvieF is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #1549
SvviftSVT
Release the Kraken!!
 
SvviftSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58277
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: Green-Eyed 2004 Black SVT #0461

Posts: 16,626
Points 12,149, Level 72
Points: 12,149, Level: 72 Points: 12,149, Level: 72 Points: 12,149, Level: 72
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 68%
Activity: 68% Activity: 68% Activity: 68%
FF Reputation: 10 SvviftSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beatloafer View Post
ahahahah fast and furious in a can...
__________________
TeamFOCALIZE!// HATCH NATION #45// October '12 ROTM

Track build has begun.
slow and steady.. but its going
SvviftSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 08:48 PM   #1550
AvieF
HN Sammich Maker
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Fan#: 83452
Location: Omaha, NE transplanted from Midland, TX
What I Drive: '05 RED ZX5 SES/'06 Black Jetta GLI

Posts: 14,399
FF Reputation: 12 AvieF Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beatloafer View Post
Wow lol
AvieF is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat