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Old 10-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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Oh I didn't know they were that cheap :) that's good, and also I seen a lot of videos on YouTube of people taking out there whole tail light in order to spray them, would I have to do that aswell?
you wouldnt have to take em out , but it only takes about ten minutes to remove both . i personally am cheap so i went the nightshade route , but before i sprayed i sanded , then sprayed the shade , then i clearcoated them and buffed em out for a nice gloss
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Hm. I see, seems
I might go with the adhesive films that way I won't have to ...well, do that much work. Anyone go with a certain brand or just whatever you find off eBay?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #13
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http://fswerks.com/laminx.htm

FSWERKS is a retailer for Laminix and they have precut sheets for 08-11 taillights.

Best to use adhesives, regardless of the price difference. Our taillights are not cheap to replace. If you screw them up with paint its twice as expensive as the adhesives to replace them.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #14
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Nite shade tends to look purple when the lights are on at night and you need to lay it down even so it doesn't look blotchy.

Get some LaminX for the tails, it'll look WAY better.
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Sorry Mac beat me to it. He posted that while I was typing my response :)
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The fswerks pre cut ones look pretty expensive. I mean quality is probably what I'm going to hear, but for 20 bucks on eBay can't I get the same look with a roll of smoked tint and just cut it myself?
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The fswerks pre cut ones look pretty expensive. I mean quality is probably what I'm going to hear, but for 20 bucks on eBay can't I get the same look with a roll of smoked tint and just cut it myself?
im willing to bet the finish isnt up to par , also wouldnt think the adhesives are as good
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #18
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Yeah go with a lens tint spray can i did my brake lights and turn signals. Did get pulled over for it today but just a warning and im never taking it off
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The fswerks pre cut ones look pretty expensive. I mean quality is probably what I'm going to hear, but for 20 bucks on eBay can't I get the same look with a roll of smoked tint and just cut it myself?
For my 01 LX, I got pre-cuts on the tail lights and a small roll of adhesive tint film on the marker lights. All from eBay, for less than $20 each!!... I kid you not! for having installed eBay tints, I get a lot of good compliments.

Nonetheless, if you should go with eBay tints, just to be on the safe side, make sure you search for "eBay Top-Rated Sellers".


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if you do decide to still go the spray tint route, be sure to do multiple light even coats. that way you can test them out and if they are too light for your liking you can make them darker (as long as your brake lights can still be seen). I did a bunch of sanding and used clear coat at the end on my last car. turned out nice
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