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Old 05-23-2013, 02:55 AM   #1
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Cant decide if this is tacky or not (tails)

I want my car totally blacked out, got the tint already and the black rims... i think i found this pic somewhere on here dont remember whos it is but i cant decide if i like it or not. what do you guys think, personally ive shyed away from nightshade in the past but i really like the look with leaving the reverse lights.



thoughts? yes or no?


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Old 05-23-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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IMO anything different is great and that really looks sweet. If I had to scuff the lights
to apply it I would not do it personally but if not, hell why not just take it off if it isn't cutting it.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:19 AM   #3
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I love the look. I vote yes. Do it. :-)
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:25 AM   #4
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i think you guys are right, nightshade is kind of a one way trip i believe but im painting my calipers (dark blue) next week when my caliper kit gets here so ill probably just nightshade them up then while I'm waiting for the calipers to dry.

From what ive heard there is a bit of disassembly to get the tail itself out? im not retarded i know how to disconnect a harness but what about additional bolts/sizes? is there a thread on this?
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:43 AM   #5
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Nightshade fades and is reversible... Goof off and carb cleaner takes it right off. No it does not damage your lights either I've done it to multiple lights over the course of 3 years and they're all fine. Good luck!
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I just hate the way it looks as it gets dull and I wouldn't want to have to keep applying it ever year.
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Who cares what anyone else thinks the car is yours scroll down untill you see the thread my focus se that's mine and its already blacked out I think it looks sexy IMO. The only thing I don't like is that there's too many badges on the back looks crappy IMO but its kit my car good job on the lights though oh yea you forgot your reflectors on the bottom of you valance
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From what ive heard there is a bit of disassembly to get the tail itself out? im not retarded i know how to disconnect a harness but what about additional bolts/sizes? is there a thread on this?
Right you are the lights are 10x harder to remove than the ones on my merc were this is what I did
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Are the taillights on the sedan that much harder to remove than the hatch? It takes me about 1 minute apiece to remove them from my hatch.
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I would think it would be easier like what Noriceplease did. I put nightshade on my 02 focus and just taped it off. As long as the tape job is good, it will look good.
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