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lukesmit695 02-07-2013 11:54 AM

Smoking out Tail Lights
 
So I am thinking about smoking out my tail lights and am not settled on what method to choose yet. I've read up a lot on vinyl tints and they seem to be the easiest way. Any cons to doing it this way?

GTEASER 02-07-2013 12:03 PM

At least vinyl overlays are reversable and you get a very even tinting across the whole lense.

CL21376 02-07-2013 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by lukesmit695 (Post 4283197)
So I am thinking about smoking out my tail lights and am not settled on what method to choose yet. I've read up a lot on vinyl tints and they seem to be the easiest way. Any cons to doing it this way?

Cons: it makes it more difficult for fellow motorists to see your brake lights. It's illegal. You risk putting yourself at risk of being at fault if you get rear ended.

Pros: looks cool?

GTEASER 02-07-2013 01:13 PM

^Yes, this, thus the reversable aspect. If you are gonna do it, only go the lightest possible, I'd prefer to be able to see you put your brakes on.

islandborn 02-07-2013 01:28 PM

True... I sorta like people noticing my rear. :p

Ellesedil 02-07-2013 01:54 PM

When I build/modify things, I like to use genuine parts. Smoking tail lights would be no different. Have you tried using genuine smoke?

GTEASER 02-07-2013 01:56 PM

Where can I get some? :lol:

CHUCKmfnNORRIS 02-07-2013 03:14 PM

on my wrangler i tinted the tail lights but replaced the brake and reverse lights with CREE led's so they can be seen.

lukesmit695 02-07-2013 05:09 PM

I would only go with a light charcoal color. I don't even like the look of straight up black tail lights. And as far as being reversible, thats what is kinda selling me on the whole vinyl deal lol

RailKill 02-08-2013 05:50 AM

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Originally Posted by GTEASER (Post 4283446)
Where can I get some? :lol:

Go to the doctor, tell him/her that you have a headache, they give you a card and you go to the dispensary for your "medicine". Isn't that how you lucky bastards do it over there on the West Coast?:lol:

GTEASER 02-08-2013 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by RailKill (Post 4284219)
Go to the doctor, tell him/her that you have a headache, they give you a card and you go to the dispensary for your "medicine". Isn't that how you lucky bastards do it over there on the West Coast?:lol:

Yeah something like that. :lol::lol::lol: Unfortunately now I am a responsible professional with a good career, job, house and family. I actually quit that about 17 years ago. I embibe once every few years when me and the boys do our annual mountain biking weekend in Tahoe, but really don't enjoy it the way I used to. My days of waking up with doobie, working while high, and doing bong hits before bedtime are long gone. :mad:

BAC5.2 02-08-2013 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by lukesmit695 (Post 4283197)
Any cons to doing it this way?

It's illegal.

laff79 02-08-2013 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4284616)
It's illegal.

took 12 posts for you to get here. You slippin, dawg

RailKill 02-08-2013 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by GTEASER (Post 4284599)
Yeah something like that. :lol::lol::lol: Unfortunately now I am a responsible professional with a good career, job, house and family. I actually quit that about 17 years ago. I embibe once every few years when me and the boys do our annual mountain biking weekend in Tahoe, but really don't enjoy it the way I used to. My days of waking up with doobie, working while high, and doing bong hits before bedtime are long gone. :mad:

If it wasn't for the random testing at work, I would have never stopped. 30 years and waiting:)

Anyway, yes, its illegal (the taillight tint).

sschmelcke 02-08-2013 05:00 PM

I used lamin-x. Looks awesome and the brake lights are just as bright.


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