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Old 05-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Blacked out taillights?

My car is getting painted right now. Has anyone used VHT's nite lights product? How good does it work, can you still see the taillights ok?
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My car is getting painted right now. Has anyone used VHT's nite lights product? How good does it work, can you still see the taillights ok?
It works ok and depending on how much you put on the tail lights can remain adequately visible. The spray is actually a really dark red, so it doesn't affect the tail lights as much as you might think it would.
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I Used VHT nightshade on mine. I sprayed an even layer of coats until it was dark enough and used clear over it.
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However the FL cops do not like them even though you can see the lights just fine
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I Used VHT nightshade on mine. I sprayed an even layer of coats until it was dark enough and used clear over it.
Thanks for sharing your experience.
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No problem TH! they look dark but are so translucent that the brakes are still very bright!

I probably sprayed eight or so coats.
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No problem TH! they look dark but are so translucent that the brakes are still very bright!

I probably sprayed eight or so coats.
I wasn't sure if he could get away with that many coats.


I used it to black out my quarter windows. I didn't know it was red until I happened to have a trouble light inside the car one night. So I'll have to be careful about turning on the interior lights at night.
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Thanks guys! I think I will give it a shot.
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I wasn't sure if he could get away with that many coats.

I used it to black out my quarter windows. I didn't know it was red until I happened to have a trouble light inside the car one night. So I'll have to be careful about turning on the interior lights at night.
Haha they are pretty dark but but super translucent
I had no idea it was a dark red!!
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Louisiana cops hate tinted tai lights too.as well as hids. I wish I could do my tails they cracking down hardcore
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Louisiana cops hate tinted tai lights too.as well as hids. I wish I could do my tails they cracking down hardcore
I've never had a problem with them over smoked tails, but they are horrible about the hids.
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Louisiana cops hate tinted tai lights too.as well as hids. I wish I could do my tails they cracking down hardcore
I took mine out for awhile and put stocks back in... Then recently I decided to put my other ones back in again. So far so good *knock on wood*
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I had blacked covers for a while on my other stang and never had problem from Louisiana cops bunch stangs around here have theme
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In Jefferson parish they have been horrible. My brother is a cop and jpso deputies just got memos to crack down on the tail lights and hids. Improper equipment tickets run around 175-200
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This is the vht product on my lx. 3 light coats. Hasn't changed color or faded for months now. Lights aren't too bad at night
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Oh yeah forgot, prep is key. I have one taillight that it's chipping off of but my other lights are fine. Make sure you clean them properly before applying it.
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Oh yeah! Very good point! Prep!
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #18
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Does anyone have a pic of the GT lights blacked out?
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #19
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Here's mine, I'll see if I have one with the gt spoiler.
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In St Mary parish they been ok on the HIDs. No tickets yet. I'm bout to order a conversation kit. For mine
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That looks good 93 I think I will do mine,
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That looks good 93 I think I will do mine,
Thanks, it takes time and patience to do the cheese graters. Also do lite coats and give each one a chance to dry, otherwise the tint may crack.
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Here's one with the stock spoiler.
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