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Old 06-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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Smoked tail light tint

1998 smoked tail light tint problems here. No guide and no instruction on how to install them. Bought them of AM and pain in the *** to work with. I only tried one side and got frustrated and left the other side alone. Is there a guide on how to install them?
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Putting them on.
Those things are impossible... Like tinting windows that look professional. Buy a spare set of tail lights off ebay and spray tint them.
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It's not hard at all. Just clean your lights with a window cleaner first. Mix water with soap(Dawn/Joy or any brand of your choice) in a spray bottle. Spray the lights, spray the tint as you're removing the paper. Apply tint while its still wet. This allows you to make any necessary adjustments. Use the squeegee to remove any bubbles and water under the tint. The heat will do the rest. It should take about 20 minutes to do both sides. I'll attach some pics.
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It's not hard at all. Just clean your lights with a window cleaner first. Mix water with soap(Dawn/Joy or any brand of your choice) in a spray bottle. Spray the lights, spray the tint as you're removing the paper. Apply tint while its still wet. This allows you to make any necessary adjustments. Use the squeegee to remove any bubbles and water under the tint. The heat will do the rest. It should take about 20 minutes to do both sides. I'll attach some pics.
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It's not hard at all. Just clean your lights with a window cleaner first. Mix water with soap(Dawn/Joy or any brand of your choice) in a spray bottle. Spray the lights, spray the tint as you're removing the paper. Apply tint while its still wet. This allows you to make any necessary adjustments. Use the squeegee to remove any bubbles and water under the tint. The heat will do the rest. It should take about 20 minutes to do both sides. I'll attach some pics.
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It's not hard at all. Just clean your lights with a window cleaner first. Mix water with soap(Dawn/Joy or any brand of your choice) in a spray bottle. Spray the lights, spray the tint as you're removing the paper. Apply tint while its still wet. This allows you to make any necessary adjustments. Use the squeegee to remove any bubbles and water under the tint. The heat will do the rest.
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Process is identical to putting on the rear bumper letters and the 3rd brake light vinyl. I've heard recommendations to use baby shampoo (which is what i used for mine) instead of the more "industrial" types like Dawn or Joy b/c of the harsher chemicals. Dunno why, seems to work just fine, maybe its a vinyl eater

OP, if it didnt come with instructions, AM has it online. Is kinda 'generified' for numerous MYs but the process is essentially the same.
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LMFAO is quite appropriate for me though...On a mustang forum, hell bent on mods n upgrades, will likely have epicness akin to the good Doctor D

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99-04 tint is easy. I done it on my 01. 96-98 tint is PITA.
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Tail light tint looked like doo doo on my 04. I'm too OCD. Even the smallest imperfection ruined the whole process for me and I ended up throwing the tint away. Maybe it was because I tried the cheap ebay crap, but it's not something I'm interested in doing again.
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Well, I bought the one off of AmericanMuscle. 99-04 is really easy though. 96-98 are PITA. I can't even tint one taillight without screwing up.
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As mentioned, use a bottle of water and spray it on the lights and spray the tint itself as well. Put it on then you can adjust it. Then use the squeege. Took me about 20 mins at the most. Very easy to do.
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