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Old 09-06-2014, 05:36 PM   #1
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spray tint for tail lights?

Ok so i just installed the AM rear tail light tint and im happy with the darkness but not happy with the look of it when you are up close. I took my time installing the tint and I still have tiny bubbles. The bubbles didnt seem to be there until it sat in the sun for a few hours. So whos using the spray tint? or plasti-dip? how did it turn out? I might go that route.
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Give it a day or two in the sun. The bubbles should work themselves out in that time.

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Im going to give it a few days but if it doesnt clear up then im using a spray. Only thing about most sprays that ive researched is that when the lights are on it looks really flat looking. With the tint it still has a nice shine. some guys are using plasti-dip but again it give it that flat black look.
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Im going to give it a few days but if it doesnt clear up then im using a spray. Only thing about most sprays that ive researched is that when the lights are on it looks really flat looking. With the tint it still has a nice shine. some guys are using plasti-dip but again it give it that flat black look.
The spray is going to look cheesy and ghetto in my opinion. You can work some of the bubbles out with the squeegee and some time. The larger ones you can poke a tony hole with a needle and work them out that way.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:17 PM   #5
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Well I pulled the passenger side off 1/2 way because of all the little bubbles and I put a little mist between the tint and light, then I squeegeed it out the best I could but im still not happy. Lining it up after pulling it off was a B%#@ too because I think it stretched out lol.
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The spay worked fine me on my jeep just spray a clear coat on after the tint to make them shine.
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Old 09-06-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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Man get you some Night Shade! Didn't do it to my mustang because my 13 doesn't need it, however I did so it to my Tacoma. Works great sprays easy. Make sure whatever you do to only use ONE coat I repeat ONE coat! I'm that one spraying make it as light or as dark as you want it and it will dry and be clear as a bell and look factory. If you out more than ONE coat it will be foggy and look like crap.


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Thanks WhiteCoyote im going to look in to that brand. Do you remember where you got it? I have Autozone, NAPA, pepboys, and a few others here in town.
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Got mine from Autozone! You want be disappointed I promise. I almost bought a 2011 and that was the first thing I was going to do bro! Good luck! Send me a pic when you get done I would like to see!


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Careful with tint. Your brake lights must be visible to 500 feet. You get rear ended and it can be proven that your tint limited the visibility of your brake light you go from victim to at fault.


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^ correct. The good thing about AMs tint is you can peel it off if you get in trouble or an accident (no proof) but VHT nightshade works! I used it on my quarter markers and turn signals(didn't trust myself on taillights). I would do 3 coats of the VHT spray if you want to go that route. I did 5 or 6 on my quarter markers and the light is barely visible...


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If you know how to spray the tint on, clear coat and sand it and polish it. It will look professionally done. I get people asking where I bought my lights from all the time because they still have a very bright shine to them and not that flat look to them.
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Here is 3 coats on headlights. Will get pic of tails later. Do it right and wet sand between coats followed by a good quality clear and they will be slicker than your factory paint.

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3 coats on tails. Bad pic I know, and they look much darker in person.

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Ok so i just installed the AM rear tail light tint and im happy with the darkness but not happy with the look of it when you are up close. I took my time installing the tint and I still have tiny bubbles. The bubbles didnt seem to be there until it sat in the sun for a few hours. So whos using the spray tint? or plasti-dip? how did it turn out? I might go that route.
I used the tail light tint from AM and it looks awesome and no issues with bubbles or applying it.



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