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Old 02-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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Break light and side marker tint

As anyone smoked there break lights or side markers? I see there are a few ways of doing it. Spray or window film. I like the way it looks, but I kinda want others to see nice and clear when I'm stopping or turning. Maybe just use for shows.. Any pics and / or advice would be appreciated.
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If you want to be able to remove it, go with film, if you want it to be moderately permanent, go with spray, if you want it to be cleaner, go with film, as spray tends to chip (only on areas that are often hit by rocks ie headlights), if you want matte black, go with spray, either way people will be able to see you fine.

Here are mine, sprayed headlights, foglights, turn signals, 3rd brake, and side markers, for tails I used covers for a darker look.
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Also, here is the difference between unclearcoated tails and covers..
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Looks great.. I guess if I decided to spray, I can determine the darkness by the coats. I may go with the film first to get an idea of what it will look like.. Thanks
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Np, thing is with spray it was impossible to remove, so I had to bring out the sandpaper that was horrifying, covers are nice because you can remove them whenever you want, and are the absolute darkest you can go.

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Np, thing is with spray it was impossible to remove, so I had to bring out the sandpaper that was horrifying, covers are nice because you can remove them whenever you want, and are the absolute darkest you can go.

Have fun!
Carb cleaner works I had mine so dark you could only see the bulb and I couldnt get my spray off but carb cleaner worked
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Carb cleaner works I had mine so dark you could only see the bulb and I couldnt get my spray off but carb cleaner worked
I wish I had known that before I destroyed my tails.. lol! I'll keep that in mind for sure, I had tried about 8 different products with no luck..
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I wish I had known that before I destroyed my tails.. lol! I'll keep that in mind for sure, I had tried about 8 different products with no luck..
Ya I was not taking sandpaper to mine I just kept going to walmart to look for stuff but something else that may work I haven't tried it is that aircraft remover
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #9
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Re: Break light and side marker tint

I bought the Raxiom Smoked lights from AM. They look factory, no streaks or bubbles. You'll pay more obviously, but I think it was worth it. Easy swap, then sold my OEM's on Ebay for $46.
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Np, thing is with spray it was impossible to remove, so I had to bring out the sandpaper that was horrifying, covers are nice because you can remove them whenever you want, and are the absolute darkest you can go.

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U can just use gas also to take it off
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U can just use gas also to take it off
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As anyone smoked there break lights or side markers? I see there are a few ways of doing it. Spray or window film. I like the way it looks, but I kinda want others to see nice and clear when I'm stopping or turning. Maybe just use for shows.. Any pics and / or advice would be appreciated.
If u use spray.. Go to autozone and get rustoleam lens tint.. Don't get VHT night shade from somewhere else it sucks

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What did u freaking use for tint?
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Did you try brake fluid? It should not hurt the plastic but may require soaking.
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U can just use gas also to take it off
I invested in the covers I really like them when I gotta go threw inspection just gotta pop them off and I got tired of being pulled over lol
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If u use spray.. Go to autozone and get rustoleam lens tint.. Don't get VHT night shade from somewhere else it sucks

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What did u freaking use for tint?
Rustoleum! Idk what the hell was up with it but I'm going to cover a bomb shelter in it because that stuff was god damn indestructible!!

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Did you try brake fluid? It should hurt the plastic but may require soaking.
No I avoided things that would melt plastic
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I don't think it will hurt the plastic. Some guy on Horsepower soaked a plastic hood trim piece to get off the paint. He said he used to soak his old plastics models in it to remove paint.
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I don't think it will hurt the plastic. Some guy on Horsepower soaked a plastic hood trim piece to get off the paint. He said he used to soak his old plastics models in it to remove paint.
Hmm maybe, ill try it next time
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