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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-19-2014, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Tinting Brake lights and Running LEDs yourself

Good Afternoon everyone! The other day I stumbled a cross a spray that will allow you to tint your own tail lights and running LED. VHT makes a spray paint called Nite-Shades its a translucent paint that gives the appearance of tint but still allows the break light to shine through. I recently ordered a can and will resurrect this thread after i finish this DIY. Also ill post the amazon link for the product if your interested. Feel free to post experiences with this product if you have used it before!

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I believe with pain thinner it comes off. Dont quote me on that though lol
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If you're going to do the headlights/signals, you might me better off going with something like this...

http://www.headlightarmor.com/jeep-lighting-kits.aspx

It's a pre-cut film that can be easily removed if need be.

I just placed an order and I'll post some pics as soon as I apply the smoke to the turn signals.

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If you're going to do the headlights/signals, you might me better off going with something like this...

http://www.headlightarmor.com/jeep-lighting-kits.aspx

It's a pre-cut film that can be easily removed if need be.

I just placed an order and I'll post some pics as soon as I apply the smoke to the turn signals.
Yeah i looked into this but it doesnt say anything about tail lights. Id rather not tint my headlights as they already dont give off much light lol
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Hate when people tint tail lights...asinine and dangerous

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Hate when people that tint tail lights...asinine and dangerous
I understand your point of view, but if done correctly it can give the car a very nice look. Some auto companies add tint to tail lights to their higher end cars to give them a more aggressive look. To each his own!
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I had my front LED runnig lights tinted with window tint, about the same darkness as the headlights…..
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I believe with pain thinner it comes off. Dont quote me on that though lol
I did this with my old VW GTI. It comes off with thinner. The trick is that you have to do multiple thin coats and wet sand in between. IMO I would do a 3M vinyl wrap. They come in multiple tints and it's far easier to remove a sticker than paint.
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I did this with my old VW GTI. It comes off with thinner. The trick is that you have to do multiple thin coats and wet sand in between. IMO I would do a 3M vinyl wrap. They come in multiple tints and it's far easier to remove a sticker than paint.
I thought about getting 3m tint to the lights but the problem is I was offered 75 dollars for just the front 2 running leds. Just a bit much for what i wanna pay.
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