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How To Cut Out The Holes......

In the sedan tails when you tint them! I know it sounds like a dumb question but I wanted to hear what the sedan owners all did when they decided to smoke they're tails. I want to do mine sooo effin bad but I think the local cops would pull me over every chance they got. And what you used; film VHT....whatever. Any insight on the situation would be appreciated!

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Tape over the Reverse lights and then tinted the rest with light coat Then Clear coat


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It sounds horrible but I've tried to just tape over the reverse light and cut it out, but I always end up with like a....Semi-circle or an oval. I think I just suck at taping stuff. Any other suggestions? Like a template or something?

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haven't seen any templates, but it took some time and a sharp razor blade for me to get mine done


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Ugh. I have no skill with the painters tape. lol I even called a body shop to see if they'd just mix some clear-coat and black base and shoot my tails but they said they didn't want to get into trouble by tinting my tails for me. Bastards.

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When I did it on my coupe I put a flashlight in the hole and used that to cut around the reverse bulb

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^ That's pretty ingenious. Did you use any clear on ur tails, or just VHT and polish?

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I used a protractor. Works great. Measure the light.place a couple strips of painters tape on a table. Get ur protractor And place the point in the center and the pencil end on the side. Remove and place on light

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I did as said above, placed masking tape over the reverse light, then use a trouble light to illuminate the light and see throught the lense, then used an exacto knife to cut it out...and I nightshaded the desired color, then removed the tape, cleared 5 coats, sanded, buffed, polished and waxed...lol

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