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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-04-2012, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Any Tips for Tinting Taillights?

Anyone have any tips on tinting the taillights on a cobalt coupe?

I plan on using actual film. I already have it in fact.

Im starting to think it could get tricky because the two lights on the actual trunk have that part of the light that sticks out from the rest. Anyone get what im trying to say?haha

But any tips would be great!
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Take lights off the car, use an heatgun and you are good to go :P


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now what about tinting your own windows masterz.. any advice on that
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now what about tinting your own windows masterz.. any advice on that
My car had tinted windows already when I bought it. So I can't really give any tips on this sorry :/ It seems to be same process as tinting tail light with film to be honest with you.

For the lights, I bought the matte film here: eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

You can also look at the video in the auction description for a How-To.

Side note: from my experience, you will need to take off your lights. It will make your job a lot easier.


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yeah Like i said before, i want to to it but am kinda scared. I think Ill end up doing one window at a time myself, taking the window out possibly to make it easier.

lights i think i might spray a light coat of nightshade.

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btw those r cheap.. the strip of tint

i also need to figure out a colour to paint my interior trim, doors and the shiny chrome part that chips and cuts you when you open door. .
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now what about tinting your own windows masterz.. any advice on that
imo i wouldn't do myself, just looks too big of a mess and a frustrating job getting the air bubbles out lol
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imo i wouldn't do myself, just looks too big of a mess and a frustrating job getting the air bubbles out lol
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i think the spray is easier. i did it on my old car. just taped off the lights. if i ever do it again i will probably take the lights off next time.
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I hung them from the ceiling in my garage with fish line and sprayed em. Looked great but got pulled over too many times. Just got new aftermarket for $100 and I'm still a bit bitter, I miss the all black back!
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Thinking about tinting my tail lights but windows came tinted and they are definately dark enough for me .. I would definately recommend taking them off the car though.. Saves all the taping and masking..
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