how to tint tail lights? - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Interior & Exterior Styling Talk about Chevy Cobalt interior and exterior products such as body kits, spoilers, steering wheels, shift knobs, etc.

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Firebalt07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lindale Tx
Posts: 178
how to tint tail lights?

i am trying to tint my tail lights and am having problems... the curvature of the lense is giving me problems and i keep getting wrinkles that wont come out... i have tried the soap solution and canot get it to go on right and have tried no soap and using a dryer to warm it up to stretch some but to no avail... i pmed a guy on here and decided to post to get info from anyone else... thnx

Firebalt07 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 01:26 PM
Forum Regular
 
xxcooljay23xxg5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 162
Send a message via AIM to xxcooljay23xxg5
I've heard of people taking out the lights and using a "tint spray" forgot what it was called but heard it was a lot easier then film.

Cooljay's Black 2007 Pontiac G5 Base AkA Black Knight
Injen CAI, DC Sports Catback, Interior Trim painted red, 3 Gauge A pillar, Eibach Pro Springs, SS High Rise Wing with CF Center, Painted Rear Drums and Front Calipers, MSW Type 11's 17x7's On Kumho's.

To come: DC Sports Strut tower bar, Body Kit, CF Hood, Turbo, Halo Headlights, 17inc Foraged Rims, Front drilled and Slotted Rotors, SS Struts, Comp. Kickers.
xxcooljay23xxg5 is offline  
post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 01:40 PM
Forum Regular
 
coBALTIMORE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Baltimore,MD
Posts: 153
its called night shade. Its works good but had to find in some locations

coBALTIMORE is offline  
 
post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 01:50 PM
Forum Regular
 
DJVC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston
Posts: 142
Send a message via MSN to DJVC
Do you have a coupe or a sedan, and is it regular tint or that vinyl "cling" tint?

what i did on my sedan as use 3M double sided permament tape and taped the edges of the tail lights. you have to stretch the tint a bit to get all the wrinkles out.


'07 Cobalt LT Sedan
Mods: Tint, debadged, pioneer aftermarket stereo w/2 10", Tinted tail lights, black halo projector headlights, 8000k HID's, B&M Shift+, LSJ DP, GMPP Exhast.
More to come...
DJVC is offline  
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 04:49 PM
OBZ
Staff AlumniDedicated


 
OBZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: S.L.C. UT.
Posts: 3,006
THe how-to section is for tutorials only. THis belongs in interior anr exterior styling.

But like they said, most people use VHT nightshades. Its a transparent paint.



"A wise man speaks because he has something to say,
A fool speaks because he has to say something"
OBZ's showoff thread!
OBZ is offline  
post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
Forum Regular
 
Firebalt07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lindale Tx
Posts: 178
i know people use night shade and i have used it before... i find it hard to get even coats and irreversable. i want to use film. the kind i am using has a peel away layer and the back is adhesive... any ideas

Firebalt07 is offline  
post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 07:06 PM
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: bucks county,Pa
Posts: 78
Send a message via AIM to typo13
I have used the VHT nightshade spray tint it is really good but you have to put it on light, because it will turn out darker after it dries. I made a huge mistake and put to many coats on but i fixed it by wet sanding it. Also you will want to put a few coats of clear on them becasue the tint has a flat finsh to it. I'll post a few pictures tomm. of my tails.
typo13 is offline  
post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 12:37 AM
Newcomer
 
dtadla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 35
i know your pain my friend, tint and i are mortal enemies. i recently tried tinting my tailights and they wound up more "veinie" and you'll know what i mean than an old lady's leg. i used gilla 5% tint with the peel off back and it just wouldn't work.
dtadla is offline  
post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 05:05 AM
Contributor
 
Alpha_Male1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 257
VHT FTW...

Modern Performance Racing Products

I'm A Cocky MOFO

Me Bench Pressing
...............:o
[][][]=\\=(>_<)=//=[][][]
................|
.............../ \
Alpha_Male1 is offline  
post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 05:48 AM
Forum Regular
 
JustMiller25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bel Air, MD
Posts: 165
Send a message via AIM to JustMiller25
Hey sry its taken so long to get back to ya....I used the film.
Take the lights out then double side tape around the edges. Start from one corner ans stretch using a creditcard to apply pressure and remove bubbles. Its almost impossible to get all bubbles so take a pin needle and pop out the remaining bubbles.


-5% Tint Tails, Blacked out Headlights, 35% Tinted Windows, Flat Black Exhaust, Blue Painted interior trim, Blue Interior floor neons, Blue Cupholder Neons, Rebadged "COBALT" Inside, Shorty Antenna, Metallic Black Mesh Grille-
JustMiller25 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome