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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Hate being negative, but I bought 2 cans of VHT Niteshades and tried a test spray on a piece of clear plastic. It did not come out even. I'll admit I'm not the best "sprayer"-of-paint but I'm glad I did not attempt to shoot my tail lights first. If you're going to try VHT Niteshades all I can say is ...practice....practice....practice on something before you spray your taillights! I decided not to spray my tailights after this. Since then I have noticed how uneven the tint is on taillights of owners that have sprayed theirs with Niteshades.
 

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my one tail light is alittle lighter due to my sanding but i will get it completed this week-end. I'll post another after picture.



 

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i dont want to know how to night shade people... i am looking for ideas on FILM tinting... i know how to night shade and have done it before... probably used it before many of you even knew about it over 4 years ago... need ideas for film tint... lol people see "tint" and go "i know i know night shade!!!"
 

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i dont want to know how to night shade people... i am looking for ideas on FILM tinting... i know how to night shade and have done it before... probably used it before many of you even knew about it over 4 years ago... need ideas for film tint... lol people see "tint" and go "i know i know night shade!!!"
"I know I know grow some balls and tint them!!"...thats how i go. VHT will last longer anyway. Just practice like the other post stated and you'll be fine....no wrinkles, no bubbles....You wont regret it:)
 

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Let me know if my advice works fire
 

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miller i like the way your tails came out....you did a good job on them
 

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I did mine just like millers but i used the 15% tint





these are the best i could find, i'll take some more recent pics later and update it.
 

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thanks guys...heres the closest i got. (Ignore the third brake light, its got a dent in it.)






 
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