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Old 03-04-2010, 05:49 PM
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Opinion needed for smoked taillights

I bought a film to smoke the taillights. I plan on having them professionally sprayed when I figure out what I want do to.

First picture is the lights as is.
Second and third picture is with the tint applied. It is a fairly light tint. On the left side I tinted the entire light. On the right side I cut out the reverse lights. I got the idea from another forum user (his car is the fourth picture). I thought it looked fantastic on the white X5M with everything else blacked out. Since I left the side LED light white I thought I might look OK.

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Old 03-04-2010, 05:59 PM
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I like the third pic the best! On the white car, the tint is obviously a lot darker and the white stripe (reverse light) actually looks good.

In your case I think the whole light tinted looks best, unless you also go with a darker tint!
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I like the third pic the best! On the white car, the tint is obviously a lot darker and the white stripe (reverse light) actually looks good.

In your case I think the whole light tinted looks best, unless you also go with a darker tint!
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The sunlight makes the tint look lighter than it is. I may try a darker.

A dusk with the light fading it looked darker. Then the right (cut out) side looked better. The other side looked dirty.
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I like the third pic the best! On the white car, the tint is obviously a lot darker and the white stripe (reverse light) actually looks good.

In your case I think the whole light tinted looks best, unless you also go with a darker tint!


The white car is amazing. With the tint that light, I would do the entire light.
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I am just not fan of everything blacked out, seems sort of 90's to me. Stock tails look nice with the all white...the new ones with the thinner white will be better though.
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The clear section looks good and is needed for the reverse lights, not sure why you'd want to tint it.
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I am just not fan of everything blacked out, seems sort of 90's to me. Stock tails look nice with the all white...the new ones with the thinner white will be better though.
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I think the white truck looks great with the red lenses blacked out. I think the darker color trucks look great just the opposite as I like the contrast with the red lenses. Good thing we all dont feel the same and have the same tastes or everyone would have identical trucks. How boring would that be
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I tinted the whole thing but saw pics of someone else leaving the reverse lights out. I tried to see how that would go by scoring a bit of film on the bottom reflector but it actually scored the lens a little bit. Did you have trouble taking out the film from the reverse lights without touching the lens itself? Mine's been on for 5 months now and may be difficult to just peel off now anyway.
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