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Old 11-13-2012, 09:19 AM   #3676
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Can anyone give me a recommendation to someone /somewhere that does tail light tint reallly well. Looking for it to come out perfect.

Example of what I'm looking for:

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #3677
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Do you want film or paint?
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:01 AM   #3678
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Depends on the final product. And how long it will last. I don't want them to turn pink :/
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #3679
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Done properly, paint should not turn pink and should be permanent.

Done properly, your taillights will have between 7-10 tint coats and 3-5 clear coats.

s13duy or something like that is an "Authorized Blue Batmobile" installer out of Malden.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:11 AM   #3680
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Know anyone that paints them? I've looked into the bluebats, seems decent. May go overlay first then get them painted if the tint looks crappy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:13 AM   #3681
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Custom Body shops. My body shop will do them but they're out of Malden.

Expect $200-300 to have your taillights tinted red by a body shop.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #3682
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Saw that narrow body(08-09) flat black wrx 5Dr late last night in the game stop cod midnight release. Looked good
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #3683
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I was gonna have the s13 guy do it but I thought items duey so my search went poorly afterwards
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #3684
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Saw that narrow body(08-09) flat black wrx 5Dr late last night in the game stop cod midnight release. Looked good
Ps3? Mines waiting for me I had it picked up at midnight
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #3685
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Ps3? Mines waiting for me I had it picked up at midnight
Hell yeah man. Want even gonna mother to go last night but I did. Ended up putting the controller down at 430 this morning
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:59 PM   #3686
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rims all painted and installed



i dipped my grill mesh to match


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Old 11-13-2012, 03:57 PM   #3687
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Saw that narrow body(08-09) flat black wrx 5Dr late last night in the game stop cod midnight release. Looked good
That was me man, you Rollin in the wagon with the lime green wheels?

Also to anyone wondering about tinting lights, buy one can of 10 dollar VHT NITE SHADES. Take your lights out wipe them with dry cloth to remove debris and then lightly coat them til you get the color you want. NO NEED to spend more then 20 bucks on a blacking out of lights. As far as red tint goes I have no idea, but I have seen YouTube videos and it looks easy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:02 PM   #3688
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Tinting lights is easy. Having them look good and last is a whole different story.

Put a taillight with NightShades next to my taillights and you'd immediately tell why.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #3689
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Tinting lights is easy. Having them look good and last is a whole different story.

Put a taillight with NightShades next to my taillights and you'd immediately tell why.
I've done nite shades to all my lights in the past 3 cars I've owned and the wrx I have now is only one I really take care of and the shades lasted just fine on the others? Idk obviously results vary. Either way I'm sure they look sick
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:15 AM   #3690
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Probably while I was working, I run around fitchburg/leominster all day hahah
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Kevin,
Stock vf52 wrx makes around 280-290hp/290-310tq I think on that dyno. Give or take. Stock, the 2011-13 make great power. Just adding the dp doesn't hurt, but its not as much of a necessity as older wrx/stis.
That seems high even for a dynapac. I was just curious because there aren't that many dynapac around so it's hard to get comparison numbers. Of course any dyno is just a way of comparing 2 itself and help with tuning. now you just gotta get your car up to the track and see what it can do.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:55 AM   #3691
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On the topic of taillight overlays, just dont lol. They are TERRIBLE imo. Nothing beats a properly painted light.

Vision is right about nightshades vs real paint. Nightshades can be done alright, proper paint and clear can be made flawless. A few coats of clear and some proper paintwork and you cant even feel a seam if you only do a section.

As an edited benefit you can wax your tails after and they are a mirror finish!




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Old 11-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #3692
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That seems high even for a dynapac. I was just curious because there aren't that many dynapac around so it's hard to get comparison numbers. Of course any dyno is just a way of comparing 2 itself and help with tuning. now you just gotta get your car up to the track and see what it can do.
Yeah Idk, I wish it wasn't my daily. last thing I need is a blown tranny or motor go pop.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:41 AM   #3693
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Yeah Idk, I wish it wasn't my daily. last thing I need is a blown tranny or motor go pop.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #3694
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #3695
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On the topic of taillight overlays, just dont lol. They are TERRIBLE imo. Nothing beats a properly painted light.

Vision is right about nightshades vs real paint. Nightshades can be done alright, proper paint and clear can be made flawless. A few coats of clear and some proper paintwork and you cant even feel a seam if you only do a section.

As an edited benefit you can wax your tails after and they are a mirror finish!

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very well put! paint + clear > overlays and nightshades.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #3696
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[quote="BradX978"]

That was me man, you Rollin in the wagon with the lime green wheels?

Yeah the foresters rocking the green winter set up. I didn't get close but the Flat paint looked good under the lights. How bout that tool in the riced out accord, running the lot with under glow trunk open bumping his system at max volume... coolest dude EVER!
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:31 PM   #3697
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Dude I was gunna wait and try and talk to you about the forester but I couldn't deal with the dubstep any longer hahaha it was annoying.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:34 PM   #3698
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Also to anyone tryna game

Ps3 SKC-Worldwide (MW3, black ops 2, midnight club)
Xbox SKCxWorldwide (battlefield 3, doom 3, spec ops)
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #3699
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Ordering my plastidip friday!

And to chime in on the subject, paint is the best way to go for tail lights. BUT, when nightshade is done right it can look pretty damn good
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:20 PM   #3700
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Ordering my plastidip friday!

And to chime in on the subject, paint is the best way to go for tail lights. BUT, when nightshade is done right it can look pretty damn good
I think mine came out pretty good! And can you get plasti dip at Home Depot? Or do you have to order it? I just want black, nothing crazy
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