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Old 05-03-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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Anyone know where to get taillight overlays installed in CT/NY?
Preferably around Norwalk or Westchester.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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99% of tint guys will do the over lays. Dpending on what type your looking at. theres sticky ones and theres shrinking ones. I did my friends with a hairdryer, my heat gun was too much.

if your confident do it yourself and save $90
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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Interesting topic. Does anybody know. If this is illegal.in mass I wanna get them blacked out.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #5
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Yes they're illegal but **** it. My lights are blacked out. I've been towed once since I had them. Other then that most cops don't care. At least in my area.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #6
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Interesting topic. Does anybody know. If this is illegal.in mass I wanna get them blacked out.

black is usually a no-no from the 5-0. or so ive been reading. its just another thing the officer can bust your balls about. not worth it in my opinion. i Nightshades'd my hatch tails. they came out mint too.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:08 PM   #7
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99% of car mods are a no no. If you drive a nice car you should be able to afford the 35 dollar tail tint ticket lol or fight it in court and it will probably get dropped.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #8
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Im not a fan of blacked out tail lights. they may "look cool" but its a serious safety hazard on a sunny day and it effects rear blinkers from being visible. Some of my friends blacked their tail lights out and as soon as they were rear-ended it changed their tune of how cool they looked.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:20 PM   #9
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Well I already have them. They are precut vinyls. No way I would smoke my tails. I do not have the patience or balls to do shrink/stretch them myself.

Edit: forgot to mention that none of the tint guys want to work with vinyl.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
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Go To AutoZone -> VHT NiteShades + Clear Coat + Blue Painter's Tape + Two Pizza Boxes + Sandpaper (fine grain) = Amazing Looking Tail Lights

Screw VINYL
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #11
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Go To AutoZone -> VHT NiteShades + Clear Coat + Blue Painter's Tape + Two Pizza Boxes + Sandpaper (fine grain) = Amazing Looking Tail Lights

Screw VINYL
If you want to make it so you can still some of the oem tails then buy all this, if not damp paper towels to clean debree, dry ones to dry and about 1-3 coats depending on how dark you want them.

Yes. They're a huge safety hazard. I will agree. Haah
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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So. How much tint percent will look good but still leave headroom for. No tickets and. Clear tail visibility. Anybody got pics
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:26 PM   #13
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So. How much tint percent will look good but still leave headroom for. No tickets and. Clear tail visibility. Anybody got pics
If you're vinyl or tint I can't help because i do not know.

Nightshades is what I used.

1 coat - ***** ****. Why even bother?
2 coats - what most people use and it looks good.
3 coats - what I have. To dark haha but I have a 3rd light un shaded so I don't get hassled to much.
4 coats - might as well use plasti dip. Lol
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #14
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Again, I have the precut vinyl overlays. Never mind though. I guess no one has anything to offer.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:42 PM   #15
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You wont find one. When i searched in CT no tint guys would touch it. If you bring it to them they dont like the idea they have one shot to put it on. Plus they dont have experience doing it. Ive only seen places that paint them. Those companies will be at wicked big meet.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #16
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If you want to make it so you can still some of the oem tails then buy all this, if not damp paper towels to clean debree, dry ones to dry and about 1-3 coats depending on how dark you want them.
Yes. They're a huge safety hazard. I will agree. Haah
I did 4 Coats of RED VHT NiteShades on my tails. Looks how factory SHOULD.
4 Coats of Clear after as well.

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So. How much tint percent will look good but still leave headroom for. No tickets and. Clear tail visibility. Anybody got pics
This Should answer all your questions. If not PM me.http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1820318

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Nightshades is what I used.
1 coat - ***** ****. Why even bother?
2 coats - what most people use and it looks good.
3 coats - what I have. To dark haha but I have a 3rd light un shaded so I don't get hassled to much.
4 coats - might as well use plasti dip. Lol
- Red NiteShades. (VHT) & A *GOOD* Clear Coat. One that's made for plastic and has a UV protectant in it.
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