This is a discussion on Smoked Taillights? within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I have a 2009 WRX sedan, and i really want to smoke my tail lights! I have already tried applying ...
I have a 2009 WRX sedan, and i really want to smoke my tail lights! I have already tried applying a film to the tail lights when they are removed from the car but there is one spot where the angle is to awkward and the film bubbles up, even with a heatgun. I am simply wondering what are some ways to smoke your tail lights without it looking tacky?
You might want one of these very shortly:
Smoking your taillights reduces the visible light of your brake lights. If you meant smoking them black, it will be harder for other cars to tell if your stopping, or see you at night. I hardly blame you for wanting to tint them another color than the flaming chrome, but a better option would be these types of overlays, that just tint the lights red:
Applicable thread which might help you out:
VHT Nite shades vs. Tail light Overlays.
I have LED tail lights! they are bright
Tint is tint. I mean this in the nicest way possible - good luck with your potential rear end collision.
If it is a show car fine, a daily driver not so much.
I've can attest to almost hitting a few murdered out "mafioso" cars. Annoying as F. Capital F.
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Always dirty, never scurred......
i dont want my car to be murdered out! my car is the subaru blue, and the tint i have been seeing for the rear lights doesnt make them completely black, its simply a tint a very light grey
Post up a pic and I'll tell you if I've almost hit it or not =)
Tint is tint. Any grey = diminished light output LEDs or not. This will increase your chances of getting hit.
Have bright LEDs in the tail lamps? Great - the more visible the better. Rear end collisions are by far the most common type of crashes. LEDs also have an advantage over incandescent bulbs - they are fully illuminated about a half second sooner.
that is the kind of tint i am looking for! The output of the light will be at just about the same level at is was with my stop bulbs in, perhaps a little less but if people need blinding taillights to see the person in front of them is stopping perhaps they shouldnt be on the road!
Then we will agree to disagree and I'll be happy to know that you aren't the one who decides who can tint their lights.