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    Smoked Taillights?

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kteezy09 View Post
    I am simply wondering what are some ways to smoke your tail lights without it looking tacky?
    No. Drivers behind you will have a harder time seeing your brake & tail lights. Drive with sunglasses at night?
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    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:




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    I have LED tail lights! they are bright

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    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.
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    I've can attest to almost hitting a few murdered out "mafioso" cars. Annoying as F. Capital F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
    I've can attest to almost hitting a few murdered out "mafioso" cars. Annoying as F. Capital F.
    This. All kinds of retards here who think they need there cars (or trucks) completely murdered out. I wonder if it will be considered their fault if I rear end them because I can't see their lights..... Should be.
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    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

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    Post up a pic and I'll tell you if I've almost hit it or not =)

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    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.
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    I have tinted my tails and I can assure you no one has EVER almost run into me. The LED tails actually did blind people at night so I did them a favor and reduced their risk of night blindness. Your welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8INCHATT View Post
    I have tinted my tails and I can assure you no one has EVER almost run into me. The LED tails actually did blind people at night so I did them a favor and reduced their risk of night blindness. Your welcome.
    Red lighting does not affect night vision and the ability for people to see when dark. That's why red was selected as the brake / tail lamp color a very long time ago. Bright unfiltered red is better than filtered red. You are welcome.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kteezy09 View Post
    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!
    Simply not true. People are not "blinded" by red lights. Tinted taillights should not be on the road.
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    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.

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