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    Tips and Advice Please.

    I'm pretty much sold on the look of these tail lights, I just can't decide how to do it. I was thinking about going with IAG overlays and then smoking over that, but I'm not sure if paint is applicable over the vinyl overlays. Or if there is a way to go all vinyl. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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    You're not going to get a lot of support for smoking your tails. It's probably about as good an idea as cambering your wheels that much.
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    Smoking is super dangerous... Especially since 99% of people do it way too dark, and at night they're tough to see. If you don't smoke your 3rd brake light (the top one) then I'm less opposed to it... but I still don't care for it.
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    We here at clubwrx composed a small song just for this occasion


    Hey I just saw you,
    and this is crazy,
    but I have smoked tails,
    so rear-end me, maybe?

    Its hard to see if
    you braked baby
    so here's my agents number
    so call him maybe.

    You took your time with the call
    I took no time with the law
    You gave me nothing at all
    But,still you're in my mind

    Hey, you had no lights,
    so I sued you crazy,
    but for now I'm driving,
    a rental daily..

    Because your tails are so dark
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so so bad

    Now your metal's showin
    My new headlight's broken
    Insurance rates clearly goin
    Up... because you're tinted baby!

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    Not asking for parodies of absolutely terrible songs, nor am I asking for answers that have no relation to my question. I'm asking if anyone knows a good method for this type of tint. Thanks, though!

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    I think blue batman makes the overlays too, and VHT makes a spray on tail light tint.
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    I would advise against painting unless you know what you are doing .It is really difficult to correct if something goes wrong. You could get it professionally done. Many have also had difficulties installing the overlays. If you look in the link in my sig you will find some videos on how to install overlays(Post #16)

    You can also find overlays here WRX/STI Tail Light Overlays & Tail Light Vinyl Overlays 2008-11 Subaru WRX / STI Hatchback
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    Tips and Advice Please.

    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    We here at clubwrx composed a small song just for this occasion


    Hey I just saw you,
    and this is crazy,
    but I have smoked tails,
    so rear-end me, maybe?

    Its hard to see if
    you braked baby
    so here's my agents number
    so call him maybe.

    You took your time with the call
    I took no time with the law
    You gave me nothing at all
    But,still you're in my mind

    Hey, you had no lights,
    so I sued you crazy,
    but for now I'm driving,
    a rental daily..

    Because your tails are so dark
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so bad
    I hit you so so bad

    Now your metal's showin
    My new headlight's broken
    Insurance rates clearly goin
    Up... because you're tinted baby!

    -a composition by the clubwrx collective
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