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    Tait light tint: Suggestions?

    I'm looking into tinting/smoking out the tail lights on my 2012 WRB WRX Limited, but I'm not sure the best way to approach it. I've read many threads about possible ways to do it - coat the inner light itself with Nightshades, etc., but also using film such as bluebatmobile to achieve a similar look. I'm not looking for a complete black-out, just a nice smoky appearance.

    My questions are as follows: which method have you used? What are your experiences with installation? And finally, which would you recommend?

    Any pictures are greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance!

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    some members will tell you for that your safety, and the safety of others, dont tint your taillights no matter how dark because it does negatively impact the illumination. plus it also gives other the mpression that our cars are the bad street racer crowd of people with blacked out lights and loud exhaust.

    me personally i do have tinted tails despite all the negatives. why? because i like them and its my car.

    i used vht night shade from the local autoparts store and only did one coat of it. heres pics of mine




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    me personally i do have tinted tails despite all the negatives. why? because i don't like cops to see me hitting my brakes after I fly past them
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    It is silly to tint them in my opinion. Asking for a surprise in the rear end. I wish we had brfatal back for a bit for this.
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    "me personally i do have tinted tails despite all the negatives. why? because i don't like cops to see me hitting my brakes after I fly past them"


    true story lol


    but heres a pic of mine with just my lights on, not on the brakes i belive in the day time. so u still can see them, and i asked whoever was behind me and they said they had no problem seeing them


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    Tait light tint: Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    some members will tell you for that your safety, and the safety of others, dont tint your taillights no matter how dark because it does negatively impact the illumination. plus it also gives other the mpression that our cars are the bad street racer crowd of people with blacked out lights and loud exhaust.

    me personally i do have tinted tails despite all the negatives. why? because i like them and its my car.

    i used vht night shade from the local autoparts store and only did one coat of it. heres pics of mine



    Thank you for your input. How difficult was it to remove the light unit from the body of the car? In addition, I've also heard vht nightshades is almost impossible to remove. Do you have any experience with this?

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    did not remove light just taped it off and had paper al around it to protect from overspray. if i ever do another set ill just take them off..not sure why that didnt cross my mind at the time lol. and not sure about removal. the only prep i did was clean them very well. i want to take the tint off. i was thinking of trying paint thinner and arm power. ive heard gasoline works too. but never tried.

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    use black krylon fusion. go big or go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phobic View Post
    use black krylon fusion. go big or go home.
    works great on plastic

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    Oh, one of these threads...

    Sorry OP, but taillight tint discussions are one of the few touchy subjects on here. You might need one of these for later:

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    its my pewp, it smells like cinnamon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieDoo0531 View Post
    Tait light tint: Suggestions?
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    Bought gun smoke tint overlays for mine from lamin-x and plan on installing on Saturday. I'll upload pictures for you to see before/after. I however, have a hatch. The beauty of lamin-x is removal is so easy to do you pull right off and remove the little left over residue with bug/tar remover. Very much a non permanent solution to this mod.
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    Tait light tint: Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by rurso01 View Post
    Bought gun smoke tint overlays for mine from lamin-x and plan on installing on Saturday. I'll upload pictures for you to see before/after. I however, have a hatch. The beauty of lamin-x is removal is so easy to do you pull right off and remove the little left over residue with bug/tar remover. Very much a non permanent solution to this mod.
    That would be awesome! I really appreciate that. I'd love to see/hear how it goes.

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    Here is a link to the thread about my install:

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