Tinted Headlights

jrSS

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jpleasant

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My tail-lights always come out not looking like its crack, but my headlights are good it looks caked on there. I wonder if there is a way to fix them without removing the tint.
 

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ItsOnVoy

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Mine are smoked and I like them, keeps away police also since the brake lights are seen way easier than someone darker

this is 2 coats but my 2 coats can be different then yours or someone else so ima say its a "medium" tint like 30% window tint almost, can see red easily up close but far away look black

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jpleasant

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Those look great mine don't have that shine to them. Next time I do them what do you suggest I do. Should I not wet sand them after the tint is put on? And what gloss and wax should I use?
 

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jrSS

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How in the fu*k can you see out of those headlights? Even with HID's the light output wouldn't suck. The tails are super dark also.
 

jeffro312

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But it looks bad ass doesn't it hehe I had a quick idea of making my Rainiers headlights chrome. But I love my visibility would t want to impair it
 

jrSS

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It looks okay but I do not think the Five O would like it. Good luck to you on not getting fix it tickets.
 

jpleasant

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Yea it looks nice during the day but at night I'm blind as a bat. I jus want them smoked like jrSS's tail lights. They actually will prob not be that dark, like I said I'm going to do two(2) very light coats and gloss it like crazy. So should I not wet sand them at the end?
 

The_Roadie

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jpleasant said:
Yea it looks nice during the day but at night I'm blind as a bat.
Hate to say I would mock something like that as exhibiting shallow thinking. Just asking for police attention, or worse - being named in a lawsuit in case ANYBODY gets injured in any incident involving a vehicle modified like that. Don't even drive it at night until you back out of the existing condition.
 

jrSS

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I sanded and everything in btween coats....since I dont have a buffer ....my last coat I sprayed one HEAVY ass coat of clear and did NOT sand.
 

jpleasant

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Ha yea nothing like that happen around me. I'd rather have them lighter, but right now that's as good as yet are going to get. Me getting pulled over or in a wreck is the LEAST of my worries. It will get removed and done right even if I have to take them all back to factory. I just need to know how to get that shine.
 

jeffro312

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so your more worried about getting them to shine and be glossy then accidently killing a family of four because they couldnt see you comin....

buy new headlights dude
 

Short Bus

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jrSS said:
I sanded and everything in btween coats....since I dont have a buffer ....my last coat I sprayed one HEAVY ass coat of clear and did NOT sand.

You don't need a buffer, I buffed my old tinted tails by hand with a rag and polishing compound. They looked hazy until I waxed them, then they looked like this

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jpleasant

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What you think? I rarely drive at night and its not that bad to were I can't see anybody. Lets get serious guys. I'm trying to get them fixed.
 

Short Bus

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jpleasant said:
What you think? I rarely drive at night and its not that bad to were I can't see anybody. Lets get serious guys. I'm trying to get them fixed.

Use brake cleaner to strip the tint off.
 

jrSS

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Start from scratch...by new and have the taken apart and paint the insides. That'd be your best bet. Smitty5150 does this as a vendor on this site. He does an awesome job. Pm him.
 

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