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Old 05-05-04, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default I tinted headlights/corner lights on 90 LS

Very happy with outcome. No sanding- used Tester's spray window tint black ($4.29) Ended up doing all front end lights- will do the back tomorrow. Thought you'd like to see pics. This is before tinting....
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This is after tinting. All lights come out with a few screws and 10mm bolts...took the headlight assembly out to paint. No masking needed.
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Side by side. This is not the sun making the difference.
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Old 05-05-04, 01:45 PM   #4
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why would you do the headlights? Try VHT nite shades, it works better than tester spray. I used it on my tails
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My headlights were too bright. I don't like how night shades looks. Bumpy and dull. The window tint spray still allows the natural glitter look to shine through. Here is the back of the car now. I did the taillights today- so subtle you can't tell unless parked next to another LS. I'm very happy with the look now and no longer covet the red/clear JDM lights.
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I might add that before, my taillights were quite dull. Now they're really shiney.
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I think you did a great job on them
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looks excellent, nice and original
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nice!!! looks good... i might want to try that out on my car. looks good as a show car..
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FYI. I did not sand the lights but wiped with Goof Off. This is the stuff that wipes away enamel and paint. With a good wiping the tint sprays on smooth and glossy and dries about 5 minutes....takes hours to cure after that. Just don't touch it for a day. I tried one taillight without wiping down first and it orange peeled right away- used Goof Off to take it all off..was very easy, that stuff is awesome. Then resprayed and worked perfectly. All of my lights look like they're brand new. The level of tint I got was from three passes with the window tint, spaced about 5 minutes apart. Small can ($4.29) bought at a hobby shop. Tester's Spray Tint gloss black.
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Did you open the Head Light peice or did you paint the outside of the glass? If you opened the Head Lights what did you use to reseal them?
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wouldn't this affect the output of the headlights at night time ?
I would imagine it would somehow diminish the lights given we're painting the lens black... any ideas ?
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yes it does diminish the light output, but he says that it was too bright for him anyway
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Did you open the Head Light peice or did you paint the outside of the glass? If you opened the Head Lights what did you use to reseal them?
Just use silicone. I have done it before. Works great.
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I can't tell a difference with my headlights at all. I was afraid of making it dim but it's still very bright. I painted the outside of the lens.
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