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Old 12-31-1969, 08:00 PM   #1
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I've tinted out my own tail light on my 92 Bonneville SE! I used liquid tint from a hobby shop. It took 5 bottles to do all four light assembies plus a can of clear coat to seal it from weather. It used to tint plastic car models and is water based. I applied 5 coats of tint to equal the Grand Prix'* tail lights.
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I noticed someone on here had blacked out or tinted tail lights. I was wondering how this was done, and how much it cost? also, does anyone know where to get, or how to make clear tail lamps? I am looking for something to change up my Bonneville. I'm thinking of blacking it out (ie headlight covers, black tail lights, tinted windows...)
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I have heard of Euro Tailights (clear tailights) on a bonne, but so far i haven't found out where to get them b/c i'm looking myself.
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the product is called night shades

It is an aerosol applied tint. You can apply as much as you want, then seal it with a clearcoat.

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The stuff I used is in little glass bottles from Japan! Aquainus-something! It comes in variuos colours too! All are water soluable.
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I used the night shades stuff by VHT to tint mine a couple weeks ago. Bought it from summit racing online. I bought 2 cans, but really you only need 1. I put 7 total coats on all of my lights, and I taped off my reverse lights so they stayed clear. If your in Rochester, your about 30 minutes from me. Get ahold of me sometime and I'll help you do them. I have pictures of how mine turned out on my website. I still want to put a couple more coats of clear coat over them to make them really glossy, but overall I am really impressed with the turn out. The light still shines through red as ever, day or night. I'm working on a write up for the entire project since I took step by step pictures (like 30 total) when I did it. I'm gonna post the write up on my site and submit it to Teuobk for the Tech page as well, so keep checking.

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