to tint or not to tint: the 95's taillights - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

View Poll Results: Tint the lights?
Yes, they would look awesome, tint them even if they were MINT 5 29.41%
Yes, covering up the delamiation seems like the best option 5 29.41%
No, the buyer probably doesn't want to have a modified car 7 41.18%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-14-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default to tint or not to tint: the 95'* taillights

If you were buying this car off the street, would you want tinted taillights to cover up the delamination, or would you want the original stock tails showing, even though they are not that pretty.

signifigant delam
Name:  DSC00450.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  97.7 KB

substantial delam
Name:  DSC00448.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  115.4 KB

very minor delam
Name:  DSC00447.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  123.5 KB

this one is perfect
Name:  DSC00446.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  120.8 KB
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 09:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 691
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
*B2* is on a distinguished road
Default

If they were tinted correctly then I would prefer the tinted tails. I would never run a car that had tails with that much delam. So for me it would be new tails or tint.
*B2* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

just tint the lines only...

if i wasnt a Bonneville person i wouldnt buy the car with the tinted tails
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 10:17 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1993 SLE
just tint the lines only...
now that could get messy....
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Quincy, Ma
Posts: 15,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gumball is on a distinguished road
Default

for the resale purpose only. I voted no.
like Pat said. its only us "car" people that want tinted tails. if I was also not one of "us" I would not want them.

to us they look delamed and bad. to others, they may not notice.
Gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 12:50 PM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Most buyers won't notice the difference as long as the tint isn't too dark. Lightly tinted will look far better to the buyer than delam.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 01:15 PM   #7
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

Pretty even poll so far, but I decided to return the tint and clear and save my money. I agree that the person buying it probably doesn't want them tinted.
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 04:01 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEi95 is on a distinguished road
Default

I always hove my old tail lights, which are tinted, if you ever want to do a test fit to see what it looks like. They do have messed up mounting brackets so and I may need them for templates later on.
SSEi95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

Oh I know what it looks like
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 04:07 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEi95 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by harofreak00
Oh I know what it looks like
thought that maybe you forgot asking such a silly question like that.... hehe
SSEi95 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hopefully no more tint tickets...new tint (10-1024x768 pics) harofreak00 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 19 05-06-2008 01:00 PM
who does not have burnt out taillights right now? Hans 2000-2005 17 02-27-2008 04:49 PM
not good. NOT GOOD. (hit and run, not bad-BAD, but not good) repinS General GM Chat 13 11-26-2004 11:35 AM
Air Intake and fixed taillights.. BonneAlien Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 2 08-31-2003 03:44 AM
Taillights willwren General GM Chat 5 10-06-2002 12:08 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:05 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.