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Old 01-11-2008, 10:21 PM   #11
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I like it! If the cops don't bust ya for tinted brake lights, i doubt they'll care about tinted reverse lights. I wouldn't worry about it.
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the law is as long as u can u see red illuminated from 500 ft ur good
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the reverse light problem would be more of can you see at night when reversing?

but that looks good
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haha I love it...tinting the reverse light area looks great!
I wouldn't have it any other way......

I like the look on your car...definitely makes it stand out, looks great with green, sorry to say this but I will have to second the sticker removal to make the look complete...I'm still not sure why it turned out with a matte finish, I did not clear coat mine, but waited a while between applications and went pretty light on the coatings, it may be due to the plastic being different because I have SSE tails....anyways your car looks really great with the tinted tails
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:44 AM   #15
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I tinted my reverse lights as well! I think this is on the verge of being illegal... However, the last time I was pulled over, even though I had police lights on the rear floorboard and the tinted tail lights, no mention of either was made.
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The car'* been cleaned since then. I think you've done a fine job with your tail lights, and this is the third or fourth vote so far that you remove this sticker. Here are some proper blingy things:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=38737

Nice work on the satin finish!
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Radomir, your tails are misaligned.

The issue with the reverse lights isn't necessarily a legal issue. It'* primarily a functional issue. Tinting over that WILL reduce your available light for backing, and even more so after you tint the rear and side windows.
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Is your taillights like a flat black look? or does it have that shine to it? Also can you post a pic of the bottle of VHT you use? I don't get why mine came out flat black, so I gotta re-do it and wonder if its the brand of VHT
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It'* supposed to come out like that, then you clear it. Both my sets are cleared and are as shiny as both cars.

There is only one shade of VHT nite-shades. You did use the nite-shades, and not regular VHT paint, right?
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I tinted my reverse lights as well! I think this is on the verge of being illegal... However, the last time I was pulled over, even though I had police lights on the rear floorboard and the tinted tail lights, no mention of either was made.


The car'* been cleaned since then. I think you've done a fine job with your tail lights, and this is the third or fourth vote so far that you remove this sticker. Here are some proper blingy things:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=38737

Nice work on the satin finish!
haha and yes i was planning on taking a few of the decals off then putting some BC decals in place then maybe a nice intense rear window decal later cause im cool like that
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