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View Poll Results: Red-out Amber?
Yay! 8 57.14%
Nay! 3 21.43%
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default When you can't clear your tails and don't want to tint...

...you can overlay the amber in your '96-'99 tails with red

*EDIT - UPDATED PIC ON CAR BELOW*

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Anyone remember this?
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=51734

Basically us '96-'99 guys have no other option besides VHT nightshades to get rid of the amber in the tails.

I'd call it a 90% match to the naked eye, although that transparent vinyl is a BITCH to lay flat. I used the heat of the stove burner to helps some but it'* still not perfect. I've got like 3 more extra sheets to play with though. I may even try some translucent red spray paint on these extra set of tails I have, but maybe first I'll actually see them on the car

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I like that. I never liked Amber Blinkers in the rear
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looks good so far, i would really have to see it on the car with a before and after.
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Half done...
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(excuse my dirty-*** SLE. It was sitting in a windy gravel lot today!)

I'm excited to see that the turn signal is actually RED when on too - no weird orange mix. This first version wouldn't fly for a perfectionist, but I'm just pumped to see the amber GONE on one side. I'm really gonna try to make this work somehow.
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ya know, I like that alot needs to be a little darker, but it is much better then the amber
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After doing EK98'* tails, and seeing the finished results, I say tint.
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After doing EK98'* tails, and seeing the finished results, I say tint.
Agreed.
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i like the red better than the tint myself. And, so far it sounds removable if you change your mind

Good job! Where'd you get the vinyl??
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you could try stained glass paint also. which if done properly should provide you with smooth shiney results.

95nasta did similar on his 95 SE tails.
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That looks so much better without the amber, I dont know about tint. Im not big tint guy myself.
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