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Old 03-09-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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I've read Will'* instructions in techinfo..... but I know that is for 92-95.

I was wondering how different it would be to do it on a 96-99?
I've noticed most ppl w/ tinted tails are 92-95...

Anyone from 96-99 (or others) have any tips (or ran into any problems) while they were tinting theirs?

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Ryan (BonneAlien) is your man on this one...

I think the procedure is similar, just a different style of lens. Talk with Ryan
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Will do Jim.... PM to alien is already sent....
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You thinking of the whole light? Or just the yellow part?

Ol' Blue Eye'* Bonne and I were talking a lot on the way back from T.O. looking at smellbirds butt.
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If I were you, I would use masking tape to keep the back up lights clear as possible...
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What do people normally do... mask off the backup lights or not?

Any suggestions for brand/type of paint (and/or clear coat)?
looong4 suggested NIGHTSHADES TAILIGHT TINT

I'm looking for something that'* going to look nice, but still let the lights from the tail/brake/reverse thru ok. Also I'm looking for something that'* going to last a while too.

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you most definately want VHT nit shades
http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerc...09&prmenbr=361

i used semi gloss when i clear coated mine. bill recommends a satin clear coat to show less imperfections. its basically your call, but i'd put some sort of clear coat over it for sure.
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VHT Nightshades is the only thing to do. If you ever plan on tinting windows, mask off the reverse lights for sure. With the darker windows, it'* harder to see behind you when backing up. In addition, consider going with halogen backup lamps like I did. 250% brighter.
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VHT Nightshades eh?

Hrm... searched 2 CT stores today... didn't have it. :P
What type of blub is used in the reverse lights?
I wasn't sure if they made halogens or not.. thanks Will.
I wonder if they make LEDs blubs...(no heat from the LEDs right? )
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Does my 97 use blub type "1141"?

Can anyone confirm?
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