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I'm planning on using spray tint on my tails this winter to smoke out the tail lights. I was planning on doing the whole thing, not just the turn signals.
Has anyone else used spray tint, and how was it? As good as getting smoked tails, or is it noticeable worse looking? Also, how difficult is the application? I'm a moron, so can I handle it?
Finally, what do you 'texers think about spray tint and smoked tails in general? I want to make the car look a little darker and meaner (pseudo-stealth), and I figure this is the cheapest and easiest first step.
As usual, your opinions are highly valued and appreciated. Peace.
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (iamdoingthat)

try using the search function. i have a few friends that messed around with the stuff and had good results. you should experiment on an old piece of glass/plastic first, i guess the stuff is thin and likes to run. i have heard people say that you apply one coat, let it dry for 3 or 4 hours and then apply another, let it dry,.......so on and so forth until you get the right shade desired. hope this helps man!! . http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (iamdoingthat)

hey man.
i spray tinted my GL tails this summer. i am very happy with how they came out...much cheaper than buying the $70 GT tails. i only did the orange half of the tails, and left the red part. its really easy, all you do is tape around the lights, and do a few coats of the spray tint, followed by a lot of coats of clear coat. email me if you wanna see some pics of it. [email protected]
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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (jetta_punk)

Open up your trunk or whatever. Carefully remove or cut the black liner. The taillights should be bolted on by 3 bolts, pretty easy. If you have the Jetta tails, you will have to do the same but you will have to remove the license plate recess in order to get the other part of the tail lights out. Pretty simple and easy.
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (vwoah45)

quote:[HR][/HR]hey man.
i spray tinted my GL tails this summer. i am very happy with how they came out...much cheaper than buying the $70 GT tails. i only did the orange half of the tails, and left the red part. its really easy, all you do is tape around the lights, and do a few coats of the spray tint, followed by a lot of coats of clear coat. email me if you wanna see some pics of it. [email protected]
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whered you find em for 70 bucks? knock off a shipment?
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (pdxvento)

i DON'T KNOW WHERE HE FOUND THEM FOR 70 BUT i GOT MINE FOR 50!!!! ANd I know Juiced jetta has a set for 60. SO I inted to make the old ones all red with the timya paint.
As far as taking the tails off. I would say 45 min job. Becareful with the plate tub. It has 3 m tape on the bac and seems stuck at first but it pulls just go slow. and when your tightening the tails back down BE EASY. you dont need to smah the nuts on. i broke one of my studs off by pulling too hard. so be easy.
here is how you do this
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (jayseal22)

you can get smoked gt tails at http://www.memoimports.com for $70. i am even on that site. but just tint them yourself..and YOU DONT HAVE TO TAKE THEM OFF THE CAR TO SPRAY TINT THEM...just tape all around them. works fine
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (iamdoingthat)

iamdoingthat, dude your name cracks me up every time i see it. It's just funny to me. I guess cause i picture you looking at a mod and you are like..."I am doing that!!" Okay....im done now...just wanted to let you know how funny your name was to me.
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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (Sebeck1)

ya that name is funny to me too/
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (vwoah45)

Here are mine!

It's an easy job but it nothing like the real thing! I'm going to be changing mine soon.
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (vwoah45)

quote:[HR][/HR]you can get smoked gt tails at http://www.memoimports.com for $70. i am even on that site. but just tint them yourself..and YOU DONT HAVE TO TAKE THEM OFF THE CAR TO SPRAY TINT THEM...just tape all around them. works fine[HR][/HR]​

It appears that they only have the outer sections for $75. Plus they are "grade B" and not made by Hella.
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (jayseal22)

quote:[HR][/HR]i DON'T KNOW WHERE HE FOUND THEM FOR 70 BUT i GOT MINE FOR 50!!!! ANd I know Juiced jetta has a set for 60. SO I inted to make the old ones all red with the timya paint.
As far as taking the tails off. I would say 45 min job. Becareful with the plate tub. It has 3 m tape on the bac and seems stuck at first but it pulls just go slow. and when your tightening the tails back down BE EASY. you dont need to smah the nuts on. i broke one of my studs off by pulling too hard. so be easy.
here is how you do this
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you can get smoked gt tails at http://www.memoimports.com for $70. i am even on that site. but just tint them yourself..and YOU DONT HAVE TO TAKE THEM OFF THE CAR TO SPRAY TINT THEM...just tape all around them. works fine
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It appears that they only have the outer sections for $75. Plus they are "grade B" and not made by Hella.
hahahha you dont have to take the tails off... 75 bucks hahahahaha
all of these comments from you guys are making me laugh my arse off ...
you paid 50 bucks for those ? hahahahhahaha those arent sprayed perfectly... and to pay someone to do it that kind of money is stupid.. here is the real deal for 10 bucks ..clear coats and actual transparent paint... you dont use tint paint .... thats the first mistake ... you all made ...
heres how they should look up close!!

USE TRANSPARENT PAINT!!! NOT TINT...
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (STEALTHDEMONDUB)

where do you get the transparent paint. what brand and where?
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (zero.)

you still get it at the hobby shop.. you can pretty much use any brand (just buy the most expensive one)
.. just make sure its transparent paint!!! not tint paint....and get a can of clear coat ... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


[Modified by STEALTHDEMONDUB, 3:16 PM 12-9-2001]
 

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clear coat is keyhttp://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (STEALTHDEMONDUB)

quote:[HR][/HR]you still get it at the hobby shop.. you can pretty much use any brand (just buy the most expensive one)
.. just make sure its transparent paint!!! not tint paint....and get a can of clear coat ... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

[Modified by STEALTHDEMONDUB, 3:16 PM 12-9-2001][HR][/HR]​
my point exactly... you know how many cars come to my college looking like @$$ because they used tint and no clear coat??
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (Gaki)

yup the only ones that i have seen that did it right was mine of course
and dereiks but he got it done by a pro..everyone elses just turns out like one of these guys above...
i just laugh when i hear people talk about spending 50 bucks or 70 bucks on sprayed tails above!!!! you have to be a major idiot .... sorry to you guys above but im just being honest...
take some thinner to your tails.. take off that nasty tint... go get some transparent paint and clear coat.. take time to do it .. and i promise you will have some nice lookin tails... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Anyone know about spray tint? (STEALTHDEMONDUB)

See stealth I used transparent paint and clearcoat when I sprayed mine so shut your fudgen mouth now!



[Modified by Golf_CL, 4:44 PM 12-9-2001]
 
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