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Re: how do I smoke my tail lights? (hoosier1661)

yes
Testors Polycarbonate 'window tint' for lexan RC bodies.
light even coats and clear afterward.
mine-


did my turns/blanks/fogs the same way

it's very thin, so it transfers light awesome http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: how do I smoke my tail lights? (TeamDynasty95JettaGL)

it's difficult to say on matching. they won't look the same. but mine were pretty dark.
i did 4-5 coats i think.
and that was on stock gti tails.
the only thing i didn't like was the black stripes on the bottom half made them look funny up close.
i would say 3-4 light coats to match (roughly)
 

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Re: how do I smoke my tail lights? (Golf_CL)

i liked it. but i also do quite a bit of body work and painting, so the hard part was easy for me.(spraying)
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just take your time and do light EVEN coats
 

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Re: how do I smoke my tail lights? (Need2Turbo)

the pics are decieving.
it transferred light very well. you could not tell they were smoked AT ALL when it was dark outside.
daylight they were fine too, a tiny bit dark.
the ONLY time i had trouble with visibility was in very bright direct sunlight.(like if it was beaming right at the lens)
other than that, no problems. and i NEVER got pulled over for them. not even once.
 

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Re: how do I smoke my tail lights? (csniper)

also, about the spray tint from Testors:
you can sand it off(wet) very easily if you don't like it.

i would recommend wet sanding them first to remove any markings from the factory. they look much smoother afterward.
 

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Re: how do I smoke my tail lights? (JpPossenti)

wow.....

ok man, you see the plastic liner in the front half of the well?
there's two plastic rivet looking things towards the bottom. gently pry them out.
then pull back on the liner and feel around the back of the light. there's a metal clip in there that's hooked to the back of the light. push out and forward and it will come out.
 
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