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    Spay tinting headlights??

    Hi Chaps, Im looking to darken my standard headlights i have a black Astra Mk4 and they would look so much better if a bit darker so i am just wondering has anyone ever spay tinted there lights and would it be legal??

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    Illegal!!!!!!!!!!

    buy some tinted ones of a late spec sri/sxi
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark-12
    Illegal!!!!!!
    do you know this or are you assuming?

    surely if you can get pre-smoked h/lights then they can't be illegal to have,so why not diy?

    p.s not having a go just curious as i thought of doing this myself

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    you cant tint them like you could rear lights, something about light emmision not being high ebough. if you buy the lights pre tinted you will see they have the faintest of tints (if at all on the lense) but lots around the edge (where eyebrows would go). you can take apart your oe lights and tint the SURROUNDS but not the clear lense part
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    depends where ur spraying

    if u spray the outer section it will be illegal

    if u spray the section which is silver, ie the sections between the bulbs themselves, it isnt illegal, iirc.

    but in order to do this you have to seperate the headlights, with help of hairdryer/oven, to melt the glue.

    Do a search, this has been covered countless times

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    apart from that. the spray would heat up tp much.. try'd it on corsa a few years ago and it turnd out pish.. buy the proper ones if your gonna do it
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    Thanks for the replys chaps, looks like im gonna have to save up and buy the proper ones.

    Darren

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    the later "tinted" lights arnt actually tinted, still have clear plastic at the front, just the outer edges are black rather than chrome so make them look darker...

    heres a pic i took whn swapping them over on my SRi
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