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    Finished tinting the rear lights today. Pics inside

    I bought some smoked lights off eBay & then decided to tint the originals to see which set i prefer on my car.

    The self tinted ones wont be going on the car until the lacquer is 100% dry so i don't know how they look on the car yet.

    Total layers: 16/17 (i lost count) i was doing quite light layers to begin with. They must've been real light as some say they did theirs with 1/2 a can. I used damn near 2 cans.

    Original Lights On The Car & Taped Up:


    After 4 Coats:


    After 8 Coats:


    After 12 Coats: (Began getting difficult getting decent snaps)


    After 16/17 Coats:


    After 2 Coats Clear Lacquer:


    I buggered up the left lens SLIGHTLY. Began to get a bit of a run on the lacquer & thought there's no way i'm wasting 2cans of tint @ £10 a pop so tried smoothing it slightly. Didn't really help but thankfully, it's really not noticable at all.

    Just hope the light shines through well now

    Pic of 1 original & 1 smoked on car:


    Both smoked rears fitted:


    I dunno which setup is going to look the best, so i'll have to play the waiting game

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    How long between coats did you wait?

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    go for the self tinted ones then sell the genuine ones to me lol Look good mate

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    a minimum of 15mins. Why, what have you spotted that looks wrong? lol.

    I had my stopwatch going, so as said, it was always at least 15mins. Sometimes i'd be busy or forget & it'd end up 20, 25 mins. 25mins were left between the lacquer coats.


    After reading here, the general feel seemed to be leave it 15mins, which is where i plucked the figure from, although 1 chap said "it's tint, so it can be done every 10mins" but he was the only one saying that so i ignored it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMant View Post
    go for the self tinted ones then sell the genuine ones to me lol Look good mate
    So you're saying that the smoked look better then lol.

    I'm in 2 minds at the mo.

    If i decide to keep the smoked, then the tinted will most deffinately be getting sold.

    If i decide to keep the tinted on the car then the smoked may be getting kept, at least for the immediate future while i run in the tinted, just to see how they're accepted by the police around here. If they don't like them, then i have some spares to whack on. There shouldn't be a problem as i'm led to believe lights shine through as they should.

    In the end though, whenever i decide is 'long enough' one set of lights will be getting sold.

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