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