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    Glossy tinted rear lights

    How the hell do they do it? I did my rears a good while ago using savage tint spray and it's crap, even with lacquer on. There's a few sets on ebay where they are tinted like this




    They are gorgeous. Surely there's a way to reproduce that effect at home? Does anybody know any tips or techniques to achieve this finish? Thanks
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    yeah gorgeous and prob not street legal,you will need to fit reflectors to the back of the car .

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    Thats the only thing I don't like about them. I think they look best when half the reflector is left untinted (half the height if you understand). I want those lights but don't wanna spend best part of a ton when I have a spare set in the shed. There is a seperate picture of those lights above in the ebay listing with the bulbs lit, and I'd be very surprised if they're not street legal
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    aye i saw these too, nice looking but shame they couldnt leave the reflector as standard

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    ive done a few to that standard before, quite simple really

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    And how do you do it then? I bet you could just spray as normal, then wetsand and polish. Can anybody confirm whether this would work or not?
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    i tinted my first standard lights, and the reflector worked through the tint, outcome was much like the picture, and light output didnt even seem effected!

    I didnt do anything special apart from i added normal laquer afterwards and gave them a damn good polish... i did do it infront of a heater though with a mini extractor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joereynolds89 View Post
    i tinted my first standard lights, and the reflector worked through the tint, outcome was much like the picture, and light output didnt even seem effected!

    I didnt do anything special apart from i added normal laquer afterwards and gave them a damn good polish... i did do it infront of a heater though with a mini extractor...
    What brand of spray did you use mate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devilbis-sxi08 View Post
    ive done a few to that standard before, quite simple really
    Clearly the OP wanted to know HOW to achieve the look shown in the pic. Saying it's simple without giving him the info he needs isn't the most helpful of answers is it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    Clearly the OP wanted to know HOW to achieve the look shown in the pic. Saying it's simple without giving him the info he needs isn't the most helpful of answers is it
    Hmmm yeah. The spray I originally used was savage, and I was massively unimpressed with it. I have used e-tech spray to do some repeaters, and while I didn't like the look of them, the spray itself gave a decent glossy-ish look. I reckon this could be ok with a wetsand and polish.

    But there are a few other products available and if there is one somebody can recommend then I may try that one.
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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