Blacked out taillights

Quick25

New Member
Ok so I know there are several diffrent methods. Window fil tinting, the spary tint. What is the recommended way? I know a few of you have done it yourself was it easy? How did you do it? Can I just buy stock taillights that come blacked out? Is it easy to see the reverse lights at night? Please I would like some help with this, I know a lot of you have some good ideas so share the wealth.
 

scottsbro23

New Member
The VHT Nightshades is probably the easiest way to go. I did Iceman-Tx's tails and 3rd brake light. We tapped off the reverse lights as to leave them clear. I just scuffed them up with a scotchbrite pad and went one coat at a time till he was happy. The more coats, the darker they get. I do plan on tinting mine soon...maybe tomorrow.
 

Stennis

New Member
[quote name='scottsbro23' date='06 September 2009 - 11:51 PM' timestamp='1252299072' post='152604']

The VHT Nightshades is probably the easiest way to go. I did Iceman-Tx's tails and 3rd brake light. We tapped off the reverse lights as to leave them clear. I just scuffed them up with a scotchbrite pad and went one coat at a time till he was happy. The more coats, the darker they get. I do plan on tinting mine soon...maybe tomorrow.

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did you have to do any polishing after applying the VHT Nightshades?
 

scottsbro23

New Member
[quote name='Stennis' date='07 September 2009 - 11:11 AM' timestamp='1252339874' post='152609']

did you have to do any polishing after applying the VHT Nightshades?

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No sir...and they turned out nice and glossy.
 

WhiteNite

New Member
From all that Ive read....its not an easy mod. If I were going to do it I would send them to Floyds Customs or someone to do. I dont have that kind of patience LOL!
 

scottsbro23

New Member
[quote name='WhiteNite' date='08 September 2009 - 08:59 AM' timestamp='1252418342' post='152654']

From all that Ive read....its not an easy mod. If I were going to do it I would send them to Floyds Customs or someone to do. I dont have that kind of patience LOL!

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WHAT! Man it's easy. We're not talking about baking the headlights and painting those things....lol
 

WhiteNite

New Member
[quote name='scottsbro23' date='08 September 2009 - 04:40 PM' timestamp='1252442404' post='152673']

WHAT! Man it's easy. We're not talking about baking the headlights and painting those things....lol

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O ok thats what I was thinking about....sticking my headlights in the oven LOL right....can you say FIRE!!!!!!!!!
 

d0va

New Member
Scottsbro23 did you apply clear after ? so you 1st scuffed the lights and than just apply the coats ? I want to do this on my headlights and tail lights real bad but Im scared to mess up...
 

WhiteNite

New Member
[quote name='d0va' date='08 September 2009 - 11:07 PM' timestamp='1252465635' post='152690']

Scottsbro23 did you apply clear after ? so you 1st scuffed the lights and than just apply the coats ? I want to do this on my headlights and tail lights real bad but Im scared to mess up...

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Whats up d0va! How you been bro?
 

mcginkleschmidt

Active Member
I will have to admit up front that I don't know anything about blacked-out taillights. With that being said it seems that blacked-out taillight would be counter to any prudent modification of tailights. At least from a safety point I want my tailights to be as bright as possible and on the opposite end of the spectrum from blacked-out tailights. What is the point of blacked-out tailights and why would I want them? Inquiring minds want to know! <img src='http://www.titanspot.com/Titan/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/017.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':useless:' />
 

WhiteNite

New Member
[quote name='mcginkleschmidt' date='09 September 2009 - 02:28 PM' timestamp='1252520886' post='152711']

I will have to admit up front that I don't know anything about blacked-out taillights. With that being said it seems that blacked-out taillight would be counter to any prudent modification of tailights. At least from a safety point I want my tailights to be as bright as possible and on the opposite end of the spectrum from blacked-out tailights. What is the point of blacked-out tailights and why would I want them? Inquiring minds want to know!


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"blacked out" is just a term. It is actually just putting a light tint (well most do a light tint), like window tint, over the tail lights. For a majority of the colors it makes the truck look much better and only affects the brightness to a minimum. LOL now some guys actually do "Black Out" their tail lights but to me Im with you, I want em bright. Ive been rearended in the work car 4 times in 6 years...LOL
 

juanito_blaze

New Member
[quote name='Quick25' date='06 September 2009 - 04:54 PM' timestamp='1252277690' post='152586']

Ok so I know there are several diffrent methods. Window fil tinting, the spary tint. What is the recommended way? I know a few of you have done it yourself was it easy? How did you do it? Can I just buy stock taillights that come blacked out? Is it easy to see the reverse lights at night? Please I would like some help with this, I know a lot of you have some good ideas so share the wealth.

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hey man. i'm new to this forum, and came across your post. I have blacked out tails, and did a L.E.D. conversion. the results are AWESOME! took me some time to do, but I think it was worth it. alot of sanding if your gonna do the VHT nightshade.
 
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