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Old 10-09-2006, 09:05 AM   #1
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Tinting my Ambers!

[SIZE=4]Following a discussion on this site- I decided (in line with the general opinion) to give my ambers another tinting coat- here's the results. I also tinted the rears (here's a shot with one side complete and the other side un-touched - I will also laquer these)


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A good result for $10!


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Old 10-09-2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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Planning on tinting the headlghts and the windshield, next?
Last night I was driving behind an A4 with barely visible back lights which only flickered a bit stronger when he applied his brakes. I thought his lights were off, but when I passed him he had his front lights on. Rear-ending waiting to happen.

What makes you think that "enough" light will go through all these layers of paint and lacquer?

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:28 AM   #3
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I checked if on some glass first - the rears are only reduced by about 20% (Only put one coat on) and the fronts (which are just the indicators) by about 30%. It was my concern too especially with the reverse lights as I need those to help me not hit my neighbour's car when I reverse out the garage in the morning.

I'm confident these are still within safety levels... I don't want to be rear-ended either...especially not by another Porsche owner...damaging one beautiful car is bad enough..damaging two is terrible!
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:37 AM   #4
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The locals have played around with tinted tail lights and different bulbs.

You can replace the single filament bulbs with dual filament bulbs that give you about twice the light.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:44 AM   #5
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Thanks- yes, that's another option I'll consider...especially I can't see my neighbour's car in the morning
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:16 AM   #6
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why not just paint the orange part of your tail lights red with the transparent red paint?
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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Red is a whole different animal than black. Black is the same everywhere but shades of red are hard to match, especialy with a reflective red. Itd be like painting half a road cone with regular orange paint, just wouldnt work.
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:19 PM   #8
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CAN YOU SAY GHETTO. PAINTING TAIL LIGHTS ARE TICKETS AND LAW SUITS WAITING TO HAPPEN.....
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:06 PM   #9
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Then don't paint yours.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:48 PM   #10
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ive painted taillights with red paint on my e30. if i didnt tell you you wouild never know, there is an orange part on the sides, and i matched them up perfectly, now they are all red tails.
check it out. a lot of cars nowdays some with red turnsignals in the back.
this is what the stock ones looks like:
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