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Old 14 Jul 2004, 03:43 pm
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does anyone know if its possible and if its a good idea to use spray- on-tint on the headlights to kind of make the corner of it smoked out like sakigt's headlights? im trying to acheive that look without taking apart the headlights and painting the housing.
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Old 14 Jul 2004, 05:31 pm
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quote:JoePT Posted - 07/14/2004 : 2:43:17 PM does anyone know if its possible
Sure. Heck, anything's possible
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quote: and if its a good idea
Uh, no.

Your local law enforcement agency will no doubt look upon that as a serious no-no and, if you're lucky, give you just a fix-it-ticket.

In all seriousness, you could spray them, but I'd recommend at least taking them out and getting them away from the car before doing so. But then you'd still have the issue of trying to spray just where you want, and masking will leave a strange break line in the color that you may not want. And there's still the cops to consider.

I've thought about just inviting SakiGT to SoCal for a long weekend to perform this mod on my car. Funny, my wife said "no".[:I]
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Old 14 Jul 2004, 06:58 pm
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I am the ghetto headlight/taillight mod master

Spray headlights: Sure, why not. If those GTO smoked covers are legal then the spray should be as well. As for the just the corner, some tape would work fine but it may look a bit retarded with only one side done [:I] Maybe a curved line working with the body of the car itself would look better.

The problem Im facing is the weathering of the spray. It may work well inside but outside it takes about 3 months of the rain and wind then scratches almost entirely off. Since I broke my taillight trying to take it apart last time Im going to rebuy some TYC lights and try again. This time with added clearcoat as a finish. My hopes are that this will keep the tint on longer, if not permanently.

I wont know the results for a while obviously, but if you dont mind redoing your work every few months go ahead and experiment. Dont worry about having to buy new headlights if it doesnt work out because alcohol and some cottom balls will easily remove the tint.

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Old 14 Jul 2004, 08:22 pm
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Thanx for the input. I was thinking the same thing about the smoked GTO headlights and the spray. if the GTOs are legal then the spray got to be. im going to go ahead and experiment. If all goes well then ill post pics of the finished project. And i guess i wouldnt mind re-applying the spray every few months. if anyone finds out any laws regaurding the spray being used on the headlight please let me know.thanx[?]
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Old 15 Jul 2004, 12:33 am
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You might want to make 100 % sure that it's legal. New headlights are over $ 250 each.
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Dont worry about having to buy new headlights if it doesnt work out because alcohol and some cottom balls will easily remove the tint.

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You could always go the other route with vinyl [8D]

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Old 20 Jul 2004, 04:58 pm
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I was thinking about the vinyl but it still doesnt cover the reflecter part. it does look cool though. The installation looks a bit complacated. was yours any trouble?
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