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I'm looking for something to blackout my taillights that can be removed in case I get too many tickets! I was considering the spray (but too permanent) and I tried the film (without success) so now I'm looking for the AVS blackouts or some other brand. Does anyone know where to find them?!
 

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I've been running the AVS for three years now and have never been hassled about them. I picked them up off eBay..................


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Nice, I saw them a couple of weeks ago but didn't have the money but now I do and they're gone! Isn't that the way it always works?! I'll keep looking though, thanks!
 

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Look up Lamin-X or X-Pel. I've used the former and had good results. Also easily removable.
 

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Unfortunately I do. But what is this mystery solution?!
Well, if you want to send them to me, I can bring it to the shop where I got mine done. Basically, it is a film that is thicker than window tint. If you ever need to remove it, it comes off. And no chemicals are used on your lights whatsoever. Just soap and water. It cost me $150. And 1.5 hours of labor from Tint Plus in Laguna Hills. I was going to tell you to send them this way and I can have Edgar there, do it for you. But, if it is your daily driver, you cannot really go without tails.
 

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Well, if you want to send them to me, I can bring it to the shop where I got mine done. Basically, it is a film that is thicker than window tint. If you ever need to remove it, it comes off. And no chemicals are used on your lights whatsoever. Just soap and water. It cost me $150. And 1.5 hours of labor from Tint Plus in Laguna Hills. I was going to tell you to send them this way and I can have Edgar there, do it for you. But, if it is your daily driver, you cannot really go without tails.

Yeah I was looking for someone around here that could do this. I'm sure if I look a little harder I could find somebody. I do like the idea of being able to take it off, you never know when Barney Fife's gonna try to crack down on you. Thanks for the offer though!
 

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I tinted mine myself with Nightshade and I really like my results. I'm also a law enforcement officer so I'm a little bit picky on things. Call me anal if you want but I've seen some done that were just too dark and I didn't want that issue. My biggest concern was someone rear ending me and swearing they couldn't see my brake lights due to the tint but I've had them done now for a while and I've never seen anyone be surprised that they were coming up me too quickly and had no indication. I also know that if I ever want to lighten mine up or even remove the tint I can by simply wet sanding them, then hitting them with the compound to smooth them out and then a coat of wax to bring back the luster. I also went to a body shop two weeks ago and they said my work was better than the guy they use (out-sourced) to tint tails for them.

I say if you use the spray tint, use light coats to your desired degree of tint and you'll be OK.
 

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Anyone ever just use window type tint on tail lights?
I'm not sure, the tint film I used was supposed to be outdoor grade but I'm just not that handy at it. That little lip in the middle of the taillight kept getting air in it when I tried.

I never really thought about wet sanding the spray off. I suppose that would work just fine. The SC tails are already a little darker than the others so I should only need to go with a few light coats to get what I want. Thanks
 

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I used window tint to tint the outside of my first car (Plymouth Acclaim) and it looked pretty cool for a few months, then the tint started peeling from all the weather exposure. Honestly I just swapped out my EX tails for SC tails and that's good enough for me for now.
 
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