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vy s tinted tail lights, an painted grille

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by madvy, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. madvy

    madvy New Member

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    i just tinited my vy s pacs tail lights, one coat was dark enough. i also did about 4 coats of a clear coat all up around 25 buxs preety happy with it!!!
     

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    i like the grille mate looks good. not really a fan of the tinted lights though but thats just my opinon
     
  3. PaulSV6

    PaulSV6 CHE Tuned 156.8rwkw

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    Looks great mate, now just get some VY SS headlights to set it off:thumbsup:
     
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    What paint do you use to make your brake lights appear darker. I know septone makes good paint to do your engine, brakes, interior etc. Would love to buy SS lights which have the tint but they are like over $200 a set on ebay which is a little ridiculous.

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  5. DUK13Y

    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Grill looks awesome but the tinted lights on a white car don't really work for me.
     
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    Benboy Well-Known Member

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    Tinting your lights may well attract attention from authorities (Police, RTA, MVA, etc) as vehicle will no longer comply with ADR standards that existed at time vehicle was manufactured.
     
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    TMM OEM+

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    Agreed. Police magnet.

    Better pack some lube because some cop is going to have fun reaming you for tinting them that dark.
     
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    yer thats what i originally wanted was the ss lights but the price put me of. its called night shades get it at autobahn for about 13 bux and all you need is one very light spray on each of them and i also brought a clear coat and did about 4 coats of that to lighten them up and you get a better finish smoother an shinier:yeah: they look very dark in the pic but there not that dark you can see the lights through them
     
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    legally if it can be seen from 200m (the brake light), its ok.

    just add some really bright bulbs
     
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    from what ive heard that not true there are some other factors at play like there is with everythin else
     
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    Man I reckon the jacks are gunna have a field day with your lights that dark!!! LOL!!! It does look awesum though. Top job.
     
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    ive seen heaps of lights with night shade tint on them. And with only one coat its not as dark as that, so maybe the pic is playing tricks on every one.
     
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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    I think it's just up to the cops discretion on whether they are legal or not. The clear coat would have made them be a lot darker to look at so whether that changes the illumination of the light I don't know.
     
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    mate you just said the clear would make them alot darker, but in madvy's second post he said he used it to lighten them up. doesnt make much sence.
     
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    Grill looks sick, Not really a fan of the lights, Should of gone the VY SS tail lights, They're slightly darker, Makes the car look a lot cleaner.
     
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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    Well no way 1 light coat would have them darker then that so that's why I thought the clear coat must have made them appear darker. Maybe the pics make them look darker than they really are.
     
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    FAT.36L 8,000RPM FTW!!!

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    I Had To Do 4 Coats Of Nightshade And 5 Clear And About 30mis Each Of Buffing And They Are Smooth As

    Nice Grill By The Way
     
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    I suggest getting some paint thinner and cleaning off the lens paint where the blinkers and reverse light are, just to give it a bit of contrast
     
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    the clear coat made them alot lighter, and the pic does show them to be very dark but there not that dark when u see. u can see the light globes easily.
     
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    FAT.36L 8,000RPM FTW!!!

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    Mine Are The Same Mine Look Like They Are Not Evan There Until You Put Then On And In The Dark You Cant Evan Know There Tinted
     

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