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How to Install Tail Light Tint (vinyl)

First off you need to order your tail lint tint. i ordered mine off ebay and it worked out pretty good. the hardest ones to put on were the outer ones on both sides. a heat gun would prolly help fix that problem easily though.

for those debating one whether or not to do it here are some pics of before and after and in between




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Supplies:
- tail light tint
- squirt bottle with warm water mixed with some hand soap
- knife or blade that u can easily handle and maneuver
- glass cleaner and paper towels
- some sort of squeegee to help get rid of bubbles (i used a credit card type card which also worked pretty good too)
- microfiber towel helps too



Step 1.
Use the glass cleaner and paper towels to clean the tail lights really good to make sure you get all dirt, dust, lint, etc. anything stuck under the tint will show up when applying the tint.

Step 2.
Spray down the section of tail light that u want to start on using the squirt bottle with the water/soap mixture.

Step 3.
Peel the tint off the paper and spray the adhesive side with the water/soap mixture.

Step 4.
Apply the tint to the section of tail light. This is where it gets tricky...when applying the tint u will most likely have bubbles so after u placed it and slid it around to where it u want it, you push from the center out to get the water out from behind the vinyl. THIS IS A SLOW PROCESS so take ur time. if you rush then it will turn out looking like shit. once it starts to stick and the bubbles are mostly gone then i started using a towel to help dry and push bubbles out bc its a little softer on the vinyl than the credit card is so u don't run the bigger risk of scratching the vinyl.

Step 5.
using the blade, trim off extra vinyl that is around the edges if it is difficult to get it to lay down.




Step 6.
move to the next section and redo steps 1-5

Step 7.
After finishing everything, take pictures and post them in the pictures section of the forum

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seems really easy. i might have to do this lol.

oh and your car looks clean as hell



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seems really easy. i might have to do this lol.

oh and your car looks clean as hell
its fairly easy, it is just really tedious work.
its the color silver...the car is really dirty as shit

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oh lol.. well i also meant nice looking, no dings that i could tell
it keeps its shine bc of adams polishes detail spray that i used on it last time i washed it like 5 or 6 weeks ago. yea i have been pretty lucky so far

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nice write up. now i wonder if anyone will use the search button to find it? lol
its a sticky

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in the second picture it looks really dark, but the rest of them dont seem to be that dark
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in the second picture it looks really dark, but the rest of them dont seem to be that dark
the sun was setting when i was doing it so it was prolly showing more directly on the light which will make it look lighter.

heres it will the blackout too so u can get an idea of how black it is

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ok man that looks sweet, now are those the complete blackout or is that the 50% blackout
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ok man that looks sweet, now are those the complete blackout or is that the 50% blackout
im not sure of the %, but its just smoked, not blacked out. the blackouts make it look completely black without any red, but that i think would get the cops attention.

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ya i have been looking on autobadges.com and they have what they call a 50% and then the blackout, i think i am going to go witht the 50%
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ya i have been looking on autobadges.com and they have what they call a 50% and then the blackout, i think i am going to go witht the 50%
i got mine off ebay for pretty cheap. i paid like 50 or so total for tint and the blackout.

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dang thats a lot cheaper than the autobadges ill have to look on ebay
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yea i just did mine yesterday. looks real good from bout the distance shown in the pics. but on the very first one theres like a fold, and a bubble on one other. u really have to get close up to notice them. it was a learn as i go process. pissed me off at times. but i started to get the hang of it and the last 3 look perfect. i figure for $15 it wont be a big deal to redo it later sometime
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and is that the gloss blackout? i wouldnt mind a how to on that either. the two inside pieces seem like theyd be hard as fuck
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and is that the gloss blackout? i wouldnt mind a how to on that either. the two inside pieces seem like theyd be hard as fuck
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