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    Does anyone know how to tint out the tail lights or any place you can buy them. A firned told me to pull them off and buy some rc car paint and do a light coat of tint in the inside, is this right??

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    You can use window tint to do tail lights. I know in CT tinting them is illegal but if you use window tint you can just peel it off rather than having to buy new tail lights. I think places like autozone sell the tint. If you don't care about tickets or its legal to tint in your state, you can get this stuff called nightshade. It is spray on tint for the outside of the light. I have seen it come out good and I've seen it come out terrible. It's all about the prep work.
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    autozone has a paint especially for tail lights called smoke lights or somthing like that but its cheap its like 15 bucks top i think if not has a kit check it out

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    alright i ll give that a try thanks

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    post some pics of it when ur done. also has anyone installed those new LED tail lights yet? Are there any problems, easy to install? I have a 08 silverado and looking at the red smoke ones from also has anyone purchased from them?
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    i havent myself, but ive read some other peoples posts on the subject and some people were saying that its not too good of a fit

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    I have a friend that pulls of his lights at a body shop and they paint "smoke" over them. He likes it because you stand there nand watch the layers get applied and choose how much you want smoked.
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    you can buy tinted lights on Ebay pretty cheap.

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    window tint? how will that work with the curves?
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    That's what I was wondering. Though, you may be able to use slight heat and stretch it like you can with decals..? Though I have never messed with window tint before..
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