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Old 04-22-2008, 01:02 AM
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need your opinion on tinted tails

I'm going forward on getting my tail lights tinted in a couple weeks (just after getting my windows tinted 27% and a full front end clear bra'ed). It will be done by jonstintedtails.com whom did my previous car and it looks just like new even after more than 6 years of wear and extensive detailing. The tint is not a film but a permanent paint process.

I can't decide whether I want the entire tail light tinted or just the red portion.

Here is my car currently:


Option 1: just the red portion tinted in a light/medium tint


Option 2: the entire tail light tinted in a light/medium tint


Option 3: just the red portion tinted in a medium/dark tint


what do you think?

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Old 04-22-2008, 01:15 AM
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i like the light/med tint on the red portion only....nice subtle difference and not over-done IMO.
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Option 3: just the red portion tinted in a medium/dark tint

Medium/dark over the red - I think this goes very well with your exterior colour.
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Sorry, but I like the original color of the tailights better.

Seems like a better accent than the deeper shades of the same color.
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I smoked my tail lights with a medium tint and I love it . Highly recommend
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Darker tint just the red. That's the way I have mine tinted, not painted.
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Sorry, but I like the original color of the tailights better.

Seems like a better accent than the deeper shades of the same color.
+1
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I smoked my tail lights with a medium tint and I love it . Highly recommend
got_thang, got pics?
I would like to see how they turn out.
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I tinted my head lights with the lamin-x film and was considering the tail light films they offer. I can't decide either
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option 3
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Originally Posted by aowhaus View Post
got_thang, got pics?
I would like to see how they turn out.
Hey man thanks for posting this thread. I went to the tinted tails website last nite and I spoke with Jon and I'm gonna go ahead and get the stage 2 medium tinted tails with clear centers. Good price and good turnaround time!
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In my opinion, original factory color is best. Sorry to disappoint you, but that's just my 2 cents. Happy tinting

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Originally Posted by JimPap View Post
Sorry, but I like the original color of the tailights better.

Seems like a better accent than the deeper shades of the same color.
i must agree. but then again, i've never been a huge fan of smoking/tinting tails
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i say go with light/medium tint option 1. gives it that i'm tinted but not over done look. would go with option 1
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i must agree. but then again, i've never been a huge fan of smoking/tinting tails
I second that...lol!
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I like option 1.
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looks like no one likes the all tinted option. Then again the clear backup lights do match the silver paint nicely.

I think I will go with the medium tint only on the red portions so that it will tone down the red and make the exterior cleaner and more monochromatic.

I wanted a dark cherry color like what Jon did on this A4:


Thanks again for your opinions!

I will have my window tint, tails tinted, new wheels, Polarg interior lighting and debadging done in the next couple weeks and I'll definitely take pics.
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option 3 is what im doing..its definitely the best hands down..i have a STEEL gray color..so it fits well..going with gun metal cl65 amg wheels as well.
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Light tint on the entire light.
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