Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

tail lights tinted??

Discussion in 'Modified Explorations!!' started by 97splorer, October 6, 2002.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^
  1. 97splorer

    97splorer Active Member

    Joined:
    April 20, 2002
    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Overland Park, Kansas
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '97 XLT 5.0 AWD
    Is there a way to tint your tail lights without getting tail light covers? I would like mine to be tinted but I hate the look of plastic covers.
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


  3. Adam Berger

    Adam Berger Active Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1999 XLT 4wd
    Just buy a can of tint spray. It's just like paint, only see through. Just a tip, take your time when spraying, cause it's very runny. Do very light coats and in a dust free environment.
     
  4. tbomb

    tbomb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    February 6, 2001
    Messages:
    3,651
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Levittown, NY (Long Island)
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Sport 4.0 SOHC 4x4
    i think hartman did it to his lights. search for his name and you should find pics.

    like adam said, be very careful and take your time or itll look awful (very prone to "runs".)
     
  5. coolchris

    coolchris Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    October 7, 2001
    Messages:
    1,083
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 xlt
    there are a bunch of people who did this... if you wanna try a search, some people who did it are blackmagic, hartman, purpony... i cant remember the others
     
  6. Explorer46L

    Explorer46L Active Member

    Joined:
    September 29, 2002
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Boston
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2002 Explorer "XP8"
    Didn't black magic do that to his X?
     
  7. Digger196

    Digger196 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    February 14, 2002
    Messages:
    2,510
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Cherokee
    yes he did.
     
  8. Hartman

    Hartman Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 16, 2001
    Messages:
    8,383
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 5.0
    Here are mine, I used four coats of VHT Niteshades tint which you can get from a ricer shop or at www.caswellplating.com. I plan on putting some clear on them soon.
     
  9. Hartman

    Hartman Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 16, 2001
    Messages:
    8,383
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 5.0
    .
     

    Attached Files:

  10. 97splorer

    97splorer Active Member

    Joined:
    April 20, 2002
    Messages:
    572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Overland Park, Kansas
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '97 XLT 5.0 AWD
    hey thanks for the info. Hartman your tail-lights look sweet.
     
  11. BTRs X

    BTRs X Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    January 7, 2002
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Maysville, KY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '92 Explorer XL 4x4
    How many 8oz. cans of this stuff does it take to do the rear taillights? Thanks.
     
  12. Black Magic

    Black Magic Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    February 10, 2000
    Messages:
    6,156
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    St. Louis, MO
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    Explorer Street
  13. Mikes95XLT

    Mikes95XLT Active Member

    Joined:
    September 18, 2002
    Messages:
    991
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Bartlett, IL (currently in Bloomington for school)
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '95 XLT
    Hartman did you use the same stuff as Black Magic for your taillights? Yours look sweet cause that's what I want to do to mine....
     
  14. Retrolantern

    Retrolantern Member

    Joined:
    October 14, 2002
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '01 Sport
    Just thought I toss out .02 cents.... Tinted my tail-lights with the spray few days ago. Got the spray off Ebay.. (VTec i think) can was small, so I had none left over. I did my 3rd brake light too though, and thats where my warning comes in. If you're attepmting this for the 1st time, be careful, its really runny...not thick like spray paint. I taped off the top area of my X around the 3rd brake light, sprayed 2 coats, peeled off the paint after 20 mins to find that it ran onto the paint of my truck regardless of the taping. So I then had to water sand to remove it. So no permanent damage done, and end result it looks good. Just be careful when ya do it!
     
  15. Hartman

    Hartman Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 16, 2001
    Messages:
    8,383
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 5.0
    Weird, I did my 3rd brake light with no problems.
     
  16. expo5.0

    expo5.0 Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    October 18, 2001
    Messages:
    7,271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Red Wing, MN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 xlt
    just don't get rear ended after doing this unless you feel like paying the cost of repair on both cars and any "damages" to the driver of the other car.
     
  17. Retrolantern

    Retrolantern Member

    Joined:
    October 14, 2002
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '01 Sport
    Mine didn't come out dark enough to worry about that I don't believe. Light still comes through fine.
     
  18. expo5.0

    expo5.0 Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    October 18, 2001
    Messages:
    7,271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Red Wing, MN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1996 xlt
    if you modify your tails in any way and i run into you expect my lawyer to eat you for every meal you ever earn! (you won't have any leg to stand on it court and all it takes is someone hitting you who is smart enough to realize you modified them. or their lawyer)
     
  19. psychotic

    psychotic Active Member

    Joined:
    February 26, 2002
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Olathe, KS
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    RIP: '02 V8 Limited 4WD
    I also had trouble doing my 3rd brake light. If i remember right I was stupid and forgot to clean it. It looked like crap so i tried getting it off unsuccesfully. Had to water sand it and retint it, it looks OK now and you can't tell anything bad unless inspecting closely.
     
  20. lXl Explorer lX

    lXl Explorer lX Member

    Joined:
    February 11, 2003
    Messages:
    66
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Hopewell Junction NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    97 Sport
    I see everyone talkin about tinting the tailights but has anyone done the headlights and side markers...do u think it would come out good enough for the light to shine through?
     
  21. psychotic

    psychotic Active Member

    Joined:
    February 26, 2002
    Messages:
    882
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Olathe, KS
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    RIP: '02 V8 Limited 4WD
    It probably would work(and look awesome), however I think the cops would be all over my ass if i did it here.
     






We Support Our Troops!