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Hey guys, I thought I'd start a thread about this (didn't see one) so you might be able to help me and any others interested in doing this.

I plan on tinting the turn signals / reverse signals on the tail lights and have already tinted the turn signals on the side mirrors. I have a couple questions. First, I've seen that some people sand down the area first so the tint spray will adhere better. Is this something I should do? Second, should I apply a clearcoat over the tint spray (probably the side mirrors) to help it keep? I think I know the answers to those questions I just want your guys' opinions on it. I don't want to do those things if I don't really have to. :rolleyes:

The side mirrors were easy and I suggest you do this first if you plan on doing it at all. It's kind of good practice as I learned I put on a couple too many coats and it's a little too dark so the bulbs don't flash as bright as I would want them to. I don't really care though, it's good contrast with the Titanium and looks great. Better to screw up on these ones instead of your taillights! :eek:





I plan on doing the turn signals / reverse signals later today and would appreciate any advice and feedback. Thanks!
 

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Your car looks great man. As for the clear coat I've found that it would probably help to keep the tint on and give it a little more gloss finish. I've tinted like 3 sets of lights and without clear on it they keep the tint pretty well except on my quad. The tint has started to come off in a spot from washing it.
 

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So you're saying I should put some clear coat on to help it keep and make it more glossy but if I don't it will probably be fine?
 

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Did you paint your chrome grille black or did yours come like that? Mine was chrome and I painted it black as well. I have a titanium sedan and I feel that it looks much better now.
 

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So you're saying I should put some clear coat on to help it keep and make it more glossy but if I don't it will probably be fine?
It will help make it glossier but ive tinted a couple of set of taillight and they haven't said anything about the tint fading or anything but it will give the tint a glossier look.
 

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I did a tint film. Its nice and simplistic, and if I don't like it a couple years down the road I can just pull that sucker straight off. (Thanks to jeff613) Its a nice alternative. I want to film tint my side mirrors too! But i'm sorta scared to take apart my side mirrors...

 

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I did a tint film. Its nice and simplistic, and if I don't like it a couple years down the road I can just pull that sucker straight off. (Thanks to jeff613) Its a nice alternative. I want to film tint my side mirrors too! But i'm sorta scared to take apart my side mirrors...


So did you have them tinted (Like windows)? or did you get some of those cheap films from ebay?
 

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So did you have them tinted (Like windows)? or did you get some of those cheap films from ebay?
No I got some high quality stuff from Rvinyls.com. I bought the extra application fluid and squeegee. I recommend you get those if you plan on tinting them yourself, but the stuff from this site is some high quality stuff. Looks nice and professional to me. Lol
 

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No I got some high quality stuff from Rvinyls.com. I bought the extra application fluid and squeegee. I recommend you get those if you plan on tinting them yourself, but the stuff from this site is some high quality stuff. Looks nice and professional to me. Lol
Looks better than mine =\ wanna trade via fax?
 

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Did you paint your chrome grille black or did yours come like that? Mine was chrome and I painted it black as well. I have a titanium sedan and I feel that it looks much better now.
The Koup's come painted black. The EX (mine) are flat black. The SX is a glossy black.

nice rims
Thanks. It took a long time to find what I wanted but I'm happy with the decision.
 

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i realize this is an old thread but i would deff apply a spray clear coat for saftey but on my old car i never had to sand down the light and it still turned out really nice and glossy.... another thing i did was i applied 1 coat then got a sticket outline of the superman logo then put that on then applied the rest of the coats of tint and then when i toke the sticker off that part lighted up a little more.... might be cool to do with the Koup logo or something
 

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I was thinking clear coat might be in the cards as well. Even though the nightshades is a mix of the two. It is definitely not an equal ratio overall.
 

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I say to just apply a film in it insted of painting them, but thats my opinion, I like the idea of D1FR3NT sound intresting...I wonder....
 

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oh noess

i apologize in advance for bumping an old thread... but how do you tint the mirrors turn signals?
did you have to pull the whole thing apart? or was it something you applied directly on the turn signal?
 

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the side mirrors are easy to take off... just push down on one side and pull from the other... then you will see the clips that you have to push down and then your mirror cover and turn signal will come off.. takes 2 minutes to do both sides.
 
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