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    I have the orange horrible tint on my rear lights.... can I take the cover off once removed and tint myself?

    The prices vary from 30 quid with post and packaging and up to 50 quid on ebay so either way its 80 odd quid which could be a set of HIDs with some spare...

    can it be done? just tint it black?

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    yeah,don`t take the cover off just take the whole light out

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    yea would I spray the inside of the orange section, or is it a case of spraying the outside, is that the bit thats tinted?

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    tinting lights is a piece of cake, you can get the tint stuff of ebay for about a tenner. keep applying thin layers until it's dark enough hair drier dries it pretty quick too, you're not worried about perfect finish like you would be with painting a panel.

    Legally you're not meant to tint the reflector or if you do you should put another reflector somewhere else on the rear of the car.

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    savage tint applied to the outside of the lamp unit

    dont go too heavy as they still need to reflect light and for the lights to be visible - lots of light coats will build up nicely

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    ah dez if I do it this weekend you can see the outcome on sunday in peterborough? (if your still going)

    So the outside... NOT the inside... got it!

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    Another convert to the darkside, looking forward to seeing the results.

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    i'll be there mate to admire your handy work

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    I dont think i'd go far as say "admire"... that makes it sound like I'll do a good job!

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    here is a pic of a tint test i did over the weekend on a rear light....

    right hand unit has had 2 light coats compared to left having none....

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