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    Default Self tinting rear lights.

    Took the wife's X-Trail to a local window tinter yesterday and ended up chatting about modding in general, He advocates using some spray lacquer with a drop of paint in as a tint for the front lights, I plan to split and refurb some spare headlights I have at some stage so will tint them with the lacquer and black paint he suggested.

    Does anyone know if it's possible to split the rear light lens away from the body in any way? If so I could tint the rears a little with the same lacquer and black paint.

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    Just buy tinting spray saves all the hassle and just spray on outside of the light.

    Then after couple days apply some wax an it'll look great

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    My Astra using a can of motor world tint spray


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    Is it legal? I'm not looking to blacken them totally, just a shade or two darker.

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    Tbh i don't know. I know if your blacken them like I did the reflectors need toe visible but i was ok as I had them on bottom of bumper

    Passed MOT with them and I never got pulled over

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    Cheers, I'll give it a go.

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    Can pick cans up on eBay for about 7 quid

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    I did this with my horrid orange indicators and they worked out well!

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