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    Ok ive got the rear light clusters that are clear at the top and bottom im looking at giving both top and bottom a slight smokey tint and keeping the red inbetween , question is , will they still be legal?

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    In a word, yes.

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    yes I sprayed mine on the elite to make them look more like the sri

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    good stuff cheers

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    the reason tinted rear lights get you hassle from the police is they actually have reflectors on them so when a car behind you has its lights on it reflects off the reflectors in the lights

    obviously too dark and you wont be able to see your brake lights, i once got stopped by the police in my corsa years ago because i tinted my rear lights the same colour as the car

    they said the light coming through was fine but the reflectors didnt work, they said if i stuck a reflector badge on the rear it would be fine

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    yeah swedge im leaving the red bits alone and gonna do the clear at the top and bottom cheers for the info guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedge View Post
    they said the light coming through was fine but the reflectors didnt work, they said if i stuck a reflector badge on the rear it would be fine
    I bought a tinting kit back in '92 for my black 2.0S Capri and it came with 2 rectangular reflectors for exactly that reason.

    I've just bought a tin of VHT Nite-Shades to do my rear & side lights in spring, I'll be masking off the bottom clear reverse section (as it matches the silver boot strip) and a line or 2 of the reflector, just for a hint of red and to keep it legal, the rest will be as black as the car.

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