User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: Diy tinted Signum rear lights

  1. #1
    Regular Member turbohaggis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Scotland (twinned with Libya)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Diy tinted Signum rear lights

    I bought a can of red light tint spray a few weeks ago and since the weather today was nice i thought i would give it a go.

    Originally i was going to tint them black but the issues regarding the reflector kind off put me off. Either mask of the reflector which would leave a red square in the middle of the lights, or buy seporate red reflectors and place elsewhere which would look a bit pants So red it was

    The lights need a few coats of laquer and then buffed to a shine to finish them off, but for now they don't look too bad, especially for an amateur

    And yes, once again, the car is mingin

  2. #2
    Full Member spennny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Blantyre
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Will that pass an MOT mate ?

  3. #3
    Regular Member turbohaggis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Scotland (twinned with Libya)
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by spennny View Post
    Will that pass an MOT mate ?
    Hopefully, the reflector is untouched, and the indicators still flash orange, the reverse light is a wee bit pink looking but the mot station i use isn't too bad, hopefully if that's all it is he will pass it. Worse case scenario, i get out the paint thinners

  4. #4
    Regular Member Morephun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    everywhere
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vec c

    Trim : sri

    Engine : 150 cdti

    Year : 55

    Mileage : 108000

    Default

    looks well good....but when you reverse people are gonna think you are braking ..especially old people

  5. #5
    Regular Member Steven T Davies-Moss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    shropshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    sorry M8.. its illegal

    watch ya tail

  6. #6
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I'm no expert, but I wonder about the legality as well.

    That aside, the all over red isn't my cup of tea - - but if you like it then that's all that matter. Did you not fancy just tinting the lens a bit darker? - someone else did that on their Signum and it didn't turn out too badly.

  7. #7
    Regular Member Ben_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Audiville, WM
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    was this pretty easy to do?

    wondering if i can get away with tinting my orange tipped ones smoked, to save on buying new.

    Anyone tried it? would it work?

    cheers

  8. #8
    Regular Member n_hudson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Northampton, UK
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I prefer the dark/black tinted ones, but they look good IMO.

    I'm liking the reg plate too!

  9. #9
    Regular Member John3v36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    NI
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    i think they look well!! my car passed mot on mon there, and over here in NI anyway, they never check the reversing light!! i had tinted the lights i had in a wee vw polo i had years ago, passed no probs all the time!! my mums golf rear lights are tinted darker than them at the mo, and they always pass too!! so its prob 50/50!! HTH

  10. #10
    Regular Member arkhan78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Leeds
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    it does look mint mate...but again its getting strict out there for MOT's...ill keep my fingers crossed for you...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Tinted signum rear lights?
    By Lordish in forum Styling
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 7th November 2012, 20:42
  2. New Tinted LED Rear Lights
    By Ralphwells1967 in forum Styling
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 7th February 2012, 11:04
  3. Smoked/tinted signum rear lights
    By stec in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 5th April 2009, 23:10

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vectra c smoked rear lights dIy

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •