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    any ideas if the standard LS rear light lenses can be tinted..? some one told me they could..? but I cant see how you would tint the orange bit
    could anyone enlighten (oops pardon the pun) me???
    cheers, Bob

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    Hi mate. I have tinted the rear lenses of my car.
    Use the Foliatec light tint spray. This is available from Halfords, Motorworld etc.
    The process is: wash the lights with hot soapless water, dry off with a clean cloth and then wipe over fully with meths. Leave the lights to air dry. All this can be done with them still on the vehicle. Whilst they are air drying mask off the car ready for spraying. Alternatively you can remove them, whichever you prefer.
    Once you have finished prepping the lights you will need to mask off a percentage of the reflective strip (this is the law). You will be pulled by the plod if you have total tints at the rear due to the fact that your car must retain some form of identification on the highway at night if your lights are off.
    Now proceed to spray the lense. Do equal coats to each lense so as to get a match. There is nothing to stop you from going for either the fully blacked out or smoked look, its your choice.
    Leave them to dry for a couple of hours and then apply a couple of layers of decent polish to bring out the best in them. Whilst you are on the case you should do the side repeaters too as this will finish the job off.
    The end result is fantastic and very easy.
    Enjoy your work and take a few phots.

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    thanks gripper, Im not sure when I will get around to this or wether to change the rear light cluster...Im not too keen on the lexus style, but quite like the SRI type. Doing your own tinting certainly adds originality and I like the idea of this. Once again thanks for the tips..especially the reflection law bit

    Cheers, Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDTi
    SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi, SRi
    what he said, go for SRi lights mate! but Grippers do look good, i saw them at the Yorkshire meet and thay look smart, he got a black car though so dont know how they would look against silver.

    But its your choice matey, good luck with it!

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