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Don Nguyen 09-11-2009 12:19 PM

Smoked/tinted headlights and tail lights? Opinions?
 
Trying to get some opinions on this. (I know the pictures are re-used from my carbon fiber roof thread, but they work both ways in this case).

I hadn't offered it before, but the 1 series owner who came over to get his roof done asked if I could smoke/tint his tail lights. I decided to give it a shot, and it came out surprisingly well. I am trying to see if there would be any interest in this over here.

Material is similar/same thing as lamin-x, with my own little flare to it. Some lamin-x pieces end slightly shorter than the actual tail light, leaving exposed areas around its edges. I have mine slightly oversized (~2mm), just enough to be able to wrap around the edges. This gives it a cleaner/complete look, and helps prevents dirt/etc from building up on the direct edges of the tail light.

Opinions?

http://wannaberacer.com/dowork51.jpg

http://wannaberacer.com/dowork55.jpg

http://wannaberacer.com/dowork56.jpg

http://wannaberacer.com/tint.jpg

-Don

kwlaznkid 09-12-2009 05:16 AM

that looks really good man, good work

Don Nguyen 09-13-2009 11:47 AM

Thanks. Going to be doing an Audi B7 and a E60 later today. I'll get those pictures up either today or tomorrow.

-Don

Joey325i 09-13-2009 12:53 PM

can you do this:

go from:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...DSC_0145-1.jpg

to this?
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...tl/parking.jpg

theres a cutout for the reverse lights

alofuzion 09-13-2009 01:31 PM

looks great don

Don Nguyen 09-14-2009 05:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey325i (Post 10608969)
can you do this:

go from:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...DSC_0145-1.jpg

to this?
http://i726.photobucket.com/albums/w...tl/parking.jpg

theres a cutout for the reverse lights

I can probably do something like that. Isn't there a company out there who currently/already makes those?

-Don

Joey325i 09-14-2009 06:27 PM

bluebat does, but i heard they're a biatch to install lol, i've don't headlights/fogs but not taillights before

s3th 09-14-2009 09:52 PM

yeah that looks boss!! love ur 135 i want one.

Don Nguyen 09-15-2009 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey325i (Post 10615551)
bluebat does, but i heard they're a biatch to install lol, i've don't headlights/fogs but not taillights before

I would have to do some testing in order to get the fitment perfect/correct. If you were to purchase the film from him, I'd be able to possibly install it for you. Do you happen to know what it is made from? IE is it vinyl or is it a lamin-x type film?

-Don

Ervin87 09-15-2009 02:04 AM

That looks really good.

Joey325i 09-15-2009 01:25 PM

pretty sure it's lamin-x, i'll hit you up when i actually get the car haha

Don Nguyen 09-15-2009 01:28 PM

Here are more pictures of the E60 I did, in case you wanted to see them:

http://wannaberacer.com/tint4.jpg

http://wannaberacer.com/tint5.jpg

http://wannaberacer.com/tint6.jpg

-Don

HardPark'd TT 01-31-2010 11:33 PM

I want my tails done like that e60 :drool:

Don Nguyen 01-31-2010 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey325i (Post 10608969)
can you do this:

go from:
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...DSC_0145-1.jpg

theres a cutout for the reverse lights

I can/do now :)

http://www.wannaberacer.com/tint/tint24.jpg

http://www.wannaberacer.com/tint/tint25.jpg

-Don

mham 10-20-2013 06:36 PM

How much for 2000 323i?


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