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Don Nguyen 09-14-2009 11:54 AM

Smoked/tinted tail light pictures
In addition to doing all of the other graphic/vinyl work, I've been getting a lot of people who come by asking if I can do smoke/tint for their tail lights as well. I had the film and material available to me, so I decided to give it a shot.

Material is supplies from lamin-x, however, it is cut in house at our location, versus coming pre cut from lamin-x. This way I can have it come out the exact way I want it and how it should be. 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 and give the user more working area/room. This gives it a cleaner/complete look, and helps prevents dirt from building up on the direct edges of the tail light.

Been slowly finding local cars to do it, so I can do some test fitments and get some pictures. Whatever pictures of the cars you see means that's what I have and what's available. New cars are always welcomed, if you're a local or in the area.






Don Nguyen 09-14-2009 11:55 AM

Pictures of on a black E60 from this weekend.

Don't mind the exposure of the picture, it was necessary in order to try and get the actual tint of the tail lights to come out how they were actually looking like at that moment.

I'll get the other pictures up once I edit/resize them. The tint was just perfect in person, and we had no problems laying it over even that small raised part of the corner of the tail light section.




xPhantom 09-14-2009 03:08 PM

not bad not bad!

Studdly_Studright 09-14-2009 03:11 PM

looks good! I'm a fan of tinted tail lights. the 1er needs to be dropped more with those rims

smoke 09-14-2009 03:12 PM


Don Nguyen 09-15-2009 12:25 AM


Originally Posted by Studdly_Studright (Post 10614734)
looks good! I'm a fan of tinted tail lights. the 1er needs to be dropped more with those rims

The car is actually at a decent ride height, considering the area that he lives in and what he is trying to accomplish. He didn't want to lower the car too much or make the ride too harsh.


snitzl3 09-15-2009 01:06 AM

what lamin-x color is that on the 1 series? Tint, smoked, gun smoked, or charcoal? Same question for the 5 series?

Don Nguyen 09-15-2009 01:08 AM


Originally Posted by snitzl3 (Post 10617470)
what lamin-x color is that on the 1 series? Tint, smoked, gun smoked, or charcoal? Same question for the 5 series?

Both of them are the of same film/shade that we use for the tail lights.


Don Nguyen 09-15-2009 11:12 AM

More pictures of the E60 5 series:





Don Nguyen 09-16-2009 02:08 PM

Feeling relaxed, so here are some pictures:

Audi B7:




Blade929 09-16-2009 02:38 PM

look great man wish you were east coast

Don Nguyen 09-16-2009 02:43 PM

I can ship to you ;)


Titan 3 09-16-2009 02:45 PM

Nice werk! I'd really like a 1er in my garage!

Don Nguyen 09-16-2009 02:46 PM

Thanks. That 1 series guy better be happy, I gave him a very good deal for the amount of work I did for his car!


alexbenz 09-16-2009 03:07 PM

what's the price to do a light light smoke on a e39 front lights and then smoke the white on the rear tails?

Don Nguyen 09-16-2009 03:09 PM

I don't really have a "light" smoke per say. The film that I used on all of the pictures in this thread are the same tint/shade.

I find that if you go any lighter with the laminx films, it sometimes starts looking blueish/purpish.


Don Nguyen 09-21-2009 10:44 AM

Don't mind the greasy hand marks on the tail lights, I forgot to clean it off before taking the pictures :)




NorthJersey 3er 09-21-2009 12:18 PM

what is the "light shade" you used? I have "gunsmoke" on my tails, some look darker than others, but I know lighting has a lot to do w it.

Don Nguyen 09-21-2009 12:21 PM

I use gunsmoke for all of the tails in the pictures you've seen.


Don Nguyen 09-22-2009 12:19 PM






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