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Old 04-02-2012, 01:29 PM   #93
Don Nguyen
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Here is a more recent car that I did some vinyl work on. I got lucky to work on this really cool brand new factory matte paint CLS63. I did a lot of things to this car that day. Firstly, we decided to go with the matte black around the window trims and rear chrome trunk handle to black it out and tone down the high contrast between that and the paint/rest of the car. Then we went around the car and smoked/tinted out the tail lights, head lights, and lower bumper light pieces. For the rear tail lights, I only tinted the clear portion and left the red portion. This toned the clear portion down a bit but left the red nice and bright to give it a good contrast/pop in the rear, which also matched the other red accents on the car. For the front, I tinted the entire head light and also the lower bumper lights to bring their contrast down and make them in with the lower bumper mesh area.

Before:






Clear portion tinted/smoked


Clear portion untinted/unsmoked


Entire front headlight smoked/tinted, lower bumper light unsmoked/untintinted


Front headlight unsmoked/untinted, lower bumper light smoked/tinted


After, with everything done.












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