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Old 09-14-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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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.









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Old 09-14-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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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.





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Old 09-27-2009, 11:21 PM   #3
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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.





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Do you sell something like this for the e46 coupe premade?
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:56 PM   #4
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Do you sell something like this for the e46 coupe premade?

I can, but I need a local to want to get theirs done first, so I can test my template on their car.

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:45 AM   #5
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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.





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lol Don, i've been checking out your vinyl wraps and now tinted lights, nice work you got there, you also remind me so much of the mod scooters scene back in Vietnam
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lol Don, i've been checking out your vinyl wraps and now tinted lights, nice work you got there, you also remind me so much of the mod scooters scene back in Vietnam
I guess it doesn't help that I am Vietnamese, huh? Haha.
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Pictures of on a black E60 from this weekend.




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That tint is perfect. Ive been wanting to do something like this to mine, but I don't want it to be too dark. What percentage is that?
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That tint is perfect. Ive been wanting to do something like this to mine, but I don't want it to be too dark. What percentage is that?
I don't know what percentage it is. The material I use does not go by ratings like that.
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looks good! I'm a fan of tinted tail lights. the 1er needs to be dropped more with those rims
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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.

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

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More pictures of the E60 5 series:







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Feeling relaxed, so here are some pictures:

Audi B7:





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

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