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Lighting Forum
Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

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Old 02-26-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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partially smoked rears, yay or nay?

i borrowed a pic of someones coupe from here, hope they dont mind!

the rear lights dominate the back end too much at the mo, and i dont know what to do with them. I want to keep an overall stock look (ish), so cant be too dramatic. what do you think:



they would look better in real life. Anyone done similar?
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:19 AM   #2
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I really like the red smoked on dark cars too
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:20 AM   #3
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I like the original, I even think they couldn't have done a better job with this rear (apart from the E36 Coupe).
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:46 AM   #4
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i think that makes it look too much like a c230 kompressor....i vote for smoking the red and leaving the turn signals clear
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:29 AM   #5
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I love that, the partial smoking is nice. I don't like it all smoked personally.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
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smoke the red only
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:54 AM   #7
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^^ Smoke the red!
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:55 AM   #8
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Takes away from the clean look of the car... I would get the lite tint instead where its not as noticeable.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:25 AM   #9
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Nay.,

Looks like (and is) a cheap mod. Doesn't make any beneficial improvement, if anything will make your lights less bright / efficient.

Will effectively limit your buying audience and thus lower potential resale value. Have you noticed there's a tendency for people to want to mod their own cars, yet not consider purchasing a car that's "been messed about with".
Just the way it is.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:38 AM   #10
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Nay. The trunk lights kill it.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:25 PM   #11
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Definitely only do the red.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:36 PM   #12
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Just do a pshop and see how good it looks. I don't like the second pic. Either smoked the red leave the white or smoke the white and leave the red. IMO
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:30 PM   #13
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Definitely just smoke the red part, smoking the white looks hideous in my opinion
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:54 PM   #14
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Go to a tint shop and ask if they have any scraps you can use, you could just stick it on, if you don't like it - peel it off. Not too complicated. When you get a configuration you like you could get either a lamin-x tinted sheet and cut it to fit, or try a piece of window tint (not sure on durability) in whatever percent you wanted.

Spraying is rarely consistent.
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:56 PM   #15
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #16
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nay smoke the red, and leave the clear part, clear
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