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Old 02-08-2006, 07:55 PM   #1
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Tint/Smoked corners?

Would i be able to just go buy tint from a store and tint my corners myself?? is it pretty easy?
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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i am wondering the same thing, i really want to do it
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:08 PM   #3
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:36 AM   #4
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Old 02-09-2006, 08:15 AM   #5
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I know a few local r!cer guys that have done this - you'll have a tough time getting the outside of the lens to be nice and OEM smooth again though. Any applications I've seen haven't looked as "good" as a tinted lens from the factory.

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Old 02-09-2006, 09:28 AM   #6
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There's a spray on tint you can buy at most hobby stores, I have heard of a some people doing it this way...just be sure to add some clearcoat on there to help protect it.
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:05 AM   #7
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I used "VHT NightShadez" tint spray, then topped it with clear coat





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Old 02-12-2006, 12:59 PM   #8
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i kind of like your shade man. but i want it a little darker.. how much did you put on? is it the more you put on the darker it is?
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Yup, you can black them completely out if you want, just spray more coats.
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if you only spray from the inside, will it leave ugly looking parts unpainted? any website for vht nightshadez? Anyone know of anyway to paint the lenses more body color? possibly a body color tint spray or a layer of spray that's body color or a special paint that's smoke/transparent that's applyable along with the smoke paint. thanks guys
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I sprayed them from the outside. I bought the nightshadez from eBay

Not sure about the body color paint though
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yah i think ill try it.

if u guys do it post up some pics
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Old 02-15-2006, 08:31 AM   #13
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What kind of clearcoat did you use?
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-B...temZ8039473514

This person selling Nite Shades and there some picture of e46 with smoke lense.
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Old 02-18-2006, 12:27 AM   #15
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lol it looks kinda hard to apply...........
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