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Old 06-04-2007, 01:41 AM   #1
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simple tail light tint/smoke question

so i know a lot of ppl use the smoked film sheets at stickercity.com.. but i was just wondering if you could go to autozone or kragens and buy the tint sheets there.. would it be similar? it's a hell of a lot cheaper and convenient too.. haha

btw.. im not talking about that pre-cut stuff.. im talkin about that sheets that you can custom cut.. thanks!

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oh yea.. and if i could do that.. would i be able to smoke my corners with the same film? thanks!
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:44 AM   #2
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It's cheaper because it's not pre-cut. You can get the same cheaper stuff (un-cut) at StickerCity too.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:49 AM   #3
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yea but the 3' rolls on sticker city are like.. $50-60... kragens is like.. $20.. and it's right down the street for me.. but iuno if it looks the same or what not? yaknow what i mean? does the tint film look good? and does anyone have a DIY on how to put it on?

my friend used to work at a tint shop so he said he'll try to help but he's never done anything like that on a tail light...

i prefer the uncut so i can have left overs.. and could i essentially smoke my corners the same way? thanks!
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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I don't know about the kragens but I bought mine at stickercity and I'm 100% satisfied...took me 10 min. to install on the top of my tail lights.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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I don't know about the kragens but I bought mine at stickercity and I'm 100% satisfied...took me 10 min. to install on the top of my tail lights.
yea.. i know ppl who like the stickercity ones but im just curious if the tint film from kragen would work... maybe ill just get it and give it a shot or something.. anyone else have experience w/ this or know about this topic?

also.. can you give me a quick run down on how you did it? if it took 10 min it should'nt be that hard to explain/do is it?.. oh.. and do you cut the film while it's ON the tail light or before or what? is there shrinking involved etc.. thanks guys =]

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Old 06-04-2007, 02:33 PM   #6
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post up your review on the kragen's if you go that route
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haha... so.... NO ONE has done the tint film before? anyone? input? no one?.. haha..
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yeah it took me 10min to install and it will take me 15min to explain because I s*** trying to speak english

Instructions HERE

And I didnt cut the film on my tail lights...I've used a sheet of paper and I sticked it on my tail lights and traced with a pensil as a pattern.
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^^ yea i know stickercity is legit.. good lookin stuff.. just wondering if anyone has tried the tint film... thanks for the instructions though spy!.. appreciate it
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The tint you find at autozone and those places doesnt stretch or conform like the stickerycity ones... I've tried it, and even with a hairdryer, its impossible to get the stuff to curve without creases. Not to mention its thin as hell too...

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Old 06-05-2007, 04:12 PM   #11
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ohh.. bah.. thanks though!.. finally someone who has tried it too.. what about the ebay brands?
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I have the eBay brand ones on my front corners/headlights. They are decent for the price, but aren't nearly as thick as the stickercity ones.
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:00 AM   #13
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they do the job though? i mean.. they look good?
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Old 06-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #15
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good ole trusty ebay.. hahaha.. do you happen to know what brand you used? a link would be helpful =]. thanks a bunch!.. any pics of it too? thanksss
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If you plan on doing the tails, I suggest you just get the stickercity ones. The eBay ones aren't as dark as the stickercity ones, but I didn't mind since they are on the front of my car.



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Old 06-07-2007, 05:16 AM   #17
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well.. most of the smoke tails i see on this forums are on LEDs and i do not have LED tails.. so maybe the "less" dark smoke will be better for me...

very intersting 'half smoked' front headlights you have active! did you get that $10+$7 shipping kit w/ 24" by 12" film? that's the only one i see really on ebay..

i do appreciate your help a lot active.. making my stress much easier to manage.. haha.
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No problem bro, thats what the forums are for!

I got a kit that I think was $27 shipped, precut for the front headlights and corners. I cut them out that way because night time visibility was horrible when the lowbeams were blocked

My tails aren't LED and they are perfectly visible at night. but I say go with whatever you want, it's your car and all that matters is that you like it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...spagenameZWDVW


thats the kit I got. The same seller sells a tailight kit as well for the same price
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Old 06-07-2007, 04:22 PM   #19
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^^ i looked at that guy's ebay store and couldnt find the tail light kit for coupes =[.. would it be better to get the precut stuff or get the sheets?
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