Ive currently got my head and fog lights tinted with the spray tint.. Looks good, but it starts to chip off after a while and has to be reapplied... I saw the tint film online, and woundered if anyone has tried it..
Anybody have any experience with the film??
Weren't you complaining about poor headlight performance and looking for ways to retrofit better lights?
Tinting your headlights is stupid and illegal. Geeze; I can't believe you'd even admit it in public.
Sorry to keep climbing on you. But really. They're your headlights; they're not ornamental ---- although your stock 2010 foglights are...
If you want to tint your foglights in a manner that actually will help you see better, look at this thread for ideas.
Headlights are for seeing things at night. I can't imagine the culpable liability lawsuit and criminal charges you'd face if you ran over somebody and the responding officer saw tinted headlights.
i have to agree with bill on this subject. i cant see how anybody would want to tint their head lights. not too mention on the JK witch has to have the worst head lights of all time. if you were talking about adding more light or even adding HID's i would agree that it is needed.
but making your head lights even less then what they are is dangerous to you and others on the road.
Ok, ive got the tinted lights now, with shielded HID's behind them... Its not too bright, nor is it too dim... With the HID's the driving lights are perfect... (fog lights arnt used for daily driving)... Anyway, i truley like the "blacked out" look of the lights during the day.. The tint even helps keep the glare down on the HID's... Regardless, sorry Bill? But although they might be illegal, ive enjoyed every minute of the new found lighting system... The spray tint i used looked great, but after any wear & tear, the spray chips off.. Cheap crap.... What can i say?.... I had the film tint for my headlights on my cadillac cts over the projector HID's (obviously legal (bill?)) and i loved it.. The look was great, the light wanst dimmed enough for a problem... Im just cuerious if anyone had any experience with the film tint for the wrangler...??
To: bill? (sp?)
Sorry if i seemed to offend you with my post on HID's, i read threw the ?daniel stern? Thread you posted before, and although i wouldnt argue with his obviously tested information, my experience with this setup so far has been good... Ive driven infront of my jeep with a sports car (g37)... Althogh a little bright, i wasnt blinded, or even impared in the littlest amount, exept when my jeep went over the train tracks behind me... Too much...
The light off road, was awesome... With the fogs, i had almost no need for the spotlight i usually use....
I understand the possible lawsuit issues and dangerious situations my lights can put someone in, hopefully the ballest shield will help prevent that...
Nah, it's cool. You should do what you want to do to please you. The heck with everybody else, laws, other people's safety and rights.
It is, after all, just about you.
In fact, cross the double-yellow and pass that schoolbus, smoke in the movie theater, whatever. As long as Number One is happy with it.
I hear people justify their selfish and irresponsible actions all the time. It just seems that people do more of these acts from inside their cars these days ---- I think it has something to do with the perceived anonymity of it.
But you should realize that you're admitting that you've done these things in an open forum.
It's just that most people who commit crimes usually don't admit it in public and have their IP addresses displayed.
Me, a Richard? Nonsense. My headlights are legal, safe, effective, and don't infringe on the rights of others.
Take a good look in the mirror. A grown man doesn't care what his headlights look like, whether they're blacked out, have a blue sheen, or have pretty circles around them. Men want lights that work and they can see with.
Sorry that it seems like I'm picking on you.
I'm really only picking on what you're doing and that it seems to be popular these days. Like wearing your pants really low and showing your under-britches.
Except that kids usually grow out of the silly clothing phase when they need a real job; and bad clothing choices rarely blind another motorist and cause them to crash.
whether or not bill is coming down alittle "hard" on him or not... tinted headlights isnt all that smart... tint the blinkers, tint your windows, tint the taillights, whatever but not the only thing that allows you to see at night.... and its illegal, not that that apparently matters i guess.
but to answer you question. not on a wrangler but a coworker had a TL with tint on the headlights and they got all bubbly and had to take them off... ended up leaving nasty sticky/water lines on the headlights. i cant imagine that a spherical headlight like the wrangler would be conducive to a flat sheet of tint.
and the reason your having trouble with spray on tint and will have trouble with tint is because your headlights produce a large amount of heat even though it might not seem like it. you try to hold your hand on a headlight, with HIDs for that matter, for over an hour and see just how hot it gets. spray tint is going to crack and chip because its basically on top of an exaggerated easy bake oven. tint will bubble and pullaway or crack because that material is not meant for headlights. (your tint was meant for blinkers and the like, low heat or no heat)
if you want tint then buy the proper stuff and tint them or get those GPR or GTS or whatever "blackout" plastic covers that you see on sports cars. they may have some for the wrangler. atleast then you could take them off easily when needed
So apparently someone hit that dudes cat with their "tinted headlight" wrangler. Man you need to chill out. Any halfway responsible driver is going to be able to see just fine with slightly tinted lights. If you're driving like an idiot then its not going to matter whether your lights are tinted or not. Let's just be helpful instead of looking to pick fights.
Personally I like the slightly tinted headlight look. I think its cool if its done correctly on a well equipped wrangler. I don't have any experience with the headlight tints but its your jeep! That's what's so great about the cars we love! Jeeps can be super hardcore off road or great looking just equipped for the street! Or even a little bit of both! Enjoy your jeep! Post those tinted headlights on here after you're done! I wanna see!
Its hard to get a straight answer from some of these pricks on the forums. They prefer to lecture rather than answer. As for your question, YJ General has it about nailed, The cheapo paint on stuff wont work for very long and the tint film wont last long either. Prefer to go with the covers, since they can be removed if needed. Or the projector headlights he pictured, they are 50 state legal.
Random Guy: "Is there anywhere that thing cant go?"
Me: "Yea, past a gas station..."
This is a funny question and everybody has already gave you the correct answer. I was driving at night with a buddy in his mustang. I said dude your headlights suck. He turns to me and says yea that's because they're tinted. I start cracking up and say wtf were you thinking that is dumbest thing I have ever heard of or seen. He realized it wasn't such a good idea and removed it. But if you still wanna do it just get some gloss black spray paint and go crazy, it will work great! I promise lmfao. Oh yea they sell chrome spray paint as well. Those fake stick on louvers would look sweet on that mini van that you have as well.
I tinted my foglights after doing my tail and signals and it really cut down on my light. It was the spray kind and I don't have hids. I got some chips and stuff in it and removed the tint with brake cleaner. Worked like a charm!
I don't think tinting the headlight will prevent others from seeing you any less though it will certainly make it more difficult to see at night. That being said, it's his rig and if he's ok with less light and prefers form to function (he likes the look of tinted lights) then go for it.
Having said this, I tinted my license plate. I realize people may not care for this either but figure I normally drove around with a tinted plate over it and didn't like that it got dirty behind the glass, etc. They make this same film for headlights (that's actually what I bought) in just about any tint %. I went with a lighter tint to keep from getting in any trouble and found it on ebay.