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Old 03-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Blackout Taillights

I have a jeep wrangler unlimited and I want to black out my tail lights and my blinkers. What is the easiest way to make them black?

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Order the ones you want off of Amazon/any 4x4 magazine.

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Old 03-03-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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I have a jeep wrangler unlimited and I want to black out my tail lights and my blinkers. What is the easiest way to make them black?
I ordered smoked covers off of ebay for like $15 and they look great Click image for larger version

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I also ordered the smoked turn signals off of ebay and they changed the entire appearance of my jeep.
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I ordered smoked covers off of ebay for like $15 and they look great Attachment 217099

I also ordered the smoked turn signals off of ebay and they changed the entire appearance of my jeep.

you've got interesting looking fenders...
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you've got interesting looking fenders...
It's a special edition YJ. I believe the renegade. It had body molded fenders
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you can also use tint film/vinyl sheets. they come in different tints and are easy to apply and take off if you don't like them.
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It's a special edition YJ. I believe the renegade. It had body molded fenders

hmm. thanks for the info.
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I have started this with my turn and parking lights. Used lamin-x. Great product, bonds very well, and I am very happy with it. I chose gun smoke.
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You're going to make your tail lights dimmer this way. Are you planning to install brighter LED bulbs?

Here's the product you need:
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Sweet another vehicle I get to guess if they are hitting the brakes or not.
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Sweet another vehicle I get to guess if they are hitting the brakes or not.
If you ever hit someone bring it to court. They might just change the ruling.
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Nite Shades is for Off Road use only and is not street legal. Just an FYI.
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Sweet another vehicle I get to guess if they are hitting the brakes or not.
I love when I hear people say that , so I guess you have a issue with mine




Oh let's see if you can see my brake lights , let's try day time a guy pretty good distance behind me

Yeah you are right I guess you can't see my brake lights
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you can also use tint film/vinyl sheets. they come in different tints and are easy to apply and take off if you don't like them.
I wouldn't use film/vinyl sheets. They are easy to take off at first. I had some on my car and after 2 years or so they were on there for good. Couldn't peel them off on a hot day with them sitting in direct sunlight. Go with the covers because here in texas they can be smoked when you go get your insepection.
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Yeah you are right I guess you can't see my brake lights
You can see yours for sure.....not your federally mandated 3rd one tho
(Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108)

I have no problem with tints I can see thru. You have to admit tho. Some on some rice burners you can't see the lights
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I have started this with my turn and parking lights. Used lamin-x. Great product, bonds very well, and I am very happy with it. I chose gun smoke.
hey man looks good im also a big fan of Lamin-X used it on my motorcycle.. But i can't find the fender parking lights do you have a link?
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You can see yours for sure.....not your federally mandated 3rd one tho
(Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108)

I have no problem with tints I can see thru. You have to admit tho. Some on some rice burners you can't see the lights
Yeah I am just a law breaker , I asked every cop I know and I couldn't get a straight answer , the best answer I could get was better to not have it then have it not working right

From what i seen with tinting lights was the film was always darker and didn't let the light out , the spray was better but used with moderation don't go crazy with it
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I used the VHT method with 2 coats and 4-5 coats of clear. I just wanted it dark enough to knock the red glare off when looking at the jeep from the rear. They look really dark in some light and not hardly tinited in other light. They turned out exaclty how i was wanting though.


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hey man looks good im also a big fan of Lamin-X used it on my motorcycle.. But i can't find the fender parking lights do you have a link?
I buy the sheets and cut them down. Its cheaper, and the pre-cuts leave little room for error. Just trim a square to slightly larger than what you need, apply, and then trim the edges. Let it cure for 24 hours then ensure all the edges are bonded, if not press down for a few sec. You are good to go from there.
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When using night shades did you guys take out your taillights or did you just tape everything off and spray when still on?
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Looks really good but all ads say for "off road only" and if ya do get stopped and hopefully a warning only, the stuff doesn't come. So ya would have to buy new lenses.
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When using night shades did you guys take out your taillights or did you just tape everything off and spray when still on?
I took them out, its easy enough to do. i did however, leave the 3rd brake light in place, and used cardboard and tape to cover everything around it.

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Looks really good but all ads say for "off road only" and if ya do get stopped and hopefully a warning only, the stuff doesn't come. So ya would have to buy new lenses.
You can get it off, theres plenty of youtube videos on how to do it.
I didnt want to get pulled over, so thats why i only did 2 coats, enough to knock the red glare of the lights off, when looking at the jeep from behind.
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The thing is, if someone has stock, blacked out or no tail lights, if you're behind them "you" have to be aware of the conditions and be able to control/stop your vehicle. I personally wouldn't black out my tail lights because I don't care for the look and there are a ton of individuals out there who need all the warning they can get, basically due to incompetence and/or tail gating. However, I understand that some do like the look and some of the photos here look good. Whether a vehicle in front of me has lights or not doesn't make a differnce on how I handle my vehicle on the road.
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The thing is, if someone has stock, blacked out or no tail lights, if you're behind them "you" have to be aware of the conditions and be able to control/stop your vehicle. I personally wouldn't black out my tail lights because I don't care for the look and there are a ton of individuals out there who need all the warning they can get, basically due to incompetence and/or tail gating. However, I understand that some do like the look and some of the photos here look good. Whether a vehicle in front of me has lights or not doesn't make a differnce on how I handle my vehicle on the road.
Until you can't see their lights at night. That's a different ball game altogether.

In Texas, you must have 2 red reflectors to the rear (TX Trans Code Sec. 547.325), 2 tail lights emitting red light plainly visible from a distance of at least 1,000 feet (TX Trans Code Sec. 547.322), 2 stop lamps emitting amber or red or any color between amber and red visible in normal daylight from a distance of at least 300 feet (TX Trans Code Sec. 547.323).

I am not a lawyer, cop, judge, whatever. The laws are sure to vary from state to state. I don't want to get into a pissing match about it, just stating what it is here in Texas. There are enough people around here that don't have functioning brake lights as it is, so I learned fairly early to refrain from tailgating.

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