Title: Painting Taillights
roderick92 - May 1, 2012 02:00 AM (GMT)
Hi guys, I recently purchased a set of taillights at a good price and am wanting to paint it black.
Who has done it themselves? Any guides/hints that will make it easier somewhat?
CLM877 - May 1, 2012 03:59 AM (GMT)
painting it black on the internal part around the reflector or the external glass?
If u mean the external glass, i'd have a try with getting it vinyl'd smoked black, etc instead of painting it. Just in case it doesnt grow on me, i can always take it off.
But will be keen to see yours done. Keep it updated =D
roderick92 - May 1, 2012 04:04 AM (GMT)
I was referring to painting the insides, to match the oem look haha.
I believe JIZTEZ used the tint vinyl here
.. I've emailed/pmed nosrab about the video but no reply so far haha
Beanman - May 1, 2012 05:40 AM (GMT)
I believe painting the outsides is also illegal.
roderick92 - May 1, 2012 07:42 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Beanman @ May 1 2012, 06:40 PM)|
| I believe painting the outsides is also illegal. |
Another reason why I wanna paint the housing :)
Not too sure on the law and don't wanna take the risk.
CLM877 - May 1, 2012 11:22 AM (GMT)
Is that illegal? Oh whoops.
I heard before that as long as light visibility is more than 35% you may pass wof...
HOT2XS - May 1, 2012 09:19 PM (GMT)
Quite a few of us have painted the internal chrome reflector black. The Badger (ThunderChicken) Cody, is the man to talk to. I did mine, but Cody has got it down to a fine art :-) He does headlights aswell. It is not illegal to paint the insides. Though I'm not sure about tinting the outside.
Tonyhdu - May 1, 2012 10:24 PM (GMT)
Do you guys still know if thunderchicken is still around. I think i PM'd him over 2 months ago never got back to me. (for the Matte Black Tailights?) I ended up purchasing the Dark housing headlights from Stephen.
xnickx - May 2, 2012 03:48 AM (GMT)
Yes he is! I shall email this thread to him now :)
roderick92 - May 13, 2012 07:52 AM (GMT)
I searched online and found a few DIYs on painting the tails.. Did it today and was pleased with the results..
supertezz - May 13, 2012 09:16 AM (GMT)
Can you post up the diy threads that you used wouldn't mind doing this too
roderick92 - May 13, 2012 09:53 AM (GMT)
I followed this guide here
but painted it differently, as seen in the photo i uploaded earlier..
roderick92 - May 14, 2012 08:23 AM (GMT)
More photos of the lights installed..
silverhelix - May 14, 2012 11:02 AM (GMT)
Thought about going white on white, front & back?
roderick92 - May 14, 2012 11:15 AM (GMT)
Seen a white tez with white on white, didn't like it :)