Say Goodbye to the Chrome Taillights

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This may not float your boat, but I'm happy to be rid of those damn chrome taillights. A little too rice for my taste so I bought 2 cans of the VHT Nightshades tinting paint, it's always good to have a spare. The first time I tinted the entire lens, it looked like 2 big black triangles on the car, or I prefer to say "it looked like ass". Cleaned it all off with enamel reducer and broke out the fine line tape, gave it a better look and settled on just hiding the chrome with a little peaking out around the inside edge. The spray tint comes out and dries shiny so theres no need to clear coat, total film build is around 1 mil. which is about the thickness of a plastic wrapper or 1/1000's of an inch.
What do you think? 8)
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So you just taped it off and sprayed? That looks good on that color. I'm not sure how it would look on my car. (Tungsten) I just picked up a window tint dealership so I'll have a bunch of that laying around shortly. I might try doing that with some actual tint so it's not permanant.

BTW, I like those exhaust tips.
I've always felt that chrome trim cheapens a car. I think of chrome and I picture some hooptie with chrome hub caps, chrome door edge gaurd, and chrome tape along the rockers. I remember back in high school all the dirt bags would buy chrome valve covers for their engines. The car was usually a rusted out Monte Carlo, but it had chrome valve covers! Chrome wheels have some class, but it's got to be on a luxury car. Just like confusion said, the fast cars don't have chrome.
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