Tinting Tail Lights Ford Falcon Xr6

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Introduction: Tinting Tail Lights Ford Falcon Xr6

About: I work in composites and in my free time enjoy making furniture, working on my car and the numerous other projects i have.

Here's a quick guide to tinting light with a spray can type tint. It costs about $30 NZD for a can but that would do at least 4 sets of lights. Also it is illegal to have any alterations like this on lights in my country and although I haven't had any trouble as of yet, be careful.

Step 1: Remove Lights

For my car I just had to pop the boot and there were two screws underneath it for each tail light. Undo the screws and the light slides out a small way. Reach in behind and undo all the bulbs, They were a stiff quarter turn anti clockwise to undo. Remember where each bulb went so you can put them back correctly!

Step 2: Mask Up Lights

Use masking tape that isn't to sticky so as to leave residue on the lights and cover up all the parts you don't want tinted.

Step 3: Paint Them

Put them somewhere that doesn't matter if it gets oversprayed. Follow the directions on the can for flash off time between coats. Paint until darkened to your liking.

Step 4: Before and After

This is the second time I have darkened mine Because It fades slightly after a while.

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    12 Discussions

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    malitam
    malitam

    5 years ago

    you are aware of the purpose of tail lights right?

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    littlemattyp
    littlemattyp

    Reply 5 years ago

    I was vaguely under the impression and feel free to correct me. That they're there as an indicator to how "sick" my burnouts are. When the smoke becomes thick enough that no light can pass through then the burnout is considered "sick"

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    ChinoPisces
    ChinoPisces

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You are aware that tail lights are still visible despite darkening them, right?

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    mrandle
    mrandle

    Reply 5 years ago

    Yes but they are admittedly less effective. That being said I much prefer this to tinted headlights.

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    jreauclaire
    jreauclaire

    5 years ago

    Try tinting your headlights, too.

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    littlemattyp
    littlemattyp

    Reply 5 years ago

    I will tint my headlights in the near future but I'm going to use a film for them. It gives a much more consistent shade over the whole light whereas spray looks a little speckley when put on lightly and also film keeps a glossy look.

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    KseniaL
    KseniaL

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry for not writing in the right place, i just didnt find appropriate place. Im going to buy a car for my wife and searching for any information about this online auction https://1bid1.com/ maybe smbd already bougth something from there? thanx

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    Maddo1214
    Maddo1214

    5 years ago

    I agree Tumunga, especially if I use a mask during the process. But alas, my family and friends have voiced their opinions against it and my partner has said no. Thankfully, only three more weeks until my due date then I can get working on my car again :-)

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    Maddo1214
    Maddo1214

    5 years ago

    I have a BF falcon with clear tail lights. I also have a can of nightshades to do this with but I'm pregnant at the moment so just waiting until I squeeze this sucker out so I can do it without potentially harming my offspring :-)

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    Tumunga
    Tumunga

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I don't think using a little tint paint to taint your tail-lights will harm your offspring that's still in your belly... :)

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    neopolitan
    neopolitan

    Reply 5 years ago

    if the police give you.jip just say you parked in a bad neighborhood

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    Maddo1214
    Maddo1214

    5 years ago

    Surprisingly, you can still clearly see the lights through the tint.