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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:31am - #197737 

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Tinted my brake lights

I bought bats kit but got frustrated so i jus decided to paint it...here are some pix

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hephaestus Jun 12, 2:35am - #197738 
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Where are the pics? Maybe I rushed too soon on the thought of pics?
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:36am - #197739 

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:37am - #197740 

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:38am - #197741 

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and finally...wat do you guys think

should i tint this part too???

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:38am - #197742 

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and finally...wat do you guys think

should i tint this part too "the chrome trim"???

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:39am - #197743 

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hahaha damn i forgot to erase my plates on the rest except for the first one and last one hahaha oh well spineyes

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GTQuentin Jun 12, 2:40am - #197744 

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Its cool. Is it goin to pass inspection? What kind of paint is it? What was wrong w/bats overlays.
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:42am - #197745 

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I bought the paint at a hobby shop. I think its by testors and its called window tint. They come in black or cherry red...

i have asked someone from here das got tinted lights and he said that he asked a cop before and he said as long as it shines through.

But about bats...i jus didnt have enough patience with the cutting, etc. Well it is cut but have to do a lil trimming so i jus gave up. hahaha

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celicafourotwo Jun 12, 2:47am - #197746 

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testor are great..but pricey for a lil can..i use that to redout my taillight.. thumbsup

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:48am - #197747 

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^^^^ yea they are, a lil less than $5 for a lil can. Almost ran out on the 2nd brake lights but had jus about enough left...

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celicafourotwo Jun 12, 2:50am - #197748 

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well i still have plenty of red left..ur car look good by the way..what exhaust is that??

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:52am - #197749 

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haha i also bought a red one. thought i would tint it red at first but i have to 03 version so the reverse lights will be covered if i paint it. So i decided to go black.

its a tanabe...dont kno which kind tho. im thinkin of gettin another one tho

heres the link, check it out and let me know wat you think...

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 2:54am - #197750 

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click on exhaust then cat back systems. It's the one on top N-1 Extreme. I kno celica isnt there but i have a friend that knows someone der and said the one for the celica jus came out today...

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hephaestus Jun 12, 2:58am - #197751 
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Testors is a no-no. Unless they changed their formula? It looks great. How did you apply it and seal it? It probably will fade and turn to shit unless the paint said UV protectant. There's no going back on this either.
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Sultan Jun 12, 3:01am - #197752 

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looks ok, although if I was going for the dark look I'd have gotten the TYC black's
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 3:01am - #197753 

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uv protectant confused??? i know wat you mean. Overtime they get all flat and rough rite?? does the uv protectant protect from doin that??? i asked the guy at the hobby shop if there are any clear coat i can apply so it wont do that but he said no...

where can i get that uv protectant??

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 3:09am - #197754 

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OR...Wat if i get a clear coat paint the same one they use for the body, will that work or is it too strong for plastic??? confused

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ToiletPaper Jun 12, 3:40am - #197755 
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 4:09am - #197756 

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should i tint the chrome???

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v3n0m Jun 12, 4:24am - #197757 

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^ yeah, it sticks out too much, or, you can trade it & make some $. there's quite a few people who want that piece.
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 4:26am - #197758 

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hahaa kinda like it like dat but not chrome...

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Originally Posted by v3n0m
^ yeah, it sticks out too much, or, you can trade it & make some $. there's quite a few people who want that piece.


...or get the Carbon Fiber hatch handle
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 4:36am - #197760 

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^^^ how does that look?? i've never seen it

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My Sixth Gear Jun 12, 10:35am - #197761 
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shit that is dark but looks hella cool thumbsup

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RyCeCuBe Jun 12, 11:12am - #197762 

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wow..isn't that illegal? (no red reflection from the rear?)

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jun 12, 3:33pm - #197763 

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looks good thumbsup
as far as the chrome part its your choice, the only other person that painted that was vsgts on his celly
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 9:54pm - #197764 

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^---- he did??

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jun 12, 10:00pm - #197765 

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Originally Posted by xxmonkeyboixx
^---- he did??

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 12, 11:35pm - #197766 

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oh yea...i never noticed that before. Thanks

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jun 12, 11:39pm - #197767 

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^^ no prob thumbsup nice work on the tails grin
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Mad_Game Jun 12, 11:44pm - #197768 
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good job thumbsup
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CelicaRacer05 Jun 15, 5:54am - #197769 

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dude go hit ur brake pedal with an umbrella or a baseball bat to get it to stick... then take a few pictures with the lenses lit up... i want to see them lit up...
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badazzgt Jun 15, 6:04am - #197770 

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looks good you should have used the vht niteshades its expensive (13.00) for a can but its only use is to tint taillenses so I guess it will give you that uv protection i used it for my bumper lenses.
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expinch Jun 15, 1:54pm - #197771 
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Sorry but I'm sorta lost. Did you paint the reflector parts or did you paint the actual casing? If your painted the casin, did you paint the outside, or did you take apart the light & paint the inside? Thanks

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^^he painted the outside of the taillight...the whole thing... thumbsup

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one question...does the hatch handle always come chrome on all the celica's ?????
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Ok thanks Xplod. I'd also like to see what they look like at night with the bulbs on.

Also, is it possible to take apart brake lights and paint the actual pieces like you do the headlights? I bought some black Altezzas with some chrome lining long ago with the idea that I was going to get chrome rims. After deciding on opal rims instead I now want to get rid of the chrome.

I was thinking of doing the same thing this guy did, but thought it may be cooler to paint the inside pieces of the taillight that are chrome black instead. This would make them dark but also give them a 3-d look. Although I wouldn't be able to paint the red brake light black and that may look sorta strange (a red dot in the middle of a blacked out headlight. Back to the drawing board.

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i "think" you are able to paint the inside...not 100% sure though... wave
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 15, 4:36pm - #197776 

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Originally Posted by badazzgt
looks good you should have used the vht niteshades its expensive (13.00) for a can but its only use is to tint taillenses so I guess it will give you that uv protection i used it for my bumper lenses.


Where do you get that from??? I just bought some clear coat last nite and i will paint them again tonite.

Also i will take some pix with the lights on and post them here.

...i painted the outside of the lights. Too lazy to take apart the case and paint the inside..hahaha
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jun 15, 5:04pm - #197777 

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Originally Posted by XplodCelica0708
one question...does the hatch handle always come chrome on all the celica's ?????

its started with the 03's early models didnt have em thumbsup
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 15, 5:09pm - #197778 

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^---- 03's + have the chrome trunk handles...

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morris Jun 17, 6:31am - #197779 
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Originally Posted by xxmonkeyboixx
hahaha damn i forgot to erase my plates on the rest except for the first one and last one hahaha oh well spineyes


rofl rofl rofl rofl
That was the first thing I noticed!!! Ha,ha rofl
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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 18, 12:31am - #197780 

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^---- haha yea totally forgot because i was in a rush...

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 19, 4:08am - #197781 

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damn alrite guys i jus applied two coats of clear coat on my tails and also paint the chrome trunk handle. It was a B**** because i didnt kno that there was a layer of plastic on top. So wen i started to paint it black the plastic started to melt. hahah good thing i was able to take them off... here is the before pic...

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 19, 4:10am - #197782 

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I will also post some night pix...

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 20, 3:00am - #197783 

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here's one

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 20, 3:01am - #197784 

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#2 oh yea also painted the chrome trunk handles and got some celica fill in stickers...

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 20, 3:02am - #197785 

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 20, 3:03am - #197786 

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