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Jun 11, 7:31pm - #197737 
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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Jun 11, 7:35pm - #197738 
Where are the pics? Maybe I rushed too soon on the thought of pics?

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Jun 11, 7:37pm - #197740 
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Jun 11, 7:38pm - #197741 
and finally...wat do you guys think

should i tint this part too???


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Jun 11, 7:38pm - #197742 
and finally...wat do you guys think

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

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Jun 11, 7:39pm - #197743 
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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Jun 11, 7:40pm - #197744 
Its cool. Is it goin to pass inspection? What kind of paint is it? What was wrong w/bats overlays.

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Jun 11, 7:42pm - #197745 
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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Jun 11, 7:47pm - #197746 
testor are great..but pricey for a lil can..i use that to redout my taillight.. thumbsup


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Jun 11, 7:48pm - #197747 
^^^^ 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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Jun 11, 7:50pm - #197748 
well i still have plenty of red left..ur car look good by the way..what exhaust is that??


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Jun 11, 7:52pm - #197749 
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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Jun 11, 7:54pm - #197750 
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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Jun 11, 7:58pm - #197751 
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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Jun 11, 8:01pm - #197752 
looks ok, although if I was going for the dark look I'd have gotten the TYC black's

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Jun 11, 8:01pm - #197753 
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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Jun 11, 8:09pm - #197754 
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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Jun 11, 8:40pm - #197755 
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Jun 11, 9:09pm - #197756 
should i tint the chrome???


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Jun 11, 9:24pm - #197757 
^ 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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Jun 11, 9:26pm - #197758 
hahaa kinda like it like dat but not chrome...


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Jun 11, 9:34pm - #197759 
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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Jun 11, 9:36pm - #197760 
^^^ how does that look?? i've never seen it


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Jun 12, 3:35am - #197761 
shit that is dark but looks hella cool thumbsup


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Jun 12, 4:12am - #197762 
wow..isn't that illegal? (no red reflection from the rear?)


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Jun 12, 8:33am - #197763 
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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Jun 12, 2:54pm - #197764 
^---- he did??


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Jun 12, 3:00pm - #197765 
Originally Posted by xxmonkeyboixx
^---- he did??

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Jun 12, 4:35pm - #197766 
oh yea...i never noticed that before. Thanks


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Jun 12, 4:39pm - #197767 
^^ no prob thumbsup nice work on the tails grin

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Jun 12, 4:44pm - #197768 
good job thumbsup

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Jun 14, 10:54pm - #197769 
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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Jun 14, 11:04pm - #197770 
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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Jun 15, 6:54am - #197771 
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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Jun 15, 7:02am - #197772 
^^he painted the outside of the taillight...the whole thing... thumbsup


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Jun 15, 7:03am - #197773 
one question...does the hatch handle always come chrome on all the celica's ?????

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Jun 15, 7:10am - #197774 
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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Jun 15, 7:30am - #197775 
i "think" you are able to paint the inside...not 100% sure though... wave

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Jun 15, 9:36am - #197776 
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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Jun 15, 10:04am - #197777 
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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Jun 15, 10:09am - #197778 
^---- 03's + have the chrome trunk handles...


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Jun 16, 11:31pm - #197779 
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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Jun 17, 5:31pm - #197780 
^---- haha yea totally forgot because i was in a rush...


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Jun 18, 9:08pm - #197781 
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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Jun 18, 9:10pm - #197782 
I will also post some night pix...


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Jun 19, 8:01pm - #197784 
#2 oh yea also painted the chrome trunk handles and got some celica fill in stickers...

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