i think tinted lights look nice on dark cars , as for legalitys im not 100% but im sure as long as you can see the light still through the tint they are ok but you must have reflectors showing to the rear of the car either the ones in the lights or stick on ones to replace the ones you tint
Or White spirit it takes a bit longer but also is slightly safer to use on plastic
I like the e46 in the link but I think Nealp's idea of LEDs is best or just tinting the coloured parts of the lights someone I know has a black e36 coupe and he blacked the whole rear lights and it looks too black at the back IMO, hence why I then only did my indicators and reverse lights
If I did tint the tails, i would only do the coloured bit(red part) and leave the indicator/white part. I also see myself giving the light an uneven tint with the spray or is it generally easy to do? Also, I don't have a garage so would it be difficult to do?
not so sure about painting them black
as said it is down to personal preference but how about painting the clear sections red
i heard a fish wifes tale about painting the bulbs green and that would give the required orange when they were working as daft as it sounds
im going to give this a try and see how it goes once i fix my car
Its easy, just mask off the bits you dont want spraying, its easy to get an even finish and the beauty of it is you can put more or less coats on to customise how dark a tint you want, in essence.
Its generally thin and light stuff, you need a lot of coats to get them very dark. one tin will do a dozen or more set of lights (unless you do them with a lot of coats). You dont need a garage either
On my first car I used loads of blue tint on the rear lights and it blocked the reflectors (oops )
Got pulled and was told to sort them out pronto, i just wet sanded the reflector area back to plastic if I remember correctly.
As long as you dont tint them so dark that the operation of the bulbs arent seriously affected you'll be fine, its only if you do cakeage that you'll start to mess them up (like the spray-it-til-its-tar-black approach often used by ford escort drivers).
Id say tinting the whole light would look nice heres my go
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