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Old 05-17-2013, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by starquestbd22 View Post
Spoiler, having the tails professionally tinted involves painting them with a paint/clearcoat mixture. Obviously, black and clear are used to attain the tinted/smoked look. You can also mix the clear with body colored paint to make a translucent matching tint color. The big question is how to mix the paint and clear to yield the correct level of tint.
^^^^ What he said. My friend has done several sets over the years and I had seen his work knowing it was still very translucent. I was pretty ignorant of how to ask for it done and just trusted him to do a safe level of clear/black mixing. Any type of color will reduce your light output some, but the effects are minimized if done properly with clear/color versus window tint or other methods.
2013 QC Express 4x4 Hemi, Copperhead Pearl, painted tails & 3rd, black badges & wheels, 20% tint.
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