Originally Posted by starquestbd22
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.