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So as I look at modding my lighting setup, I want to stick with the stock headlight style, going to get black housing ones and then tint them. As for the tail lights, I wanted to go with the smoked LEDs but I think I might stay with the stock style and tint them and replace the bulbs with LEDs.

My question is how should I tint. As in prep, coating and clear coating and sanding.

I never really sand stuff so I want to make sure I do this right so it looks good and lasts.
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There are quite a few here that have done their own tinting (tails), and most of them have used a product called 'Night Shades'. I had mine done professionally by flipscustomtails in Massachusetts. Cost me just over $100 + shipping, and the product is amazing.

If you pint the inside of the headlights black, you may not need tint to get the tinted look, so would recommend doing the internal work first, then tint them after if you still need/want a darker look.
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Not sure why you would want to tint the headlights and decrease the light output of the already horrible headlights, but hey to each their own. You might want to look at getting a set of projectors installed. I am about to do this to my headlights.
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Well I plan on getting HIDs to combo this mod, and I was unsure of adding projectors in combo with the HIDs (ie is there a benefit?)

these were the lamps I was looking at


depending how they looked on the truck I was going to go a shade darker.

As for the Tail Lights, I do live in Mass so that is extremely helpful. Wonder what he uses to tint them?
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First off dont tint your headlights even if you have hid's it wont have any kind of lightout put /if you paint the inside black it will make them look tinted

And do a search on here we all have posted how to tint the tails mine came out like glass are dark as crap but yet when i hit the brakes you would not know they were tinted


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Well I plan on getting HIDs to combo this mod, and I was unsure of adding projectors in combo with the HIDs (ie is there a benefit?)

these were the lamps I was looking at


depending how they looked on the truck I was going to go a shade darker.

As for the Tail Lights, I do live in Mass so that is extremely helpful. Wonder what he uses to tint them?
Yes by all means get projectors if you just put hid's in there it will not really give you the full benifet of the hid bulb
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I was looking for projectors but not sure where to look, everything I see is headlights with them already in. Now I would look into getting the projector lamps but it looks like most would be tough to mod the lights (I want to upgrade o 10,000k)



And I think your tail lights look good, I want to do that, leaving the reverse clear.
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