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Just finished up a morning with the plasti-dip and the nightshades. Decided to go and tint all the lights and reflectors out. I also plasti-dipped the Veloster and the H emblems. Total time was almost 5 hours. I personally prefer the the silver and black look. With just a little red with the red turbo emblem. I know it might not be alot of peoples tastes just my own.
 

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looks good.. only thing i don't like it the white/clear in the tails.
 

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Thanks and neither do I. But after a few tickets in the past for complete blacked out, they seem to be little less quick about pulling me over when I have had them done like this.
 

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I ordered blue tints for my headlights, but then i realised it would make the light slightly blueish and I just dont want to hassle from the cops anymore so I cancelled my order. But if any of you have the balls to do it or live where they dont ticket for trivial things like tinted lights ... the site is RVINYL.com
 

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nightshades is awesome!! I have found that the best way to get the look you want and get gloss is do both lights at the same time and make sure your last coat is a wet coat.. Comes out with a really nice even gloss.
 

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Listen to this man.^^^ That wet coat def gives you a very high gloss almost glass look to it. Also, another plus of doing them at the same time is that you can compare the two and get the same consistency and color shade. One wont be lighter or darker than the other.
 

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yeah, that happened to me even though i did em at the same time.. I had to touch up one cuz i missed a small spot, which resulted in me having to coat the whole thing to maintain the clean, glossy look.. now one is a tad darker than the other and you can tell with the lights on only..

This weekend I am going to break out the 1500 grit wet sand paper, rubbing and polishing compound to lighten it up a bit.
 

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I really want to do this. There are so many things I want to do with my car, but the word WARRANTY is making me gun-shy
 

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what part of the warranty are you afraid of voiding?

The only thing I would recommend if you decide to mod and do something like a CAI would be KEEP the stock system.. If you ever needed dealership/warranty work, you could swap it out and they would never be the wiser.

Most mods will only void the warranties that they are attached to.. like if you do springs, they obviously wont replace a leaky strut..

If you replace the brakes and have issues, it wont be their problem.. If you decide to up the boost pressure 5psi and blow the motor.. you see where I am going..
 

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Have fun with the sand paper and rubbing compound that is a pain in the butt I have had to do it before. But it is worth it if you have 2 perfect lights when it is all done. Especially since my OCD would draw my attention to it all the time. Even though nobody else would notice I would.

As far as warranty work, nothing I have done would remove the warranty. But like socks mentioned only way they will void the warranty is if the installed part was the reason that something failed to operate correctly.
 

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yeah, Most people probably don't notice it but my OCD is forcing me to take it on.. I just be able to just lightly remove a little from the one light to make em both perfect.. easier said than done.. HAHA..
 

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I hear what you're saying Turbosocks, I'm just paranoid that they'll drop the warranty over stupid shit. What you say makes sense though, here comes the Nightshade!
 

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Let me start by saying that I am not a huge fan of blacked out lights but think they can look good if done properly. I have never really looked into doing it but have always wondered why people mess around with trying to get an even coat with spray tint when there are tons of DIY tint kits with different shades/colours that you buy for under $20 online. I think that it would be much easier to go with a kit as you are guaranteed to get the exact same colour on all lights you are tinting and it is easily removable if you change you mind or feel you are getting too much attention from the cops. Most people that use the spray seem to need to do some kind of touch up as one light is darker than the other or there is an imperfection in the finish.

Does anyone have feed back on the kit type?
 

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yeah.. tell me how much easier it is after you try to install one of those kits yourself.. I wont consider myself an experienced tinter or anything but I tried doing my headlights on my SRT-4 and it was a pain in the ass to get the 'kit' film to adhere to the curvature of the lights and not have any bubbles.

This is the first time I had issues with the shades not coming out the same because when I did it the first time, I didn't have much time and accidentely skipped over one area with the second coat.

Also, the film kits can peel/seprate/bubble over time as well as fade, depending on the quality.. A good night shades job with clear will last a LONG LONG time.. Also, if you don't like it, you can remove it down to the stock lights in about 15 minutes or so using a rag and some gasoline..
 

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Nightshades is 100% easier for someone that is not that good at tinting. Seriously anyone can do that knows how to spray paint. Its also much cheaper and pretty easy to remove. Most people cant tell that the lights are just a little darker or lighter than the other. Only one that can is the person that is doing it. I dont see alot of tail light nazis going around inspecting the thickness and quality of tint administered. People prefer nightshades because if they mess up they dont have to buy another kit just a simple sand and reapply. Tint has the advantage that if you can do it first time no problems with it not peeling, tearing, being cut, uneven edges than it is the easier solution. But I would like to see it done. If you do happen to tint your lights could you put up a HOW TO?
 

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I would NEVER recommend sanding night shades unless it is light wetsanding to lighten them up. you do NOT want to sand the surface of your lights because getting the stock gloss back would be almost impossible..

If you want to REMOVE night shades and start again, you simply can use gasoline (or alike paint cutter) and rub it off exposing the lights just like they were stock!!
 
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