January 26, 2009So Ive been looking for an answer on this....Ive seen alot of guys have used this stuff in virginia to tint theyre taillights. Just trying to see if anybody has done theyre tails and had any trouble with cops of getting it inspected.
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January 26, 2009I havent tried that yet,but be prepared if you tint anything .This state is funny about what you tint and how much.
January 26, 2009I tinted the tails on my 2000 Harley, the day after I did it I was pulled for it. I swapped my tails with a guy from another website, to go back to stock.
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January 26, 2009I have used VHT nightshades on 3 sets of taillights for F150 and Superduty trucks, it turns out great but in order to get it to coat evenly it always turns out to dark for my liking. I would let them dry for 24 hours then use rubbing compound on them to slowly remove the product to get them to lighten up. I would then scuff with super fine sandpaper and coat with duplicolor clear. They look awesome, just to dark for my liking. So if Virginia is strict on this, then its not worth the hassle, just to get fined.
January 26, 2009I used this stuff called Transparent Black window tint that I picked up from a hobby store that they use to tint windows on the RC cars and spray a little bit.....my tails look kinda like the harley edition on the f150s maybe a little darker..Im now taking 2000 grit wet *or* dry sandpaper and wet sanding it and gonna put another layer *or* 2 on to even the coat out since it had some ripples where I put it on to heavy and then buffing it out.....ill post a pic and see what yall think.
January 26, 2009I tinted mine and got pulled. I still had another set so I swapped them back out. Show use only now. You might have better luck being on a smaller truck. They just want a reason to pull me over. If you get a smoked DOT,NHTSA approved aftermarket tail light I think that you''''re fine. Not sure though.
January 26, 2009I have the smoked taillights from Recon, never had an issue with the law. They do have the DOT stamping on them, cant say the same for my windows
January 28, 2009I use the Niteshades on my F150 and have had no problems (knock on wood). The law states, and this is my interpretation, the red from the turnsignals and brake lights along with the white from the reverse lights must be visible. No covers are permitted. Doesnt mention anything about sprayed tint.
On the Bronco, ALL of my exterior lights with the exception of the headlights have been sprayed black for almost 20 years now.