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BEST PLACE TO BUY SMOKE TAIL LIGHTS

Changing Tail lights going with smoke or black lens, ??? Who has the best buy Thanks My Lightning friends.

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Changing Tail lights going with smoke or black lens, ??? Who has the best buy Thanks My Lightning friends.
Don't know these days. I think I was lucky to snag one of the last pairs of the Depo black housing tail lights off eBay. I think they've been discontinued last I heard. Autoanthing.com might have something you like and I've always been happy with them. Solid company and never any issues.

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Don't know these days. I think I was lucky to snag one of the last pairs of the Depo black housing tail lights off eBay. I think they've been discontinued last I heard. Autoanthing.com might have something you like and I've always been happy with them. Solid company and never any issues.



Thanks, For the info i will check them out

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CarID or eBay for aftermarkets. I've bought from both. Depends exactly what you're looking for. If you're looking for smoked stockers, just about any body shop can smoke your lights if they know how to blend the black and clear properly.
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I FOUND SEVERAL DIFFERENT VERSIONS OFLIGHTNING TAIL LIGHTS

I Have found several different versions of Lightning tail lights most likely i will stay close to the OEM only smoked

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Contact Kenny "Leeproctor83" he will do you a set that will make you proud, smoked factory lights are much better than afternarket in my opinion.
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I do a pair of tails for like 50$ + shipping and parts cost if I buy parts.
But you can take yours to a local body shop and have them
1) 600 grit DA sand them
2) clean and dry with there prep solvent.
3) adhesion promotor
4) tint the clear with about 7% black toner(NOT water based)
5) apply 1-3 coats depending on how dark you want them.
I recommend a high solids clear with flex additive.
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I do a pair of tails for like 50$ + shipping and parts cost if I buy parts.
But you can take yours to a local body shop and have them
1) 600 grit DA sand them
2) clean and dry with there prep solvent.
3) adhesion promotor
4) tint the clear with about 7% black toner(NOT water based)
5) apply 1-3 coats depending on how dark you want them.
I recommend a high solids clear with flex additive.
Do you have pics of your work on smoked stockers? I can't stand that old school Euro look and the reason I swapped mine for the Depo's. Plus my OEM's clear was a bit faded (If I remember). I still have my OEM's though and might consider tinting them out.

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Mine are very dark!!! But that is what I wanted!!!! I installed Sylvania ZEVO led bulbs and they show through quite well!!
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Do you have pics of your work on smoked stockers? I can't stand that old school Euro look and the reason I swapped mine for the Depo's. Plus my OEM's clear was a bit faded (If I remember). I still have my OEM's though and might consider tinting them out.
Hereís the only pics I could find of my own work.. Sorry not a lightning.
Itís important to remember the tails are red not clear so if your trying to match to the headlamps itíll take less coats on the rear. The heads in this pic look darker than they actually are. I guess because camera angle.
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Hereís the only pics I could find of my own work.. Sorry not a lightning.
Itís important to remember the tails are red not clear so if your trying to match to the headlamps itíll take less coats on the rear. The heads in this pic look darker than they actually are. I guess because camera angle.



Ooh, nice. When I order my new M340 I'll have to send you a set of spare lights, at least the tails.

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CHUCK THAT IS ONE BEAUTIFUL SET OF TAIL LIGHTS

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Mine are very dark!!! But that is what I wanted!!!! I installed Sylvania ZEVO led bulbs and they show through quite well!!


Chuck that is a beautiful set of tail lights plus your ride really stands out very clean looking Tom
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LEE YOU DO BEAUTIFUL WORK VERY PRO.

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Hereís the only pics I could find of my own work.. Sorry not a lightning.
Itís important to remember the tails are red not clear so if your trying to match to the headlamps itíll take less coats on the rear. The heads in this pic look darker than they actually are. I guess because camera angle.

Lee your work is without question the best , That is some beautiful work

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