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Old 02-08-2017, 03:48 PM   #1
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Thining about getting the blackouts for my entire car it's a cyber grey 2012 GS coupe 6 speed .
Looking for opinions both pro and con other than car is not as visable since that's a no brainer unless you're a idiot.

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Old 02-08-2017, 04:47 PM   #2
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tinted side markers and taillights would look good.......add to a darker, sinister look.............if you are contemplating headlights, you may want to consider painting the internal bezels black during a lens replacement....................
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:09 PM   #3
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If you are going that route, I would suggest getting some tinted LED tail lights from JWMotoring. Those have a painted tint and since they are LED, the lights are still bright in the daytime as well as at night.

I would advise against using acrylic black covers on OEM tail lights as that will compromise the light output, especially in the daytime. You could be found at fault if you were in an accident and the other party claims they couldn't see your brake lights.

I had the JWMotoring dark tint but eventually went with the JWM RED led tail lights.





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Old 02-08-2017, 05:17 PM   #4
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Oracle side markers are the way to go when going tinted. They look the best. Tails should definitely be professonally tinted. Covers end up looking not so hot. Unless your headlights are ugly I would not tint them. The tints can cause cracking but if you insist I would go with Lamin-X. They look the best.

Good luck and post your results!
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:59 PM   #5
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Don,

The idea sounds great! Be careful if you live in California or a state with similar Vehicle Code laws. CA does not allow tinted covers over the lights.

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I used VHT nightshade plus clear then plastic polish, replaced all the lights with brighter LEDS. Total cost less than $80

















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I went with Lamin-x film on both head & tail lights in gun smoke, fogs in yellow, tinted the side makers with Plasti-Dip.
It does cut headlight output somewhat, maybe 10% ?
Its all removable
NSF PS update** fogs are now tinted like the rest in GunSmoke film

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Old 02-10-2017, 12:51 PM   #8
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you could buy some bulk vinyl tinting from somewhere, or use this guy below. he sells precut tint. used it before on my nissan and easily removable. i tried the VHT, but i could never get it even

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you could buy some bulk vinyl tinting from somewhere, or use this guy below. he sells precut tint. used it before on my nissan and easily removable. i tried the VHT, but i could never get it even

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I would not buy acrylic side markers from anyone out there . I went through 3 different vendors and the fronts do not fit properly. I did get refunds but being a tooling engineer I offered dimensional requirements for them to remake the front molds and was basically told we sell tons of these with no complaints. Whatever!!!1 I took my light assemblies out and had a friend in a body shop use black tinted clear and they came out great. I have a Black GS and with the ZR1 side skirts black wheels and full width ZR1 spoiler it looks as sinister as it gets. Good luck and be careful with the choice you make.

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Old 05-19-2017, 12:59 PM   #11
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Hey 38CIG do you remember what bulbs you used when you replaced the stock ones and what kind of platic polished did you use?
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Done my fog lights w/Lamin-x gun-smoke tint film a while back and just now got back form having my head lights tinted to match. I didn't trust myself to do the install so I Had my local tint guy do it for me. Couldn't be happier,He did an awesome job.







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I happen to have a set of Lamin-X tail light tinting in charcoal (darkest possible) brand new in the tube.
http://www.lamin-x.com/Corvette-C6-0...s-p/ch215c.htm
I'll happily part with them if you want them. Shoot me a PM.
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I happen to have a set of Lamin-X tail light tinting in charcoal (darkest possible) brand new in the tube.
http://www.lamin-x.com/Corvette-C6-0...s-p/ch215c.htm
I'll happily part with them if you want them. Shoot me a PM.
Thank you kindly, But my tail lights are already done with that exact same tint. Hopefully someone else here on the forum will see this and be interested.
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I did my headlights in Headlight Armor's light smoke. Not dark enough to infringe on night vision much and also not dark enough to trap heat and cause issues with the plastic headlight covers themselves. Looks good to me....always wanted to quiet down those white headlight internals.

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Where did u get the LED's?? How do the marker lights come off? Do I have to remove the inner fenders??
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I had my headlight buckets painted black when I did halos and lenses change. My 06 is Victory Red and the headlights look great.
On the tail lights and side markers I used tinted film and you can't tell at all that it's film. Taking out the tail lights is the easiest way to film them. Follow directions and use a hair dryer to form the film on. Takes a little practice, but once you get the hang of it it's pretty easy to put on. There's a shop in Louisville that'll do it for you.
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Where did u get the LED's?? How do the marker lights come off? Do I have to remove the inner fenders??
Not sure who your question is directed to but I'll answer.
I purchased my black side markers with LED'S from corvette mods. I'm sure many other vendors also sell them. The side marker are really quite simple to remove and replace. The fronts just remove a few screws from the inner fender liner and reach in and squeeze a couple little plastic tabs and they will pop right out. For the rears remove the outer tail light reach in and do the same. Hope this helps.
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So I just got my C6 in February, and the first thing I had done was tinted windows, tinted tail lights, and side markers.

Just yesterday afternoon I installed tint on my headlights and foglights at 5%. I LOVE the look, but will say from a visibility standpoint I may have to remove and go lighter, or only drive during the day. I was out last night in town and with the high beams on there was very little light output. Had I been out on darker country roads it may not have been safe.








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Your headlights are WAY DARK, I put Lamin-X Gun smoke on mine and I thought it was dark, but its way lighter than yours. I haven't had it out at nite but it looks to be about 10-15% less light output. I will take it out tonite and see how it is
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