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Roxy<3

3/20/2013 10:14:50 AM
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Tail Light Tint

Who does tail light tinting in Brandon? And what percentage is legal? Any Ideas?

 
 
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Torco

3/20/2013 10:16:46 AM
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technically

It is illegal. Crappy tire used to sell spray tint. Or Wheeler's might.

Shaunyboy

3/20/2013 10:19:46 AM
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...

As the person above said, it's technically illegal. You pretty much have to do it yourself. I never understood why you would want people to have a worse time seeing that you are braking, but I guess some people want to be rear ended?

Roxy<3

3/20/2013 10:23:29 AM
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To be clear...

Just to be clear, I am not wanting to get rear ended. My plan is not to black out my tail lights so people cannot see them. I am wanted a smoked looked, where the tail lights are still very visible, and still legal, well as legal as they can be.

Oryx

3/20/2013 10:40:21 AM
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White light to the rear...

LIGHTING EQUIPMENT PROHIBITED  
 
Prohibited lamps  
 
38(1) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the regulations or the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Canada), or when authorized by permit under subsection 37(6) or (7), a motor vehicle on a highway shall not be equipped with  
 
(a) more than five lamps of over four candle power (of which not more than four are headlamps) on the front of, or visible from in front of, the vehicle; or  
 
(b) any search light or any lamp other than a stationary lamp; or  
 
(c) any lamp  
 
(i) that casts a light of a colour other than white, or  
 
(ii) that lights intermittently or in flashes; or  
 

Desertnewf

3/20/2013 11:32:48 AM
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I

  
Roxy<3 said "Who does tail light tinting in Brandon? And what percentage is legal? Any Ideas? "

did my tail-lights on my truck a few years ago using Nite-shades from VHT. Not sure how dark they were, but they were dark. Brake lights were still fairly visible. To be on the safe side I installed a 60 inch "line of fire" light bar just under the tailgate. They work as signal and brake. Very bright, that way if someone rear ended me they couldn't use the excuse that they could not see my lights.

snowman5

3/20/2013 11:37:45 AM
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Most aftermarket taillights are approved...

Throughout the states and provinces, a finished or complete set of lights are tinted within the guidelines. I have bought several taillights through reputable on-line distributers that are guaranteed they meet the highway/traffic regulations. I personally like the tinted LED taillights, they are very noticable and shine extremely bright. Painting over or inside the lenses will only be a dissappointment (dullness, too dark, uneven application, fading, peeling and unhappy police stops). Save-up for a good set of lights instead.  
 
Just my opinion, I could be wrong

Gencoupe

3/20/2013 4:09:41 PM
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VHT

I just used VHT Niteshades about a month ago. I love the look. I didn't black out my tail lights. It is a "smoked" look. The beauty of VHT Is that you control how dark you go. However many coats you do determines how dark it is. PM me if you want instructions or help! Or text 2045731046

Big Smo

3/20/2013 4:17:43 PM
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Illegal

You put anything on your tailights,headlights or marker lights it is illegal.  
You do not need an excuse to be pulled over....and that will do it.  
Even the tail light covers like a chevy bow tie or a dodge ram symbol are illegal.  
Ask any station that does safeties. Those are an automatic fail.  
If you do not believe me I do not care but you have been warned

Big Smo

3/20/2013 4:19:36 PM
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Close but

  
snowman5 said "Throughout the states and provinces, a finished or complete set of lights are tinted within the guidelines. I have bought several taillights through reputable on-line distributers that are guaranteed they meet the highway/traffic regulations. I personally like the tinted LED taillights, they are very noticable and shine extremely bright. Painting over or inside the lenses will only be a dissappointment (dullness, too dark, uneven application, fading, peeling and unhappy police stops). Save-up for a good set of lights instead.  
 
Just my opinion, I could be wrong "

The lens of any aftermarket light has to have a SAE symbol stamped on it,not the inner housing. Take a look at yours. If they are "euro" lights or tinted in any way they are illegal.  
Just letting you know

Live2Fish

3/20/2013 5:11:00 PM
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Roxy<3....

Sent you a pm

Roxy<3

3/20/2013 5:22:34 PM
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The reason..

The reason I am looking into tinting and not replacing with LED lights, is because of snow. And it not melting the snow like regular lights do. I am wanting to get it professional done, because I am picky, and have a ton of questions. Like if it dulls, how it holds up and stone chips. I understand the whole "old fashion" buy the vehicle how it is and leave it. But lets be serious, that isn't my generation. I have a white vehicle with 22's and I in all seriousness think that it would "finish" the look of my vehicle. But with that being said I am also trying to do it legal or has legally as possible.

snowman5

3/20/2013 5:43:56 PM
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Yes,... you're absolutely correct....

  
Zombieland said "
  
snowman5 said "Throughout the states and provinces, a finished or complete set of lights are tinted within the guidelines. I have bought several taillights through reputable on-line distributers that are guaranteed they meet the highway/traffic regulations. I personally like the tinted LED taillights, they are very noticable and shine extremely bright. Painting over or inside the lenses will only be a dissappointment (dullness, too dark, uneven application, fading, peeling and unhappy police stops). Save-up for a good set of lights instead.  
 
Just my opinion, I could be wrong "

The lens of any aftermarket light has to have a SAE symbol stamped on it,not the inner housing. Take a look at yours. If they are "euro" lights or tinted in any way they are illegal.  
Just letting you know "

About illegal lights having no visible stamps. But both of my vehicles aftermarket taillights do have the DOT & SAE stamped, plus the numbers on the outside edge and on the inside housings (just checked). I'm convinced they are not some cheap knock offs from China (although anything can be forged ..even registry numbers, LOL). Thanks for the heads-up Zombie.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edited by snowman5, 2013-03-20 17:57:21

goosh

3/20/2013 6:47:20 PM
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Jul 2012
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Safety of others

Wouldn't the safety of others out weigh the concern of tinting your rear lights? A persons lack of care or concern for others while operating a motor vehicle can be considered negligence. Both headlights and taillights are made for a reason, not only for you but for everyone around you.

MKS

3/20/2013 9:49:22 PM
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Jan 2012
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I don't give a

s..t how big rims on your vehicle.22' or 24'.any tinted lights looks cheap,poor and stupid.(but looks cool for 15-18 years old teens).if you really want to create a new look of your ride- don't be cheap.buy nice after market ones.

Roxy<3

3/20/2013 10:50:45 PM
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Jun 2012
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Thanks for your opinions!

Thanks for all of your opinions. Has for my breaks and drums, my vehicle came standard from ford with the 22's so I would more than assume they are the proper fit. And for the debate between tint or purchase new lenses I'm still undecided. And 'goosh' I'm not looking to cause any accidents or harm any other people that are the road, if you read my previous post you would have seen that I still want the tail lights visible...there are other vehicles on the road without smoked tail lights that are more dangerous. Just my opinion.

Gencoupe

3/22/2013 1:35:06 PM
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May 2010
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clarify

I think just to clarify, are you wanting to "black out" your tail lights or TINT? There is a huge difference. I have my tail lights tinted and to those of you who said it looks juvenile I would beg to differ. My lights are not blacked out and you can easily see my brake lights and turn signals. All I'm saying is that there is a big difference between blacking your lights out and simply tinting them.

Wiseguy850

3/22/2013 10:23:14 PM
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Sep 2009
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Anything in, on, or in front of any lens rejects on a safety.  

Silverbullet

3/23/2013 3:35:04 AM
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Dec 2008
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tail light tint

My old car got safetied with tinted tail lights and so did my current car. They just can't be blacked out to the point where nothing shines through. TINTING THEM IS FINE. Technically not, but NOBODY CARES.

Wiseguy850

3/23/2013 7:27:05 AM
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Silverbullet said "My old car got safetied with tinted tail lights and so did my current car. They just can't be blacked out to the point where nothing shines through. TINTING THEM IS FINE. Technically not, but NOBODY CARES. "

Wonder if that mechanic missed anything else?


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