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So I have been off work for a while now and am pretty much going mental with all this free time. Was thinking I would do some blacked out tail lights. Any of you local guys getting hassled by RCMP, city cops, or sheriffs for the need to look good?
 

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nope, not at all. I've even pulled up next to cops at red lights, had cops drive beside me...nothing. If you dont act like a retard on the streets, they will leave you alone. Here is my car....



 

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process....

-wet sanded with 1500grit sandpaper
-cleaned tail lights
-3 coats of VHT Nightshade (20mins between each coat)
-4 clear coats (20mins between each coat)
-let it cure for 24hrs
-wet sanded with 2000grit sand paper
-4 coats of polishing compound with the buffer
-3 coats of protective wax
 

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i got it done for free, already had everything..lol. I take more pleasure in doing things myself.
 

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looks really good!

Would love to do that to mine but its totally illegal in sausage land.
 

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nope, not at all. I've even pulled up next to cops at red lights, had cops drive beside me...nothing. If you dont act like a retard on the streets, they will leave you alone. Here is my car....



do you think you can post pics with the light on durring the day, braking durring the day, on at night time, and braking durring night? i thought about doing this for soo long but unsure on the output of the light
 

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i dont have any pictures of that and i cant get to my car until i get back at the end of Feb. The light is fine though. You can see the light on day or night. If you are worried about it, you dont have to go as dark as i did. Also with the drivers in Edmonton, i left the reflectors alone. Here is another picture and u can still see through the night shade...

 

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yea i was hesitant about doing this for 2 reasons. 1. didnt want to mess with the lights and 2. its abit ricey...but oh well. I like the black look on my car.
 

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Just for reference, here are pics of my past vehicals. Neither of which was i ever pulled over (other than the one time i got caught doing something stupid and even then, nothing towards tint or tail lights)

5% front windows, 1% rear windows





5% all around, tinted tails (reverse section left normal)





5% all around, tinted tails



 

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Just bringing up an old thread - been searching on here for advice on tints ..

Just speccing my new GSR and dealer has offered to tint the rear 5 windows up to limo 5%

Found the regs for AB that state you're not meant to tint the front passenger and front driver sides....that asides what have Alberta folk noticed wrt city police and the Feds with tinting? Any real probs?

Also is around $450 too much? Anyone know of a good shop around Calgary?

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Tinting the rear windows is fine, its tinting the front that could get you in trouble. Knock on wood, i still havent gotten in shit for it. Like i said, if you dont act like a retard on the streets and dont bring attention to yourself you will be fine. My buddy with a SS/TC went a few years with 5% all around and never got botherd. He got caught street racing, then got caught a few more times speeding and now the cops always harrass him about the tint. He went from 5% in the front to 35% front...still got nailed, now he is taking it off. But yet, i can drive next to cops all day long and they dont care about my car.

And yes $450 is way to much. I got my Rear Window, the small side windows in the rear and the 4 doors done (7 windows total) for $220
 
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