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Old 04-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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tail light tint

ready to tint my tails for a new look, wondering what can be used instead of a tiny squeegee to smooth out bubbles and help apply the tint. Would the end of a baking spatula work?
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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I would use night shade (crappy tire rattle can) because it allows you to control just how much tint you want. Let dry and then apply a few coats or plastic clear coat if you want a shiny look to it and it will prevnt it from fading with time. Otherwise just spray the night shade for a flat/matte look.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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i already have the tint film.. its the lamin-x precut tail lit kit.. dont have a squeegee tho..
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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i did the tint but was not happy with overall result.. as you can see the smaller light did not fill or stretch to edge.. doing it again

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:37 AM   #5
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That Lamin-X stuff is the way to go. I have the squeegee tools and such here as we supply tinters and dealerships. just swing by mississauga to pick them up. they vary from $3-$10 depending and are professional grade.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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That Lamin-X stuff is the way to go. I have the squeegee tools and such here as we supply tinters and dealerships. just swing by mississauga to pick them up. they vary from $3-$10 depending and are professional grade.
when i do this again ill come purchase the squeegee for sure! thx!
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