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    Has anyone tinted their head lights?

    I need to recondition my head lights or buy new ones. Has anyone tried the tints for head lights?

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    Hmmm, I would think that may hinder the lights output.
    My eyes aren't as good as they used to be so I need all the light I can get.

    I bought new stock lights for mine since I don't care for the Halo stuff either. The difference is night and day,,,,literally

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    The tint works similar to looking out tinted windows. (Should work a bit better, allegedly.) I want to think I've heard 20% is like no effect on your visibility and 10% maybe slightly noticeable.

    I wonder how difficult it is too apply. (If it hampered night driving I'd just take it off.)

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    i wouldnt use tint. use VHT nightshade to tint the headlights.

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    I haven't seen anyone doing this on head lights. I think it would greatly effect visibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowTied View Post
    I haven't seen anyone doing this on head lights. I think it would greatly effect visibility.
    That was my thought.

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    if you dont put on too many layers it wont be bad. my friend did it on his mustang.

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    Not what u asked, but don't put smoked covers on your headlights, at night your fog lights r better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    Not what u asked, but don't put smoked covers on your headlights, at night your fog lights r better.
    Yeah I had them on my 94 Z28. I liked the look but dim at night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen02ws6 View Post
    i wouldnt use tint. use VHT nightshade to tint the headlights.
    I second that. 1 coat would do the trick to give it a distinct look. Don't forget the wet sanding and polishing afterwards.

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    the tint wont get rid of the oxidation though FLITZ IT!!! haha

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    do one coat of vht nightshade..and read alot before you do it..i did my tail lights and i kept putting on coats til it looked good now its way too dark!!! but one coat on the head lights should be fine

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    Just order new black halo ... they cost little

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    Considering that too but I thought I might play with my head and tail lights before I rip 'em out! Might like it!

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    Isn't tint on your headlights illegal? I don't know personally so I figured I would ask. Unless you want to "black out" your car I wouldn't bother tinting the lights. I had that yellow haze stuff in my headlights and I bought Halo's which sucked balls. So after I wasted $200 on those I went and bought stock replacement. I think I like the stock replacement better. They enhance the look of your car by making it look "new". (Only if you keep the rest of your car clean I suppose.) If you do get the halo's though I heard the two bulb ones are good stuff. I personally bought the three bulb ones, and they sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaosinfinite View Post
    Isn't tint on your headlights illegal? I don't know personally so I figured I would ask. Unless you want to "black out" your car I wouldn't bother tinting the lights. I had that yellow haze stuff in my headlights and I bought Halo's which sucked balls. So after I wasted $200 on those I went and bought stock replacement. I think I like the stock replacement better. They enhance the look of your car by making it look "new". (Only if you keep the rest of your car clean I suppose.) If you do get the halo's though I heard the two bulb ones are good stuff. I personally bought the three bulb ones, and they sucked.
    Mine is blacked out. 5% rear and sides. Do you think it would be hard to drive with 5 on the front?

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    Tinted lenses of any sort front or back is illegal in some states. I know Ohio was one. And I can understand why. Some taillights are so dark you can't tell when the guy is stopping in front of you in the daytime. Thats a dangerous problem.
    Quite frankly if someone really cared about their car the last thing you want to do is impare the taillights to the point where someone rearranges the back end for you.

    As far as headlights go, well I think that goes without saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowTied View Post
    Mine is blacked out. 5% rear and sides. Do you think it would be hard to drive with 5 on the front?
    Take it out tonight and find out. If you didn't see that curve or that deer in the road and wipe the car out, then you'll know for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Take it out tonight and find out. If you didn't see that curve or that deer in the road and wipe the car out, then you'll know for sure

    What didn't I think of that? I'll get right on that!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Take it out tonight and find out. If you didn't see that curve or that deer in the road and wipe the car out, then you'll know for sure
    it isnt that bad. just dont put a bunch of layers on and it wont even affect it much.

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