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To smoke or not to smoke ???

This is a discussion on To smoke or not to smoke ??? within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I am getting some VHT Niteshade tint and doing my turn signals and side makers. Question is should I smoke ...

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    Ebaaaaaaaaa Speedy_Gonzales's Avatar
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    To smoke or not to smoke ???

    I am getting some VHT Niteshade tint and doing my turn signals and side makers. Question is should I smoke the tail lights or is that way to much black on a black car.

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    Looks bad ass

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    as much as you can get by with. cops effe with ya around here at night with smoked tail lights. they have left me alone about the 5% tint (35%legal)
    an all black car execpt wheels and tips works for me.

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    If you have black interior then you'll have a quadruple black car (vs triple black).

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    If you're asking if more black is better....than I'm the wrong guy to ask! Just look at my ride, and I think you'll know my opinion on this subject!

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    the spray on black nightshade stuff looks good but usually starts to look shitty after a while, i guess the weather and the elements and stuff mess with it, atleast what i've seen after people do it.
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    My only request is that you order some clear corners and smoke those... the amber lenses will be too dark. Do clear lenses and amber bulbs in them and then smoke the lenses

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    Either way will look good so I can not pick one or the other.

    Just don't get black wheels or the cops will thank you are runing shine or drugs lol.

    But then again an all blacked out car is easier to hide form the law at night after a good chase!!!

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    Eh' never been a fan of blackouts and shaded tailights ....

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    what do they look like smoked exactly?

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    I am going with smoked turn signals and side markers but leaving the tail lights as is. rear end looks to plain with them smoked out

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    I am going with smoked turn signals and side markers but leaving the tail lights as is. rear end looks to plain with them smoked out
    i always thought the same thing... but can u show me a picture of smoked headlights? ive seen the tails smoked, and headlights with halos and what not... but ive never seen smoked headlights.

    2 questions: does it affect the lighting?
    how expensive to smoke them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    i always thought the same thing... but can u show me a picture of smoked headlights? ive seen the tails smoked, and headlights with halos and what not... but ive never seen smoked headlights.

    2 questions: does it affect the lighting?
    how expensive to smoke them?

    I have seen headlight covers and it makes the light very dim

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    I have seen headlight covers and it makes the light very dim
    what about smoking them? does that make it dim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    what about smoking them? does that make it dim?


    I would think even worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeedAddict38 View Post
    I would think even worse
    ok. screw that lol. u still plannin on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    ok. screw that lol. u still plannin on it?

    only side markers and turn signals

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCharming View Post
    what about smoking them? does that make it dim?
    yea they're gonna be dimmer than stock would be, but it also depends on how dark you shade them ...

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    I've been thoroughly delighted with my smoked tail lights. I think they compliment my black tail panel really well, but beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.

    I tinted my tail lights with VHT Nightshades and then burried those coats under multiple layers of clear for protection. The red and amber lights shine through very nicely; I'd estimate that that light output has only been decreased by approximately 7%. However, while my reverse lights are just as visible to other drivers, the VHT has greatly decreased their effectiveness to the point where they really don't provide enough illumination to help me see at all when I'm backing up at night. I've got high-output reverse light bulbs, so that's saying a lot.

    If you'd like, you can check out examples of my tinted tail lights at my Car Domain website. Here's the link: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2897451
    Last edited by jason_a_marzewski; 10-13-2007 at 04:42 PM.

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