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 Post subject: To smoke, or not to smoke.
Unread postPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 9:43 pm 
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So, on my 98 Outback I had smoked the taillight(s) with VHT nightshades.
I was younger, and dumber, but i think it made the 4' long yellow, red and white light asembly look better.
Now I am debating on doing so with my newly obtained WRX sedan.
My fear is it will be too ricey. I mean I see almost all makes of car with the stuff! :roll:
What are your opinions? Rice? Acceptable if done tastefully?


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 Post subject: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke.
Unread postPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 12:27 am 
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An interfooler is rice. If you like the style, do it, but don't do a shoddy job. Pics or it didn't happen!



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 Post subject: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke.
Unread postPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:56 am 
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I had this same convo on IIC, but in reverse. My car came with smoked tail lights. They were sprayed and then clear coated. It wasn't completely dark so the lights were a slight maroonish. It looked pretty good with the dark tint on the windows and my OEM style CF wing (on a blue car) but I didn't like the connotations it had. I noticed people always seemed surprised when I was making a turn making it obvious to me they couldn't see my blinkers.

IIC was generally of the opinion that while smoked tail lights themselves aren't rice, it is more commonly done mod among those that could be labeled ricers (along with the black head light covers). I didn't want to be mistaken for that crowd and didn't want to get rear ended either. I swapped out my 02 bumper for my 06 bumper and some 07 tail lights.



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 Post subject: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke.
Unread postPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:08 am 
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Hmmm. Maybe ill hold off for the moment then. Safety is more important than looks to me too, and the stock tails don't even look bad.
Plus I saw a flat black rattle canned Honda today with BLACKED out tails... I do not want to be associated with... those things...


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 Post subject: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke.
Unread postPosted: Sun May 05, 2013 11:51 am 
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If you absolutely have to tint your tails, use something like a lamin-x film that you can remove later. That VHT stuff can be a bitch to come off, not worth the risk.



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