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      11-03-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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135i tinted (smoked) reverse light section

Hi i was wondering if anyone has this done. i have seen multiple people tinting the whole tail or leaving this one section clear. personally i like the red and would like the clear smoked grey. if anyone has this done or pictures please post thanks.
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      11-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #2
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I haven't seen anyone do this. However, a while ago when the 1er first came out in the US people were getting the whole tail light tinted, including the white reverse light part. That part ended up looking more brown than gray for some reason in almost all the cars that tinted the whole tail-light. People generally didn't like that look, so I'm assuming that's why nobody really does it any more. If you find someone with tints that got it to actually look dark gray and not brownish, I'd be interested in pictures too!
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      11-03-2011, 11:53 PM   #3
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I haven't seen anyone do this. However, a while ago when the 1er first came out in the US people were getting the whole tail light tinted, including the white reverse light part. That part ended up looking more brown than gray for some reason in almost all the cars that tinted the whole tail-light. People generally didn't like that look, so I'm assuming that's why nobody really does it any more. If you find someone with tints that got it to actually look dark gray and not brownish, I'd be interested in pictures too!
Yeah ive read that before but i also read that about my e39 m5 i had, and then i had it done on the top clear and the reverse and i think it looked awsome so im hopeing somoeone has had it done. and had it come out looking good.
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      11-04-2011, 03:04 AM   #4
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Here ya go! Did it myself took some time but turned out great:









Did the front corners as well



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      11-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #5
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The front end of your car looks great! Does the amber show through when the turn signal is on? Would be interested in doing something like that but don't want to end up getting a ticket...

On the fence about the rears...but is there any signal visibility issues with it? Sorry for hijacking the thread a bit..
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The front end of your car looks great! Does the amber show through when the turn signal is on? Would be interested in doing something like that but don't want to end up getting a ticket...

On the fence about the rears...but is there any signal visibility issues with it? Sorry for hijacking the thread a bit..
Amber does shine through with signals on.. and no signal visibility issues with the rears either
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      11-05-2011, 02:09 AM   #7
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I am sorry but the rear doesn't go well with me... looks brown The front amber smoke looks sick though! Tell us how!
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i tinted all 3 tail lights, however i did the opposite of salazar and cut the reverse light part out so its still white. ill get some pics later today.

this is the best pic of what im talking about at the moment. ill get more today


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Amber does shine through with signals on.. and no signal visibility issues with the rears either
What % tint did you use for the front? Did you use a darker tint in the part inboard from the reflector, or does it just look that way due to no amber being right up against it? Thanks! (Looking to do this myself or have the tint shop do it when I get my windows tinted...)

Edit: Your kidneys, are they matte black? I don't mean to copy, just really like how clean the front end up your car looks...the tinted ambers somehow make the car look wider from a straight-on view also.
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What % tint did you use for the front? Did you use a darker tint in the part inboard from the reflector, or does it just look that way due to no amber being right up against it? Thanks! (Looking to do this myself or have the tint shop do it when I get my windows tinted...)

Edit: Your kidneys, are they matte black? I don't mean to copy, just really like how clean the front end up your car looks...the tinted ambers somehow make the car look wider from a straight-on view also.
I actually used a sort of chrome type of film to cover the amber up, then after i let that sit and dry for a week or so, i put the tint film over it.. Kidneys are matte black =)

This post kind of sums it up a little bit:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=514451
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Damn, love those lights.
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