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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:57 AM   #1
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Smoked head & tail lights...pics and procesures

Hey guys been wanting darker headlights for my jk. I was wondering if i can paint it myself or should i purchase it....also the the taillights, if you could all send in your pics, that would be awesome. Cheers guys

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Unread 08-06-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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Smoked headlights? Aren't our headlights poor enough. I had GTS covers on mine at one point. I had to take them off if I wanted to see 5' in front of the jeep at night.

If you want that smoked look I'd upgrade them to the new Truck Lights that give that smoked look.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 07:41 AM   #3
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I really can't understand the "logic" of smoked headlights or tailights.

I want to see and be seen at night, and smoke colored lenses DRASTICALLY reduce the light output of both headlights and tailights.

I have seen some vehicles with tailights smoked so dark, that the tailights and brake lights are practically invisible.

Does not make sense to me.

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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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Black rattle can paint does a really good smoked look
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Unread 08-06-2013, 11:59 AM   #5
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #6
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I mean, if you are trying to make your headlights not produce light I don't see a better alternative
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Unread 08-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #7
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Unread 08-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #8
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I would check the laws in your area before smoking/blacking out your headlights and tail lights. Here in Florida it is illegal even though I see it sometimes.
Here in Florida, Back in the day, I had a 2005 Chevy ZR2 S10 and I had the smoked head light & tail light covers. I was pulled over and given a ticket and had to pull the covers off right in front of the police officer before he would let me go.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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Unread 08-06-2013, 02:02 PM   #10
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there is a product call nightshade that folks use to darken their tail or head lights. It would be cool if someone produces a black glass that actually lights up bright red as a replacement for our current tail lights - When I had my C5, there were companies that created those, so if you wanted the black out look, you still had same or better light output when brakes were applied or lights were on.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 03:30 PM   #11
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I was just at Napa today looking at a can. it's translucent so it lets light out but it's black when they're not on. I forget the name of it but it's specially for lights. $13 and change for a big can. thinking of picking it up for my xj
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Unread 08-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #12
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Not a fan of the headlights because of the decreased output. I smoked the tail lights of my car, but the LEDs are are still plenty bright.

I took mine to a body shop that tinted a clearcoat with black paint.

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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:51 AM   #13
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Man up and buy black headlights , you can't smoke headlights , especially not the ****ty stock ones

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Haha his budget just went from $13 rattle can to $800 replacements. Not gonna lie though they are on my wants list, but a long long ways down.
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Unread 08-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #15
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Ha. You can smoke them. But it would be along the lines of blowing out the 1candle you currently have providing any forward facing light. So probably not the best idea.

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