: headlight/taillight tint



todd2fst4u
09-07-06, 12:58 AM
has anyone tinted thier catera's tailights or headlights or any other lights for that matter? i'd like to see some pictures. im considering doing all my lights. im interested in seeing the catera's like my 1998 with the massive loads of red plastic on the back. i belive all the catera pre-2000 are like that. i think the only hard part will be not tinting the "cadillac" emblem on the back.

aldi
09-07-06, 10:59 AM
I think the emblem on the back is taped, so it should be easily removed. I have no pics of tinted headlights but "catera" has painted the chrome parts of his clear headlights black.

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APatterson
09-11-06, 08:21 PM
here is a sweeet ass catera.. i posted the pic.. and heres the link to his page.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/578288

here are blacked out tails.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/2/web/578000-578999/578288_47_full.jpg

todd2fst4u
09-12-06, 11:58 PM
i ordered some cans of niteshades today. i'll post pictures when im done. im definitally going to go around each letter in cadillac unlike that last picture

todd2fst4u
09-15-06, 11:04 PM
here are some very crude photoshops of what the tint could look like.

before
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/DSCN1919.JPG

option 1
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/tint1.png

option 2
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/tint2.png

angle #2
before
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/DSCN1920.JPG

option 1
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/tint3.png

option 2
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/tint4.png
any opinions on which looks better would be appreciated. thanks

zealious
09-18-06, 02:05 AM
i hate the one tail gate light. Ive been thinking about taking the trunk off.. taking the lights out, bondinng over it and painting. a lot of work. but i think that night shades looks great. i would probly only use it on the trunk part.. is this a spray u used? got any tips?

todd2fst4u
09-19-06, 08:36 PM
i hate the one tail gate light. Ive been thinking about taking the trunk off.. taking the lights out, bondinng over it and painting. a lot of work. but i think that night shades looks great. i would probly only use it on the trunk part.. is this a spray u used? got any tips?

yeah its a spray
AUTOTOYS - - VHT NITE SHADES (LENS SP999) (http://www.autotoys.com/x/catalog/VHT_NITE_SHADES_LENS_SP999_p_1990.html)
i dont have any tips, i havent done it yet myself. i just mocked those pictures up to see what it will look like.

APatterson
09-21-06, 09:16 AM
i really like option two.. with the top half tinted a little bit.. i think itll look nice.. with some tinted windows too..

its gonna look nice and different either way.

todd2fst4u
09-21-06, 06:24 PM
yeah i think im gonna go with option 2. im still waiting on the nite shades to arrive. window tinting is definitally next on my list

todd2fst4u
09-27-06, 06:23 PM
here are the finished results of the tinting:

before:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN1919.JPG
after:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2116.jpg

before:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN1920.JPG
after:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2118.jpg

before:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/5.jpg
after:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2121.jpg
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2123.jpg

before:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2019.jpg
after:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2106.jpg

before:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2024.jpg
after:
http://todd.bluesubmarine.org/Cadillac/DSCN2084.jpg

netager
09-30-06, 10:08 AM
Well, nice job, but the finish is matte. Looks old and faded. Check Celica forums for tutorial how to apply Nite Shades. I'm waiting on Nite Shades to arrive, for now used the film from stickercity.com - it's pain in the neck to put it on catera lights, but I'm happy. Worked great on my friends '06 Si - the film stretches up to 2 inches. Plus, it is removable.

http://computersxp.com/catera/after1.jpg