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I'm considering going with smoked rear lights, it's a black CTS after all, and am wondering should I buy the Vinyl or the Spray? Also, should I tint the clear reverse lamp or tint that too?
 

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I'm considering going with smoked rear lights, it's a black CTS after all, and am wondering should I buy the Vinyl or the Spray? Also, should I tint the clear reverse lamp or tint that too?
Use the Nite Shades. You need to be very careful using it, but it looks great when done. I have done mine 2x and many others here have used it. Key is LIGHT COATS!! Check out the thread below that has additional links....

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-cts-forum/106553-smoke-side-markers-tail-lights.html?highlight=nite+shades
 

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I want to do this with my silver CTS soon.
 

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That is what I'm going for, only a little lighter on the tails. I mean, damn!
First time I did mine they came out too dark. I have kids and it made me nervous. 2nd time around I think they are just right.

nyyankeehaters rear post.jpg
 

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First time I did mine they came out too dark. I have kids and it made me nervous. 2nd time around I think they are just right.
That looks more along the lines of what I would do. I think it will look good when I get my 20% tint.
 

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what happened to the ppl that would do this for us with core swaps gm_geek, custom works; hate to put names out there but my memory is on point. Much rater pay someone to do it than have to f up mine w/ night shades.
 

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what happened to the ppl that would do this for us with core swaps gm_geek, custom works; hate to put names out there but my memory is on point. Much rater pay someone to do it than have to f up mine w/ night shades.
Bought a spare for all 3 on eBay. Cost me about $100 for all when done. That way I was able to work on them as I could, and... if there is an issue with inspection every year, it is an easy swap to pass.
 

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I went with a brighter bulb like Robert said, I also didnt put as much spray tint on the 3rd brake light in the middle,so its still visible during a nice sunny day.
 

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Tint film or tint vynal?
I bought tint film and it is impossible to make it form properly. I say the strechy 3m type tinted vynal would work.
 

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i used the tint film a while back on the brake lights, horrible almost impossible to form the curvature of the brake lights
 

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I've used VHT on my H3's side markers and tail lights. They came out good the second time. lol I'm probably going to VHT the tial lights and third brake light on the CTS this weekend. I can post pics after it's complete.
 
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