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#16 Old 11-20-2011, 08:57 PM
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But, its not really legal everywhere. Just most officers don't know the vehicle inspection codes well enough to give you a ticket for it most of the time. Then again....some states don't have inspections. So, it can always come back to bite you in the ass. Plus, I almost watched a mustang get rear ended this weekend because the driver didn't notice the brake lights were on because the tail lights were smoked out.

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vht on mine, cops are cool with it but the garage will not inspect because of no reflector.

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so you can get this film at napa ans or auto zone?

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My local stores like Autozone ,NAPA and Advanced dont carry it. You can find it all over on line.

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Search results for: 'subaru film'

just the first one I found............CHEERS!!!

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I used to have some "light smoke" vinyl film on my stock 07 tail lights and third brake light which matched my ~35% window tint pretty well. I think I purchased the film from HotSubarus.com, but that website no longer exists, however, you can find a comparable product at several other websites. When I bought my 04/05 tail lights, I decided to remove the film and sell the 07 tail lights in stock form. Peeling the film off took more elbow grease than I expected because it was stuck on there pretty good (even after several years). When the film was finally off, I was left with a good amount of sticky residue on the surfaces that took quite a while to remove using Goo Gone and many paper towels, but the lights ended up looking brand spankin' new. Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the lights illuminated, but even with them only being lightly smoked, the amount of light put out was significantly reduced. At times, it was hard for me to see at night when I was backing up, so be prepared to deal with that.
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Trying to decide between the light and medium on Subaru Impreza WRX Smoked Tail Light Covers 2002 - 2003

Itd be on a 03 white wrx, and i have a dark window tint and black wheels, trying to go for that black and white theme, so I want the tail lights to be a bit darker, but not TOO dark.

Tough decision :/ Anyone have pictures of either?
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i think the film looks better.. they spray is not that shiny.. might need a clear coat...
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John, I noticed you had both 04 tails and 07 tails. If you still have a set you may want to part with, shoot me a PM.

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p.s. the vht needs clear for a good shine, yes you are correct Sir!

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John, I noticed you had both 04 tails and 07 tails. If you still have a set you may want to part with, shoot me a PM.
Good observation! Unfortunately, I already sold my stock 2007 tail lights, otherwise, I'd definitely pm you. I plan to keep my 04/05 tail lights, unless IAG finds frame damage from my rear-end collision that happened last week and they total my car, in which case, I'll try to snag them before the car gets sent to the junk yard, but hopefully that's not the case! :eek:

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I wouldn't think it would be even close to totaled , hey there's a blue WRX over there that's off the wall amazing,being some what parted out. I just saw it on Nasioc. very clean.

But back on topic, the vinyl looks the best IMHO, and the plus is that peeling is easier than scrubbing and scrubbing

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have to do any wet sanding to get them to really shine or just clear?
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Some people go through the steps of a good wet sand and polish shine, than some are just as happy without all the extra work...... All up to the one doing it, personal preference. Hope thatsy help ya

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But, its not really legal everywhere. Just most officers don't know the vehicle inspection codes well enough to give you a ticket for it most of the time. Then again....some states don't have inspections. So, it can always come back to bite you in the ass. Plus, I almost watched a mustang get rear ended this weekend because the driver didn't notice the brake lights were on because the tail lights were smoked out.
also with the rear ending if you get rear ended they can actually use the taillights against you in court so you kinda screwed.. Just something a local cop warned me of when i got pulled over... Not for the lights but he just gave me a heads up while we where having that akward whats this guy gunna add to the list of tickets to give me convo lol
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