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Old 29-02-2004   #1
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Tinting Spray Legal?

Ive brought some Tail Light Tinting Spray from a local shop in my area! they also sell the same thing on http://www.espdesign.co.uk/udp.asp?c...model=&udp=378on that site they clasify that its road legal! but on my can there a small sticker on the bottom with a barcode on & in small print reads

NOT STREET LEGAL
Check compatabillity on Small Areas of Light

Can someone confirm if its legal or not? ive seen a punto which had blatenly used this spray! surley its as long as you dont over do it you should be ok? & if anyone has got any tips for applying the spray it would be appreciated!

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you have to mask off the reflectors or buy stick on ones then you should be ok.

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The reflectors are one the inside of the light right? i thought you just take the light out & spray it! what am i suposed to do then?

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you can tape over the reflector its at the bottom of the light then spray, remove the tape and reflector is un painted, or spray the whole lot and go out and buy some stick on reflectors,

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have a look at these you can just about see the reflector at the bottom unsprayed
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2453198036&category=23 010&rd=1

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don;t tint the reverse light either, it lights up purple and looks crappie! as long as you don't go overboard with the spray you'll get through a mot

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Cheers for the help! so as long as the tint is not too dark & the reflector is masked off then it should pass the MOT right? for a example would the ones on ebay be too dark? & the reverse light show up purple?

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P.S Im so happy i passed my driving test on tuesday :D should be driving my punto by next week!! chepeast qoute i found so far was £1600, £1800 after cover & that[:(!]!

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If you meen these ones http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2453198036&category=23 010&rd=1 they are not that dark its a crap pic taken with a crap camera in a dark kitchen. if you would like them i'll sell you them for £70 with the bulb holders or £60 with out, I would meet you at colchester end of the A12 about an hours drive from east end (my mum does eastham to colchester in 50 min's god knows how), if you buy these and keep yours if you did get any trouble from the mot guy you could put yours back on for the mot.


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i have mine blue and they are fine and passed a mot too
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Im guna try spray mine first, but if i bodge them up i might consider your offer!

Ando you got a pic of your punto? i wouldnt mind c'in it & anyone else with tinted lights..

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Im planning to spray my lights tommorow & i know this might sound like a noobie question but you do spray the inside of the lights dont you? not the outside of them? & if any one who has sprayed there lights too have got any tips it will be appreciated!

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you spray the outside you wont be able to get to the inside. make sure the lights a clean and greese free, clean with thinners,

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Cheers for the help Dave! one more thing ;) the guide at http://www.ukcars.com/styling/lightTinting/index.php says i need wet & dry grit 1500! so do i need to sand the lights & risk scratching them...? i would rather not & would'nt the tint spray scratch if applied on the outside? wot does the clear laquer do cos i havent got none does it make it shine more or protect the tint spray? what about taping the reflector aswell if the reflector is on the inside?

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Personally I would not use the wet & dry, but it won't scratch if you use plenty of fairy and a light touch. If the lens are scratched use a little T cut to smooth them out. Spray on a couple of coats as per instructions on the tin. If it looks reasonable leave it for a week then give it a polish with T cut. You don't need laquer, but it will give extra protection and a 'deeper' shine.

If you do key the lens first with wet & dry it will be harder to take off and you will have to repolish the lens with T cut afterwards.

oh, and if you don't mask off the reflector you will get pulled, even if you're parked up somewhere and out of the car.

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dont wet dry them the paint will grip fine i used d same stuff but whn i gotmy kit fitted i got them to go over my lights properly n it looks a hole lot better.police dnt like them tho so i had mount a brake light and came up wid idea that using the same mounts as a brake light u can use those m3 wing mirror jobbies 4 the indicators in the rear windscreen. sounds dodge but looks like pro job wld put a pic on but dnt no how?:(
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