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Old 27-12-2006   #1
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Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

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Going to be tinging my lights tomorrow, and i've been reading threads and if the reflector isn't visible it will fail it's MOT?

Where about's is this reflector?

..and any advice is welcome.


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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

its at the bottom of the light below fog/reverse light as for mot i haven't heard of anyone failing
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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

oo my reflectors ae on the rear bumper, but if you tint them the reflector isnt clear so it will fail
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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

MOT isnt the only issue.the reflector is there for a reason.
last thing you want is your car clipped while parked on an unlit road for example
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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

Well I know the obvious reasons.

1) being Illeagal.
2) could get hit on a dark street.
3) could possibly fail the MOT.. as i've read in various other threads on here.


The thing I want to know is it actually in the lights on the MK2 I know it is on the MK1, or somehwere else on the body? Because i've seen nicely fully tinted MK2 lights.

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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

mine are tinted mot man says i can see it so its a pass, it lights up ok with other cars lights as well, just dont go mad and do it too dark, you can get small ones and put them at bottom of bumpers if you get problems.

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It is illegal to tint your reflecters, but on my mk1 i have tinted them all but each year for the mot i stick on 2 little round bike reflecters then after the mot take them off again as for the police i havent been stopped yet for them!!!
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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

Looks really well Dave.

Any chance of some closer up pics?
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if you go in my gallery you can click on the pic twice, light should be very big then
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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

Well had a quick blast yesterday and they turned out alright, dark enough, but not really as even as i could have hoped for. Think i'm going to give them a second tinkering with
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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

did you tint them yourself, how many coats did it take,n hw much has ur car been lowered
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Re: Rear Light Tinting (MK2) Reflector..?

Quote Originally Posted by dave View Post
mine are tinted mot man says i can see it so its a pass, it lights up ok with other cars lights as well, just dont go mad and do it too dark, you can get small ones and put them at bottom of bumpers if you get problems.

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hey! totally unrelated Q but wot colour is you car m8? mines exactly the same, and under the bonnet it says "tesco blue" but hav searched the interent and nufin comes up, i know i can get it mixed but was wondering if there is another name for it? cheers
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