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Old 08-15-2011, 04:40 PM
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I have an 09 with stock tails, and thinking about painting them red, anyone done this? I remember seeing a thread on it, but after searching for it, nothing came up, anyone have pics?

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I did it, PICS

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:39 AM
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y not trade someone that has the other set? if u lived close id trade ya... but dont ruin the lights
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by StreetSweeper View Post
y not trade someone that has the other set? if u lived close id trade ya... but dont ruin the lights
I wouldn't call it ruining, and I already sprayed my TBL, and it's a dark cherry color, so the regular stock wouldnt match.

Oh it's a different layout of bulbs I believe, so it would look different
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:18 PM
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I was actually looking for a set of aftermarket tails and wouldnt mind havn a set of those stock ones. where DO u live anyway?
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KRYLON STAINED GLASS in red would do you fine....
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:03 AM
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I actually went ahead and did it and couldn't be more pleased with the results until I get my Anzos.

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Freshly sprayed:


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Wet sanded & polished


I used VHT Red tail light paint for anyone wondering

Better pics coming soon
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:15 AM
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Have you relocated your reverse lights or is now red lit?
Other than that, they turned out great.
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Have you relocated your reverse lights or is now red lit?
Other than that, they turned out great.
Red lit, haven't figured out what to do about that yet, probably will just leave it though or maybe mount some under the bumper for my own good
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:57 AM
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I have blue batmobile overlays on my reverse lights, they've been red lit for like at least five years. I've never had a problem. Looks good. I like the all red look.
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I offer a redout overlay as well .

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Originally Posted by Blue_Batmobile View Post
I offer a redout overlay as well .

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Yea I am aware of that, but frankly applying vinyl is not my thing, and the paint was only $10 and i'm sure I wouldn't have been able to get the overlay right on the first try, would have ended up costing me more.
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;) I can vouch for seeing those red tails in person.. they look MUCH better than the stock 08's +
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looks nice... yeah I was wonderin about the reverse light as well.. lol. I already have a visibility issues with my 05 stock reverse lights at night... with factory tinted windows! LOL.
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Where are you guys backing up so much at night? I usually back into my driveway, and a lot of times it's at night, and it's not much of a problem, I just usually push the brakes a bit if I'm having trouble seeing and I have 35% tint on the rear.
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Originally Posted by keroRS5 View Post
Where are you guys backing up so much at night? I usually back into my driveway, and a lot of times it's at night, and it's not much of a problem, I just usually push the brakes a bit if I'm having trouble seeing and I have 35% tint on the rear.
Don't know how much you're driving or where, but here in Wisconsin, night time comes around 8:30PM now and I don't just sit at home when I get off work at 5pm... Also, I have 115K on my '05 TC... drive much? With just stock tint all around, definitely need the whiter light lol.
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Originally Posted by fongyz View Post
Don't know how much you're driving or where, but here in Wisconsin, night time comes around 8:30PM now and I don't just sit at home when I get off work at 5pm... Also, I have 115K on my '05 TC... drive much? With just stock tint all around, definitely need the whiter light lol.
Ah I guess Wisconsin might not have as many street lights as im used to in the Chicagoland area. And with that said, I only put like 8k miles on my tC, most of my driving around is done in my work car/daily driver 96 audi a6, 220k miles and still kickin'.
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