Blacking out a Prius

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by djphill, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. djphill

    djphill Master of The World

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    I was actually wondering if i should tint that lower part, but ya it doesn't answer my question.
     
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    chrisspaulding sexy, high tech, fun

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    This guy John's Tinted Tails is the best (imo).
    One reason is his speedy replies to e-mail questions. HERE is their e-mail page for asking Q's.

    You can order the fixtures from him (already tinted) if he has them in stock, or send him yours for a 2-day turnaround.
    These guys have the highest quality workmanship in exterior light fixture spray tint, including automobile grade clear coat on top!

    You could purchase aerosol spray tint and DIY, or you could ask a local tint store to do this with spray or film instead, but it won't match Tinted Tails quality(imo).

    Best luck. Post pics if you do this one way or the other!
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    thanks everybody for the help, but i think i'm not going to end up doing it. I know it would look really great but I don't want to risk getting a ticket or being blamed for an accident (I live in CA). If you have any other suggestions for blacking out any other outer parts of a prius I would love to hear them.
     
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    Yeah, you would have to fully understand the science behind the application as well as fully interpret the vehicle code for lights in CA(I hear CA has some pretty strict visibility codes for tinting, etc.), then be prepared to stand by that if you were ever challenged on the mod. I can understand your hesitance.

    However, you could get the smoke color tint film for your lights(peels right off) then if you get hassled by the fuzz(would only be a fix it ticket), you could peel off the film. Just in case you still don't want to quit the idea. :)
     
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    does anybody know about tinting the front windows on the prius in CA. I know there are %'s in the law but no cop will actually go test them. So is there anybody that has successfully tinted the fronts or thinks i could get away with doing them.
     
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    if i'm buying new rims does the weigh matter that much, because i heard that every 120 lbs only decreases ur mpg by 1%. (also what size are the stock tires non-touring)
     
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    I think it is 15 percent on the front side
    windows and none on the windshield but
    ask any tinting shop. Don't go on
    my memory. I love my darkest
    rear window tinting and it
    matches the trim but
    with sunglasses it
    is hard to see
    out the rear.
    Bud
     
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    do you wanna tint the lens or paint the chrome?

    i did my chrome on my old ion.
     
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    what do you mean paint the chrome?...pics?
     
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