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Old 11-17-2004, 11:40 AM
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81-88 Monte Carlo Tail Lens Smoke/Black-outs

http://www.mikesmontes.com/6.jpg

^^^ Picture there


I e-mailed the guy at mikesmontes.com, and he wrote me back saying "Sorry don't know who makes them" and he's got a pic of them on his site for crying out loud.. gah

I'd die to find a pair of these somewhere, can't get any good results on the web, all I get is stuff for the 2002's and those 2-Door Lumina's they called a Monte Carlo (that was very brave of GM to do)

Does anyone have any ideas where I might be able to find one of these black-outs?

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Old 11-17-2004, 12:55 PM
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the black thing doesn't really look like a lens for an SS (the red ones are) it looks more like the side window
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Old 11-17-2004, 01:07 PM
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that's a stupid place to put the picture, and to make it the same size is a sin

lol


oh well


what if i put some kind of tint over the lights? could that work? maybe some vinyl film?
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A couple years ago, one of the speed shops around here was selling a special spray paint to tint taillights. I've never used it, but I guess it's just a candy type black paint. It might be possible to get good results, but you'd really have to keep a consistent overlap or else it would be noticeable.
It's gotta be for sale on the net somewhere....
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i probably wouldn't use anything out of a spray can. applying a candy is hard enough even with a properly set up spray gun and for durability reasons. i have done this many times and you can purchase black candy. rm and alsa make it. mix it into a little clear and you've got it. just did a 02 corvette rear taillights and 3rd brake and they came out awesome. it actually looks like they were made that way and another good thing is the clear puts a high gloss finish on the lense so it looks brand new.
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look at this site, not a monte carlo but should work, hope it helps






http://www.lexls.com/tintedtaillights.html
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i probably wouldn't use anything out of a spray can. applying a candy is hard enough even with a properly set up spray gun and for durability reasons. i have done this many times and you can purchase black candy. rm and alsa make it. mix it into a little clear and you've got it. just did a 02 corvette rear taillights and 3rd brake and they came out awesome. it actually looks like they were made that way and another good thing is the clear puts a high gloss finish on the lense so it looks brand new.
I like this idea. Use a high quality paint shot out of a real spray gun. It would look better and last a lot longer.
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wow.. that actually looks really good..
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This paint thing isn't a bad idea at all...

I've got 2 lenses' from a Grand Prix I can try it on, and an extra for the monte in case I screw it up still....

i'll look into it.... probably too cold and with all the rain, too humid to do it in the winter.. but by summer I'll give it a shot....

Thanks for the idea!
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What about vinyl?

Here's a descriptive step-by-step.

http://www.impalahq.com/photos/VinylTaillightCover.jpg
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I'm aware of that vinyl, I used a fabrication such as that on a 94 camaro's 3rd brake light, to block out all and leave just a red chevy bow tie in the center, the rest black.

Do they sell 70% dark vinyl? its gotta be see-thru, this isn't like that impala on that page, i'm not blocking out half of my lights, i'm tinting them ;-)

Re: Paining the "Smoke" on your lights,

Actually found a company that does this for u.. too pricey for me, i'll figure it out myself, but for anyone else who is interested:

http://www.smokinlights.net/

Only reason I would prefer vinyl is to say "Look officer, it's off! No need to write that UTT now, right?"

lol

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