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Smoked my tails and installed the boot lid spoiler over the weekend. I'm not really loving the tail lights... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> What do you guys think? Back to stock or keep the smoked tails? <p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/3672766987_2b48e91479_o.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry for the crap iphone pic.
 

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I like them. How would you go back to stock? strip the paint off? i really want to do mine but worried that i wont like them afterwards! Where did you get the trunk lip? That looks good! I saw some on ebay but didnt want the hassle of fitment issues and painting it to match.
 

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It looks clean man, maybe throw up another pic from the back showing both lights from a distance, but it looks good in that pic.<p>If you used the spray tint you can remove it with extreme Goo Gone.<br>Read that from 2 different forums....
 

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Re: Smoked tail lights over the weekend = :( (travist206)

I think on a black/darker car they would look good, but I think the best look for your car is a medium smoke, that would match your car color pretty well. It would be smoked but not blacked out. Less likely to attract the eye of the law as well. <br>That said, it is kind of hard to remove the VHT (assuming that is what you used) if you sanded or primered the lights in any way. Otherwise some paint thinner might do the trick. Good luck!
 

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I actually got it off eBay painted (it's a perfect match) and shipped for something like $96! I love the spoiler. The sellers name = agp168168. Got it in less then a week from Taiwan. As for going back to stock tails I was just planning on buying replacements... (about $103 each) I put about 4 coats of clear on over the VHT and I seriously doubt I'd be able to remove it.
 

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They don't look bad, and definitely not worth $200+ to replace. If you end up not liking them enough just trade with another person who has the identical stock tails.
 

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Re: Smoked tail lights over the weekend = :( (carreragt7)

Here's the rear view. They look much darker then they actually are in this photo. <br> <IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3624/3673650530_c6e9368071_o.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Throw some tint on the windows to even it out. <p>5% all the way around <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (Moofluffen)

Honestly i like the tail i do not like the V O L V O on the rear <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: (USAF 2010 T5)

the tails are the first step in murdering out your ride <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>get some black wheels with a silver lip & as USAF 2010 T5 (what a nickname, hehe) said, tint your windows. <p>
 

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Re: Smoked tail lights over the weekend = :( (travist206)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>travist206</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's the rear view. They look much darker then they actually are in this photo. <br> <IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3624/3673650530_c6e9368071_o.jpg" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>sorry to threadjack but is that a wowrack van in front of you?
 

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Re: Smoked tail lights over the weekend = :( (djeremya)

Im not a fan of smoked tails on anything other than black, thats just me though. Brings too much attention to the lights. I prefer just a light smoke for gun metal cars. <p>I dont think its worth having to buy another set though...
 

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Re: Smoked tail lights over the weekend = :( (djeremya)

Yeah that is a Wowrack van... their datacenter is right next door to ours.
 

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dont like the tails too much, maybe getting ur windows tinted will help? and i really dont like the V O L V O
 

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Re: Smoked tail lights over the weekend = :( (ForceFed Motorsports)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ForceFed Motorsports</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Im not a fan of smoked tails on anything other than black, thats just me though. Brings too much attention to the lights. I prefer just a light smoke for gun metal cars. <p>I dont think its worth having to buy another set though...</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>*cough cough* and silver cars too!
 

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Re: Smoked tail lights over the weekend = :( (Kallvin22)

Im doing another light smoke on my tails <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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