Smoked Taillights - Looking for Recommendation

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  1. FMR5000

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    Anyone swap out their Tahoe taillights with smoked versions?

    I'm looking for suggestions on brand/type and how it looks. Please post pictures if you have. Thanks!
     
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    I’m interested in this as well. I see a ton out there on websites or eBay but see very few reviews. Same goes for the smoke/black headlight housings.
     
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    i planing to take OEM to local shop for painting
     
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    Painted with what?
     
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    This stuff (tail lights modification)was popular 8-10 years ago,Painted in black paint with 20-30-50% smoke transparent effect. Back in 2008 i have Honda coupe i pay $50 for each tail light to be professional painted 30% transparent in local shop.
    Maybe on the picture not noticeable smoke effect on plastic but on day light looks very nice.
    I choose very Lowe smoke effect to not get ticket from cop's they will not brake your balls.
    Here's a couple of images.
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    Laminex offers various shades of film that I've used with success in the past!
     
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    I tried the Laminex route with my Tahoe and it was a massive pain in the ass to try and apply. I also felt like their version of pre-cut version was way off and didn't really align properly with the 2015 style of lights. After a little back and forth with them I was able to get my money back...perhaps if you have a pro installer do it with just a sheet of it instead of a pre-cut version it would be worthwhile?
     
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    Lol yeah I used a professional installer... worth paying a few bucks to have it done right!
     
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    tomorrow i bring my car to body shop they will paint my tail lights with 20-30 % transparent light smoke.
    charge $100 for set of 2
    I will defiantly post picture before and after
     
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