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WKMCD
10-24-2009, 07:33am
I've got really dark tail light covers on the car now. I've gotten one warning - no big deal. I'm more concerned about the people behind me blaming my covers as a reason they piled into the back of me and insurance not covering it if it were to ever happen.

So, I'm thinking light tinted lights that will still show a little red reflection. LED, Hallo, etc.

Who's got them?

Munch
10-24-2009, 08:52am
I have the black cherry halos. They look black but are dark red when the sun hits them and there is no mistaking when the brakes are applied. I had tinted stock tails but a couple cars looked like they almost rear ended me during the day so I got the ones I have now.

WKMCD
10-24-2009, 09:06am
I have the black cherry halos. They look black but are dark red when the sun hits them and there is no mistaking when the brakes are applied. I had tinted stock tails but a couple cars looked like they almost rear ended me during the day so I got the ones I have now.

Thanks. Where did yo get them?

MYSCZ06
10-24-2009, 09:10am
this is where you can get the ones he has..

Corvette Enhancements (http://www.corvette-enhancements.com/c5_cherry.php)

I got mine from JWMotosports stg 2 IIRC havent seen them in person but have pics of them. I dont htink I will have an issue since I have the LED/halo mod. The price difference between the link provided and having JW hook you up is nearly a 1k doing all lights...even the tails he saves you some cash..

Munch
10-24-2009, 10:21am
Yup, I got em from Richard at Corvette Enhancements. He is cool to do business with, very helpful. I must have emailed him 5 times before I made up my mind and he always got back to me right away.

MYSCZ06
10-25-2009, 08:21am
^^ can vouche for that also great serivce!! Get a PM to JWMotoring give him a shot Im sure you will be just has happy doing business with him...

Zilla
10-28-2009, 10:43pm
according to GB Vette you can make you own tint.
He mention mixing 1 part black with 6 parts clear. Then just spray away.
That's what Gary did

WKMCD
10-29-2009, 09:21am
according to GB Vette you can make you own tint.
He mention mixing 1 part black with 6 parts clear. Then just spray away.
That's what Gary did

Interesting.....

DropTheTop
10-29-2009, 09:34am
I have the black cherry halos. They look black but are dark red when the sun hits them and there is no mistaking when the brakes are applied. I had tinted stock tails but a couple cars looked like they almost rear ended me during the day so I got the ones I have now.

Black Cherry FTW!

http://www.corvette-enhancements.com/images/c5bcled01.jpg

NorCalVette Kid
10-31-2009, 12:21am
according to GB Vette you can make you own tint.
He mention mixing 1 part black with 6 parts clear. Then just spray away.
That's what Gary did

Or you can get VHT Nightshades. :yesnod:

http://www.caswellplating.com/vht/images/vhtnightshades.jpg

NorCalVette Kid
10-31-2009, 12:51am
^^ can vouche for that also great serivce!! Get a PM to JWMotoring give him a shot Im sure you will be just has happy doing business with him...

I bought mine from JW. Stage 2 tint.

http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv33/NorCalVetteKid/Mods%20I%20did/Halo/IMG_7141.jpg
I polished the halos to a mirror finish.

http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv33/NorCalVetteKid/Mods%20I%20did/Halo/IMG_7159.jpg
The reflection from the kitchen widow.

http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv33/NorCalVetteKid/Mods%20I%20did/IMG_7282.jpg

http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv33/NorCalVetteKid/Mods%20I%20did/IMG_7035.jpg
Before I did the mod.

http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv33/NorCalVetteKid/Mods%20I%20did/IMG_7342.jpg
With the mod done.

http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv33/NorCalVetteKid/Mods%20I%20did/IMG_7182.jpg

Renegade44
10-31-2009, 12:43pm
Or you can get VHT Nightshades. :yesnod:

http://www.caswellplating.com/vht/images/vhtnightshades.jpg

What up Ray? That's what I used on mine all around the car (tail, reverse, front and rear side marker lights), three light coats, followed by two coats of clear, I'm satisfied with the outcome, not too dark of a tint, and plenty illumination comes through, :yesnod:

NorCalVette Kid
10-31-2009, 02:05pm
What up Ray? That's what I used on mine all around the car (tail, reverse, front and rear side marker lights), three light coats, followed by two coats of clear, I'm satisfied with the outcome, not too dark of a tint, and plenty illumination comes through, :yesnod:

Hey Tony!! I likes this new site!! :cheers:
I can't find the VHT around here so I gotta order it. I want to do the side markers. :takdir:

11-07-2009, 10:48am
I got your lights in yesterday and started on them this morning.

WKMCD
11-07-2009, 04:00pm
I got your lights in yesterday and started on them this morning.

Hopefully, you're talking to me..That's great. Just let me know.

Thanks,

Kevin

11-07-2009, 08:27pm
Yep. They look great! Just gotta do a little polishing and they'll be ready.

WKMCD
11-07-2009, 09:13pm
Yep. They look great! Just gotta do a little polishing and they'll be ready.

Cool! So these have LED's, halo's, and the #2 tint level?

11-08-2009, 12:22am
Yep. It's more of a stage 1.5. Not quite as dark as what NorcalVette posted. I read your post and what you wanted and felt this was best for you.

WKMCD
11-08-2009, 07:40am
Yep. It's more of a stage 1.5. Not quite as dark as what NorcalVette posted. I read your post and what you wanted and felt this was best for you.

PERFECT!!!! Thanks!!!

MYSCZ06
11-08-2009, 07:43am
going to look good!

11-08-2009, 12:50pm
I got pics from yesterday, but I'm still new to this Windows 7 thing. For some reason they didn't load to my pictures.

11-08-2009, 02:48pm
In the shade:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t245/Jhonathan_W/005.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t245/Jhonathan_W/004.jpg

Full sun:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t245/Jhonathan_W/003.jpg

11-08-2009, 02:51pm
This is without tint for comparison:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t245/Jhonathan_W/June302009017-1.jpg

Y2Kvert4me
11-08-2009, 02:54pm
Those look really good. :cool1:

C5 BEARSFAN
11-08-2009, 02:59pm
Those look really good. :cool1:

sure do

illmac77
11-08-2009, 03:26pm
Black an clear sprayed on the euro's for Jakes bumper...

http://www.geocities.com/cizekma/images/illmac77/jakesbumper.JPG

WKMCD
11-08-2009, 06:09pm
In the shade:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t245/Jhonathan_W/005.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t245/Jhonathan_W/004.jpg

Full sun:
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t245/Jhonathan_W/003.jpg

Those are really SWEET!!! Enough tint to take the hard red out of them but not so obvious that the LEO's will bother me.. :cool1:

11-08-2009, 06:22pm
Thanks! I think I convinced myself to tint my halos now.

I'm going to have to let them cure a few days plus school will be kicking my a$$ for the first few days of this week. I hope to have them out by the end of the week or early next.

I will def. let you know though.

11-16-2009, 01:09am
Thanks! I think I convinced myself to tint my halos now.

I'm going to have to let them cure a few days plus school will be kicking my a$$ for the first few days of this week. I hope to have them out by the end of the week or early next.

I will def. let you know though.

Got em done. Everything went smooth. I will be contacting you in the next couple days :dance:

WKMCD
11-16-2009, 06:25am
Got em done. Everything went smooth. I will be contacting you in the next couple days :dance:

Very cool. Just let me know.

Kevin