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Hey guys,
I picked up a 2015 m3 2.5 GT about two weeks ago and i love the look of the taillights with the appearance package..but I'm not a big fan of the red. Maybe i am one of the few, but I'm not a big fan of the all red lights. I had a 2011 m3 gt and i tinted the red parks of the taillights and kept the chrome and it looked sick, imo. I want to do the same thing to the new car, tinting the red parts but leaving the circle and the trapezoid chrome. I used the Nightshades spray on the old three, and i think it turned out pretty well, and I'm not a big fan of using actual tint because if its too dark the cops in upstate ny will pull me over for sure (happened to a lot of my friends), and it is just too big of a pain in the ass for me.

Does anyone have any ideas on how i should cover the circle?

theres no way i could use masking tape and just cut the edges around the circle like i did for my old 3's lights.. cutting out a perfect circle would be impossible haha

For reference, heres a pic of the old 3's taillights that i tinted, and a pic of the new lights i want to tint.. Thanks guys!

http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/members/deansquires14-albums-oh+ava...i+miss+you!!!-picture36778-a.jpg

 

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Film on mine with the reverse cutout. Medium tint.
 

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Film on mine with the reverse cutout. Medium tint.
Thanks man, they look great! i really like how the film comes out compared to the spray. ill see if theres a place around here who can do it for me. if its not too pricy maybe ill go with the film instead.. and then maybe they can cut out the circles for me!
 

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Just so you guys know. If someone rear end your brand new car and your tail lights are tinted. Good luck on getting them to pay for it.
 

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I'm not really a fan of tinted taillights overall. I like the red parts, but not the clear, bright parts (ie. clear indicator & reverse lights). If you notice, the indicators are already "tinted" because of the large amount of black plastic around the perimeter of the inside of the light. Now when you install a chrome bulb or colorless LED, this darker look will be even more obvious, especially compared to the reverse light. Which is one thing I didn't like. So all I did was have a light tint film placed over the reverse lights and now they match in darkness with the indicator. To me, this looks great. Besides the red portion of the 3's taillights are already dark from the factory.

Just so you guys know. If someone rear end your brand new car and your tail lights are tinted. Good luck on getting them to pay for it.
interesting point. never thought about this.
 

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