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Hello everyone. I recently got a 2007 Jeep Commander as a gift and absolutely love the car. The only thing that drives me absolutely crazy is the amber turn signal light covers. After searching everwhere and even calling dealerships overseas to get the replacement clear turn signals, I truly saw how impossible this was to do. So, instead, I decided that I would just tint the ugly amber color (saw the tint in this pic >>> http://www.dubmagazine.com/Minneapol...%20-%20074.jpg). I was wondering if anyone on the forum has attempted this and how difficult this would be for me to do myself (I am not the handiest person with cars, but I'm not useless either). Also, will the pre-cut tint that can be found on ebay bubble and peel away after a while (since I do live in an area known for snow and bad weather)? Thanks.

p.s. If anyone has any pics that would be amazing, since the DUB pic cuts off most of the signal light.
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Here's a link for you. The pics are gone, but there's still info there. There's also a video on the last page.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...d+turn+signals

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Congratulation on your Commander ,,, try to post some pics for us to see how it looks.

Good luck with your attempt to tint the turn signals, I think it will be very easy job as it is flat in each side and not curved. .... is it legal to do that there ?

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welcome to the forum. Post pics.....Tell us about you and your XK!


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Its easy to tint them using VHT Nightshades. If you can use a spray can you can do this. I did it this spring, they are not black but they blend in a little better than bright amber and look much better.
...The darker you go the better chance you have to get pulled over.

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I did a test fit one weekend with some tint film on my XK, and the turn signals are really easy to do, they are nice and flat sided. I'll be doing it that way so it can be peeled off very easily one of these up coming weekends.

This is what I did on my Tiburon in the past... the lower portion of the tail light was amber, so I tinted it with red film and then the reverse lights, I covered them with a red disc, but hand cut out the 'Tuscani' logo in them... looked really cool when backing up!
Not had an issue with tint film on my lights!

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I'd 2nd the VHT Niteshades. I used that on my old Focus' turn signals, and it really blended in well with the black paint job.

Real easy to do, and looks great when finished off with some clear coat. Just be easy with it, as you still want them to actually be FUNCTIONAL.


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Thanks to everyone for the great advice. Sorry for not posting pics yet, I'll deffinetely get to it (although, after seeing the really cool things people have done with their commanders on this site, mine will deffintely be put to shame). Now I need to muster up the courage and get to tinting the lights. btw Ahmed, I'm not sure if it is illegal, but I'm not going to do the whole headlight, only the turn signals. I've seen cars around here with full black headlight and tailight tint, so I hope cops won't go out of their way for my simple mod.

p.s. Any tips when applying the tint spray (prep work/useful techniques)?
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If I remember correctly, when I did the Niteshades, I'm pretty sure I took a really really fine grit sandpaper to the surface, just to rough it up a TINY bit. Seriously, just really lightly. Then apply. I did about 5 coats to get the darkness I wanted. Just be patient, take your time, and definitely finish with a clearcoat. Otherwise, it'll look pretty dull.


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