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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    Lars997:

    As far as I know the glass itself is not tinted at all. Its the frame which is colored black instead silver.

    That's always possible, but in the picture provided by RC, the headlight lenses and other hardware bits look dimmed by the same amount as the surrounding background.  That indicates to me some treatment in the glass cover, and not on the innards.

    But, you could still be correct.


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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

     

    looks like its got the surronding area painted in black, lots of cars have this. My first 1998 xk8 had all "bright" headlights, my 1995 xk8 has the new darker ones. Same headlight, painted different on the inside(yet end up looking very different). A can of spray paint, masking tape and silicone is all you really need to "do this" on you car. Not a big deal..


    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    Definately like the tinted lights.


    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    I had all the lights tinted black on my car.  Front, back, and side.

     

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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    I tinted my LED indicators with pre-cut film from www.stickercity.com


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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    ruf_turbo:

    I had all the lights tinted black on my car. Front, back, and side.

     

    Any discernible loss of illumination? It does need some time to get used to it...

     

    Super Darius:
    Carlos from Spain:

     but also the inside "lenses" look much darker through the covers which would lead to believe that the cover is tinted as well, or maybe its an effect of the picture  

    mmh..i think is all fault of the darker parts inside,and also the lenses have a darker aspect..due to darker reflex of the parts around them..

     

    Regarding the original subject, indeed only the plastic bezel (that usually has a chrome finish) is painted in a darker colour. The lenses and the headlight cover are the same as on the regular headlight version.


    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    Ferdie:

    Any discernible loss of illumination? It does need some time to get used to it...

     

    Yes, there is some loss of light output but I like the look enough to put up with it.  And I use the fogs now when I drive at night.    



    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

     Highly illegal in Germany for safety reasons. 


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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    RC:

     Highly illegal in Germany for safety reasons. 

    Rightly so... imo.


    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    ruf_turbo:

    I had all the lights tinted black on my car.  Front, back, and side.


    Too much black for my taste. Smiley
     


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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    It would look better if the whole car would be painted in stealth (matte) black. Saw this once on a GT2, looked great. Here's a photo of a 997 Cab in matte black (looks "lighter" than it is in reality).

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    IMHO the matte colours are already out again. Smiley


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    Never cared about out or in.


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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    RC:

    Never cared about out or in.


    True, but I never liked matte colour, that fits an army car, but not a sportscar. Smiley
     


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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    I like the OEM blackened headlight option on cayenne... Black on the inside while front cover remains clear!


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    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    RC:

    It would look better if the whole car would be painted in stealth (matte) black. Saw this once on a GT2, looked great. Here's a photo of a 997 Cab in matte black (looks "lighter" than it is in reality).

    3856836564_5031b5d65a.jpg


     

    I'm not a friend of mat black cars, but this one I have to admit is looking stunning Smiley The GT3 bumper on a cab is something I normally don't like either but again - Smiley


    Re: Tinted Frontlights Option

    I have matte painted rims on my 997 Turbo, I started with it over 3 years ago when it wasn't quite "in". Nowadays I see many many Porsche and other cars with black painted rims.

    I agree, it is a matter of taste but I always liked matte black.

    It is even pretty easy to get a matte black painted car: using self-adhesive foil. You can change the color of your car to whatever you want without the need to paint it.

    I don't have a price quote but last time I checked, it was something around 1500 EUR for the complete car, removal MUCH less. Not bad.


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