This write-up goes over the process of smoking out your tail lights with vinyl overlays. After attempting to use the “spray-on” tint, we found the vinyl overlays to be a much easier and better looking method to adding some style to the rear of your Mustang. Not only do vinyl overlays look better and offer a non-permanent way to tint your lights, our heavy-duty thick vinyl tint protects your lenses from scratches, rocks and clouding. It is important to note that the instructions below are the same regardless of which model year lenses you are applying the vinyl to.
- Spray bottle with warm water and three drops of liquid soap.
- Squeege for installation (included with tints)
- Windex or rubbing alcohol
- Paper Towels
First off, you’ll want to thoroughly clean the surface of the lens in which you are applying the tint to. We recommend using rubbing alcohol or windex. Make sure each lens is clean and dry before attempting to install vinyl overlays.
Next, peel off the paper backing from the tint. Be careful not to touch the adhesive side with any foreign surface. Grease from your fingers or dust can cause bubbling.
Now generously spray the soapy/water solution onto the adhesive side of the tint film and the lens you are working on.
Once both surfaces are wet, align the tint overlay on the lens you are working on. If the film slides freely, there is too much solution. Wait for it to dry out for a few minutes.
Once you have the optimum amount of solution and the film is where you want it on the lens, use the provided squeege to smooth the film over the lens you are working on. Start at the center of the lens and move outwards with the squeege. The goal is to remove as much solution from underneath the film. If the tint becomes misaligned, you may peel it up and re-apply it.
Finish your installation by installing the remaining tint pieces for each lens and thats all there is to it! If you are looking for vinyl Mustang tail light tint, check out StangMods’ huge selection of vinyl overlays for Mustangs of all years by clicking the link below.