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Hey guys, today we're gonna be taking a look at and installing the Smoked Turn Signal Light Tint for all 2018 Mustangs, except for the GT350. This turn signal light tint pairs nicely with other light tint, or it can be its own subtle styling in the front end of the Mustang. It offers a great way to add some styling changes without permanently modifying anything. It's rated for up to 5 years of outdoor use and it cost about 25 bucks. It's really easy to get installed. I'll call it a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, and I'll show you how I got it on the car now. For this install we used the supplied squeegee, a microfiber towel, soap and water mixture and a heat gun. So the first thing you're gonna wanna do is make sure your turn signal is as clean as possible, you want a really clean surface for the tint to stick to, you wanna make sure that there's nothing on the surface so you won't have any bubbles underneath the tint either. The next thing you're gonna want to have is a soap and water mixture which we have right here. So the first step of the install after cleaning is actually to spray our turn signal with the soap and water mixture, then we'll peel the piece of tint off and we're gonna spray the adhesive side of the tint with the soap and water mixture as well. All right, so now we're gonna peel the tint off the paper. All right, these are side-specific so you're gonna want to make sure you're starting with the correct side. So we sprayed the back or the adhesive side of the vinyl with the soap and water mixture. This is gonna allow us to position this correctly on the light without it sticking right away. So as you guys can see, this isn't sticking right away which is exactly what we want. We want to be able to move this around a little bit. So I'm just gonna work from one side to the other and just get this in place. All right, so I have a microfiber towel here with the squeegee, I'm wrapping the squeegee in the microfiber towel just so I don't scratch any of the tint at all. So I have this sitting in here pretty well and basically what I'm gonna start doing is just trying to work that moisture and that soap and water mixture out from behind the vinyl. So I do have a heat gun here and I am going to use this. You guys might wanna grab a heat gun too, it's just gonna help the vinyl conform, especially on the curved surface like this on the turn signal. So I have the top of the vinyl pretty much sitting exactly where I want it, but I need a little heat to get the bottom of the vinyl to conform around the bottom of the turn signal. All right, so one thing I will say if you're gonna be using a heat gun, I usually always keep my hand near the heat and this is because if the heat gun is too hot for your hand or your skin, then it's too hot for the tint and too hot for the paint. So heat gun is a great tool, you just wanna make sure that you're using it in the correct way. You guys can see that I'm just being patient and working the tint to get it to conform to our turn signal. I'm working all the moisture out from behind it and making sure we have no bubbles and making sure it's sitting flat. So I'm just gonna continue working the vinyl, using the heat gun to get this to sit flat and carve around the bottom of the turn signal here. All right, so at this point this piece is pretty much all done, I'm just making sure that we have no more bubbles and that it is fully conformed to our turn signal. Gonna turn the heat gun off and I'm just gonna run over it one more time with the microfiber. So at this point we're pretty much done with the driver's side, I'm just taking the microfiber and running over the vinyl one more time to make sure that we don't have any bubbles and make sure that this is sitting absolutely perfect. The install is gonna be exactly the same on the other side. So once again we're gonna do the same thing on this side, we'll grab our soap and water mixture, we're gonna spray the turn signal and then the back of the vinyl. One thing to keep in mind here is that these are dark and you are tinting your turn signals, but you're not completely blacking them out. This does still allow 80% of the light to come through. All right, so now we're gonna go ahead and get this on the turn signal. All right, so we'll get this positioned on here, and at this point I am going to just try to grab some of the moisture off the corners here. I want this piece of tint to grab a little bit because I'm gonna use the heat gun to stretch it. So I need one side to grab, so I gotta work the moisture out from underneath. All right, so at this point I have the outside edge of the tint grabbing and I'm kind of just stretching it a little bit. I can use the heat gun to stretch the tint because this is a thicker piece of tint and I'm just pulling it in closer. So that's another nice thing about this kit, is that it is made from [inaudible 00:04:37] PVC vinyl, so it's a thicker vinyl. It really helps with the ease of install. So the nicer, more expensive vinyl is a lot easier to install. And it looks better once it's installed than some of the less expensive options. So at this point we stretched the corner so it's fitting the turn-signal perfectly. So once you get the tint in place, especially if you're using the heat gun, you wanna make sure that you keep working it because you don't have a whole lot of time for the piece to really set and start grabbing. So right now I'm just using the squeegee wrapped in the microfiber to work out and make sure the piece of tint conforms perfectly around the bottom of the turn signal here. All right guys, that's gonna wrap up this review and install. Keep in mind, you can always check this kit out more online right here at americanmuscle.com.
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