BlackVue Install; Tinted Tails; Vinyl Progress - Photos

Lincoln LS

  1. Andrizzle

    Andrizzle Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    5,076
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Thought I would post an update on my LS. Vinyl project is still underway (taking forever). I still have to wrap the spoiler and put it on, also I am in need of touching up a few areas.

    First off we have the BlackVue 'dashcam'. This little guy is pretty neat, it auto records everything outside my windshield including audio, speed, location, and time. I will get some videos up in the near future showing the quality of the video(s).

    I hardwired it into the car just like everything else, it comes with a plug in to the accessory port - but that is trashy.

    Also I hooked into one of my headunit's video inputs so I can actually stream the camera. No real point to this, other than aiming and making sure it is focused (camera is light sensitive). Also, just as a cool factor & a 'might as well' factor.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]





























    Next we have the tinted taillights, as you may recall, my previous lights were painted on the red section to match the paint. I ran those with my non-LED tails and it ended up melting in the summer. These are the original tails with a film over them. The quality is definitely not as nice as paint - but it gets the job done and does so non-permanently. Also I kind of like the smoked look rather than the blacked out red that I had before.

    Tell me what you guys think?



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]





















    Here is a few garbage shots of the car in low light conditions, still using my pink Panasonic point and shoot! :D



    [​IMG]



    [​IMG]






    BlackVue DR400G HD Dashcam Demo in Lincoln LS - YouTube
     
  2. JVIP

    JVIP Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    Location:
    Down Under
    Just plain sick bro.......what made you decide on the camera?

    I like it without the spoiler, looks more clean.......
     
  3. dNyce LS

    dNyce LS Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    2,128
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Location:
    San Diego
    That red thing again!!!

    Car looks great
     
  4. marcredd

    marcredd Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    3,069
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Location:
    Ironton
    Car looks good. Not so sure about the tailights. I guess because I see so many Cavaliers and Fast and Furious tuners with them smoked. I think the car stands out enough without them blacked out.
     
  5. Ck2000LS

    Ck2000LS LVC Member

    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Location:
    Rockford
    That car is SICK, i love it man. I have always loved matte black espeacially on cars but yours just smokes the hell outta them other ones.
     
  6. centason

    centason Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2012
    Location:
    Groton
    LMFAO, I was thinking the samething. I think driz has the hots for that Suzuki. Looking great driz. Like the camera idea, how much you get it for and from where.
     
  7. FrankLS

    FrankLS Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Location:
    Tucson
    Looks great. I like how you have left the pillars in their gloss black. I think having them matte would break up the window section and not look as smooth as it does right now.
     
  8. 1MiC

    1MiC Active LVC Member

    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2012
    Location:
    San Antonio
    sick car man. i think the tails look perfect! blacked out gets kinda played, but your smoked tails match your car perfectly IMO
     
  9. TooManyToys

    TooManyToys Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    420
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    New Jersey Shore
    I'll just do my SAE warning then leave this alone. Nice work BTW.

    One of my employees tinted the rear tails on his / his wife's Mustang. One morning I was following him to work and I had a hard time seeing the brake lights when he was pulling into our shop. I mentioned it to Andy as we were going in the building but he was not concerned and liked the look.

    About a month later as I was getting on the northbound GSP I noticed an accident in the southbound lanes in the middle of a traffic backup. It looked like Andy's Mustang.

    Next morning found out that was his wife driving the car and the pickup following the car ran into it with the driver telling the police he couldn't tell the car was stopping due to the low light level. She got a ticket for that and suffered neck issues for the next years. It's kind of a good thing to make sure the drivers behind you know you're stopping.

    You can debate the legality, but this is more about the safety.

    Off soapbox.
     
  10. jmtiseo

    jmtiseo The Peanut Gallery

    Messages:
    2,573
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Location:
    Romeo, MI
    Nice look for the tails Driz. I had mine blacked out for the longest time. When I got ahold of T-Money's with the smoked tint on them, I'm never blacking them out again. It's enough to take out the intensity of the red and the white of the lense.

    What film did you use? Lamin-X?

    Wow, just checked the price on the dash cam, was not expecting it to be so cheap!
     
  11. john doe

    john doe Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    ny
    Nothing short of extraordinary. Those tails look even better with the vinyl IMO.
     
  12. Andrizzle

    Andrizzle Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    5,076
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Thanks guys, the camera is for general security and kind of there as a witness. If I had one of these in my wreck a couple years back it would have saved me a ticket and insurance reputation. It is pretty neat, also. lol


    The tails show up darker on camera than they are in person, but I hear what you're saying about being able to see the brakelights. My previous tails were wayyyy dark. Zero red came through them unless I was on the brake and it was pretty dim.

    I used Oracal 8300 vinyl on the lights - stuff isn't too bad looking, but nothing compares to cleanliness of paint.

    I am mixed on the tails, not sure if I should cut the signal out, or something else.



    Thanks for the compliments on the wrap guys, it was a lot of work and overtime my opinion on wrapping a car yourself is starting to change. It is really dependent on the type of car you are wrapping, the LS is not in the easy category! You guys make it worth it when people comment on it.




    Also blackout trial is still coming, going to see what it's like with mclaren, black lower grill trim, and black wheels.
     
  13. dNyce LS

    dNyce LS Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    2,128
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Location:
    San Diego
    Black tails are dangerous, smoked tails, such as these in the pics, are not bad.
     
  14. LS4me

    LS4me Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    9,966
    Likes Received:
    272
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Location:
    San Diego
    I'm generally not a fan, but in your case I think blacked-out (Plasti-Dip?) wheels would look very good. You would have a totally stealthy look!
     
  15. trifelife

    trifelife Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2010
    Location:
    Dallas
    The car looks great. If you want to go too far and mess the look up, definitely start screwing around with the wheels. They would look terrible black.

    It's perfect right now.
     
  16. mlara1129

    mlara1129 Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    4,100
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Location:
    Tri-State Area
    Wow thats sick! both the camera and the car.

    I personally like this look for your tails better. Although in general I would prefer a much, much lighter tint.
     
  17. Tony Starks

    Tony Starks Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto
    Looks better without the spoiler and debaged, the tails look good with the vinyl..
    I don't know what you could possibly do to make your car look any better..

    Swag on a trilli :cool:
     
  18. Stopsign002

    Stopsign002 Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    1,316
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Looking awesome man. Those rims are are sweet. Definitely like the cam be hard wired in. Where did ya run the wires to to hook it up?
     
  19. M4rk

    M4rk Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    2,553
    Likes Received:
    45
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Location:
    Ontario
    What's that button in-between the two dome lights for?
     
  20. fastmark1993

    fastmark1993 Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    2,151
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Reverse sensor
     
  21. BlackLS06

    BlackLS06 Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    5,957
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2010
    Location:
    DFW
    Sweet ride.

    Not really much else i would do it personally besides getting drilled and slotted rotors and the calipers powdercoated.
     
  22. vryniceLS

    vryniceLS Active LVC Member

    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Location:
    Milwaukee
    That last pic is so sexy. :hump:

    Keep those tails, they look good just like that.
     
  23. Alax7

    Alax7 Dedicated LVC Member

    Messages:
    7,816
    Likes Received:
    38
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Location:
    LA
    Everything looks great.

    The camera fits good, nice and hidden.How did you wire it? Do you have parking mode on at all times?
     
  24. john doe

    john doe Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2011
    Location:
    ny

    Yea, after that it would be a wrap.
     
  25. Ivan_D

    Ivan_D Well-Known LVC Member

    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Location:
    Southern Illinois
    I definitely like the smoked tails with the flat black wrap. Your old ones looked like they might be darker than the rest of the car.

    I'm still amazed at how good the wrap turned out!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.