Are the black outs legal to use on my regular use vehicle?
This varies from location to location. Many law enforcement agencies allow cosmetic lens covers on vehicles so long as the lights can still be seen. There are some that enforce the fact that you cannot have any type of lens cover over your forward or rear lights. It's always good to check with your local city and state laws if you are unsure.
How do I attach the black out tail light cover to my vehicle?
This is based on your personal preference. I have seen them held on with clips, heavy duty Velcro strips, screws, and many other ways. The Pontiac Firebird pictured throughout this website uses 4 screws, one in each corner of the blackout.
How durable is the black out tail light cover?
The black outs are made from a tinted acrylic. Once attached to the vehicle, they are quite tough. However, these plastics are not bullet proof. If someone decided to kick the black out hard enough (thinking their car had a protective shell or something) chances are, the black out would crack. They hold up extremely well to the ravages of the elements, and keeping them clean is as easy as washing your car.
Note: Care should be taken drilling into the black out for screw holes. I've noticed a high speed Dremel Tool and bit works very well.
Do you have black outs for other vehicles?
As of right now, not yet.
What color scanner lenses to you carry?
Red, Yellow, Amber, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange, Gray, White, Frosted, and many in between. Special requests can be sent to Mike @
email@example.com or by the Contact Mike tab at the top of the page.
How do I purchase a colored lens or a black out?
Using the Contact Me tab or by firstname.lastname@example.org, you can request particular sizes of lens, colors, and information about your needs, then in the Products page, there is a Pay Pal link for the colored lenses and the tail light black outs after each of their descriptions.
Did the cost of your tail light blackouts go up during the month of October?
Unfortunately, due to the rising costs of acrylic materials, we were forced to offset our cost by adding a slight increase to the purchase price of our blackouts. As with the law of supply and demand, when our material costs go down, so do our prices. We try to stay ahead of the curve to keep our prices fair, and offer a reliable product. The one piece tail light blackout was previously offered for $50.00. During the month of October, we saw a rise in manufacturing costs which forced us to raise the price to $65.00. Any orders placed during the advertised price of $50.00 per blackout will be honored.
Do you have any videos on the installation of the black outs or the lenses?
We will be adding a video shortly that shows one of the techniques in mounting the black out. It utilizes screws and requires drilling into the stock tail light assembly. In addition, we will have information in that video regarding bending your scanner lenses to follow the contour of the scanner light bar.
How long does it take to receive your products once my order has been placed?
If you have ordered a blackout or scanner lens, the only waiting period is for payment to clear. Typically, we have several blackouts and lenses always in stock and ready to ship. However, due to variables such as location, shipping overseas, and special orders, we have set a time of 2 - 4 weeks for delivery of any acrylic piece once payment is received. The Audio Companion DVD typically ships out the same week it was ordered.
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