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Blacked Out Tail Lights Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gbo-1148, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Apr 21, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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    gbo-1148

    gbo-1148 [OP] GET SOME!!!

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    Ive done this mod on a couple other vehicles now and it really looks great (imo) !!! i was unable to load all the pictures i took so if you have any questions message me. i used this stuff........http://72.10.43.141/nightshades.htm
    also this stuff cures darker than it may look after youre done......my pics were taken soon after they were not tacky anymore.....they are darker now. three coats is plenty enough.

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  2. Apr 21, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    looks like you didnt wet sand or clear coat , would've looked shinier but other than that good job!
     
  3. Apr 21, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yeah, before this weekend i should be wet sanding mine down a bit and recoating them.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    6taco

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    How many cans of the product did you use?:confused:
     
  5. Apr 21, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    to tint my tails, fogs, and 3rd brake lights pretty dark, i only used 1 can
     
  6. Apr 21, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    That seriously needs a clear coat and wet sanding. I've used Niteshades on 3 different vehicles and it always comes out looking just like that unless you cc and sand. Three coats of Niteshades is usually enough.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    SunnyG

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    I did a set of tails for my Corrado and it definetly looks pro if you wetsand and clear coat. It's best to wet sand with a couple of different grits of paper and get it down to the point that you shave off the DOT markings on the lights. That looks good, but if you take your time you can make it look flawless!
     
  8. Apr 21, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    TACOMAN22

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    its amazing what some sanding can do, it will make the paint last longer also
     
  9. Apr 21, 2008 at 11:47 PM
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    pdbgrafx

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    What kind of sandpaper do you use and how much sanding is necessary? And where can I purchase the VHT stuff? Also does how does the product holdup over time?
     
  10. Apr 22, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    IMO i like the dull flat look.... it might look better on a black truck hmmmm....
     
  11. Apr 22, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    K&N drop in air filter,flowmaster 40 series, blue interior neon, bhlm, color matched grill, alpine head unit w/ infinity reference series speakers, insane driver.....
    you can get it on ebay and i would use 800grit before you paint then 1000 grit after before you buff
     
  12. May 4, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    I bought the following please tell me what else I might need.
    -one can of vht nightshade
    -one can of rustolem clear coat
    -1000 grit sand paper
    -2000 grit sand paper
    -finishing scuff pad for first step
    -Goo Off to clean light after scuffing
    -3m rubbing compound
    -meguire's wax.


    Also how many coats of clear should I put on and how long should I wait before coats?
     
  13. May 27, 2008 at 8:13 PM
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  14. May 28, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    piercedtiger

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    added to cheap/free mod thread. :D
     
  15. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:15 AM
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    Any recommendations? There are a ton of different types of clear cost out there. Which one doesn't react which the Nite-Shades or plastic underneath?

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  16. Oct 2, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    Nite Shades is available here for you guys that cant find it locally Nite Shades
     
  17. Jan 6, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    do you wet sand the lens, then cc it, and spray niteshade on it sorry im new and glad i found this site if someone could email me that be great thanks, im liking all the rides here too
     
  18. Jan 7, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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    TACOMAN22

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    ok so this is the order


    1. CLEAN LIGHTS WITH SOPAY WARM WATER AND RUBBING ALC.

    2. wet sand until dull

    3. Spray as many coats as you desire with nightshades (i did 3)

    4. after completely dry (give it at leat 2 hours) clear coat at least 3 coats
     
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  19. Jan 7, 2009 at 4:28 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I did this about 2 years ago now with nite shades and clearcoat. My lights have faded since then (almost stock looking again.) I blame it on the Arizona sun -- but be prepared to respray down the line.
     
  20. Jan 7, 2009 at 6:36 PM
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    Those lights look good tacomaxx
     
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