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Blacked Out Tail Lights Mod

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

  1. Jan 7, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    I also did this on my B4 Passat Vr6... (fellow Dubber!!)

    When you do THIS TAPE the holes where the bulbs go in... That give you a better idea on what they will look like installed!!

    I also masked off the reverse light section when i did mine....


    On a warm day i may have to do this Mod again but on the a Taco...
     
  2. Jan 8, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    terrelldetsoi

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    koo thanks im going to order that niteshade and start right away
     
  3. Jan 8, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    When i had my trans am i did 800 on the lenses got rid of all the letters that are stamped on from factory then painted em, cleared and 2000 grit before an extensive buff.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Mar 12, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    redraider

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  5. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:46 PM
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    tacomaman04

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    Can you do this to your headlights as well?
     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    I wouldn't suggest it. Go with the BHLM instead.

    Finished result should look something like this:

    013_70d4863406e4ce40f1bf1bf9f7a1942ee061b617.jpg
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 2:30 AM
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    tacomaman04

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    Whats BHLM
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Black headlight mod
     
  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    Ever thought about blacking out the chrome grill ?
     
  10. Aug 14, 2009 at 4:27 AM
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    piercedtiger

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    I did. Paint chips easily. One of these days I may take it off, sand it with a brillo pad to roughen it up a little, and do 3 coats Krylon Fusion black and 2-3 coats of clear.
     
  11. Aug 14, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    The blacked out tail light Look nice but Please don't drive around in the bright sun with them, they dim your brake lights!!!!!!

    I darn near rear ended a toy car the other day because of their "Blacked out" tail light!!!:eek:
    Could not see the lights (turn or brake) with the bright sun.

    Yuma Taco,
     
  12. Sep 13, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    I have read every posting in the thread. This is my first time doing any type of painting to my Taco and I want it to be a smooth process! LOL...I have a few questions first off:

    1. What is wet sanding?
    2. What name brand is the best clear coating that works?
    3. What grit paper do I use for each process and when do I use them? Before/After?
    4. Do you sand inbetween coats of VHT?
    5. Do you sand inbetween coats of clear coat?
    6. I see people used rubbing compound...For what?
    7. I see people buffed these? When do you buff the lenses?


    Now for the process....here is how I perceive the process to go...

    1. Sand the tail lights until the DOT lettering is gone.
    2. Clean throughly!
    3. Spray a coat of VHT Night Shade on.
    4. Wait 20-30 Minutes between coats. (Usually 3 coats is good)
    5. Wait 2 hours before applying clear coat.
    6. Spray on clear coat. (Usually 3 coats is good)


    I am not knocking this threat at all.......but I have read almost ever post on here and ever MOD is indepth, step by step, and very through. maybe its just me being paranoid of screwing up, but if everyone could just give me there input and I will type up a fool proof step list and post it. please don't take this the wrong way, I just want to make this easy MOD, even easier...if that makes sense! Thanks a lot to all you fellow Tacoma Members out there!
     
  13. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    paintpimp

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    I do alot of these but I put a little bit of black paint depending on how dark someone wants them, and mix it in with the clear coat, use 800 or 1000 grit and just spray the clear with the black paint mixed in, comes out perfect everytime,but then again im using a actual paint gun and not spray can
     
  14. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:38 PM
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    Viet2100

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    I don't think some of you guys understand, VHT Nite Shades is SUPPOSED to look like that.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    Viet2100

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    Or just get them professionally done like mine:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Sep 13, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    Rollinn

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    thats the way night shades looks-dull.. I personally like the shiny look-but i hear alot of people like the duller look as well.. To each their own- good job though
     
  17. Sep 15, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    googaliebear

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    can someone please explain to me what wet sanding is? Thanks in advance!
     
  18. Sep 29, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    polkbassin

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    Yeah i used the nightshade stuff, bout 5 coats worth;) but i didnt know that sanding them made them shiny. is it too late to sand them or is there still hope of making them shinier?

    Black Tails.jpg
     
  19. Oct 15, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    tacoma1923

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    all you have to do is make sure you aply a good enough coat and you will get the shiny look to them. if you dont it gives it that faded look
     
  20. Oct 15, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Looks angry! I likey...I'm doing this next for sure along w/ my stock headlights (BHLM) and taking these cancerous Halos out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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