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Blacked out tail lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DOT, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    DOT

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    Once you go black on the tail lights can you go back to stock color ? I smoked mine and not sure I really like it. Anyone know how I could take the paint off of them?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    PhilipRoth

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    Depending on how they look, maybe we could trade? Any pics?
     
  3. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    RainDodger

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    I don't get why people do this. I saw one the other day and I could barely see his brake lights.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    Silver06Taco

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    You should be able to sand it off exactly how you prepped it, then maybe just add the clear coat. I'm not sure how that would look though as I've never done it.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    tbturner47

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    What year is your truck, depending on how it looks i might trade as well
     
  6. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    DOT

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    I did think about sanding them and doing a clear coat, I didnt sand them when I smoked them so it might work well, I dont really want to trade them if anything I might just find a used pair and sell the black ones
     
  7. Jul 8, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I have mine smoked but not blacked out. Remember people, theres ways to give them a lite tint and not completely blacked out.;)
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    Damn, that looks good danny. I want LED tails :(
     
  9. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    I've heard once you go black you can't go back.... :D
     
  10. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    Amen brotha

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

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    To the original post...the easiest thing for you to do maybe to swap with someone who wants smoked tails.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.
    so from what i've read, you didn't prep the bare light right? and you didn't throw clear over the tint?

    In this case you can use a gas soaked rag and wipe it away.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    I did a clear coat just over the top
     
  14. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    jdtemple

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    should be able to use some plastic polish, it will take a long time. start in one area to break under the clear/tint and work your way out from there.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    x2 u should be able to buff it back up. want sand it with 1000 grit
     
  16. Jul 8, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    I'd try the gas and rub really good.

    If that doesn't work then you'll have to sand and buff the bare light to get it back to normal
     
  17. Jul 8, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    DITTO

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jul 10, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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  19. Jul 10, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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  20. Jul 10, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    or carb cleaner works great to
     
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