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HOW TO: Tinting tail lights, The right way (PICS)

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by THExBUSxDRIVER, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 20, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.
    If you can, you should do a couple more coats. And is let them dry for a whole day just to make sure that the clear has cured completely. The warmer the weather, the better
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    After I sanded mine and used the rubbing compound and plastx, it still didn't shine like yours did. I don't know what to do because it doesn't look too good.. lol
     
  3. Nov 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    Has anyone done this on their fornt lights? I have seen it and it looks awesome. I just wonder how well your headlights shine through it.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    Not enough.
    did you polish by hand?
    Please dont do it
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    Yeah, I polished by hand.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    That may be why it doesnt shine. If you do it by hand then have to press hard and rub for a long time.

    If you have a power drill I recommend using that with a polishing wheel attachment
     
  7. Nov 22, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    Yeah. I also don't think I sanded well enough because I still have an orange peel-looking-light. lol. I'm getting a polishing wheel for my drill today and I'll let you know how it turns out.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Yeah I did it by hand as well and it took some time to get it right. I could have gotten it shinier if I had a polishing wheel though.:cool:
     
  9. Nov 22, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    Yea make sure to sand the lights well. Remember more strokes and less pressure when sanding at this stage. Same with polishing because it actually cuts when its done so make sure you have plenty of clear to protect your tint.
    Yea by hand is a pain. Had the buffing wheel from my headlight restore kit so I just used that.
     
  10. Nov 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Good news, got a polishing wheel! So tomorrow after work I'm giving it shot #2!
     
  11. Dec 12, 2010 at 11:47 AM
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    hey the mod is sick i did it off this post thnx but i live in the mountains and often backing up a trailer and cant see at night with the back up light tinted was wondering if anyone knows of a brighter bulb ? help
     
  12. Dec 12, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    so how did it turn out?
    You can spray a bit less tint over the reverse light section or you can put a brighter bulb if there is one.
     
  13. Dec 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    it turned out sick i found some led lights on the internet for a good price and free shipping.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    Leds for the reverse lights? or all of them?

    Pics man!
     
  15. Dec 17, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    Still doesn't look exactly like yours, but it looks A LOT better than before!
     
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  17. Dec 18, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Ehh.. I don't have any at the time, but I'll try to get some up tomorrow after work!
     
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    just so everyone else can learn from my mistake, DO NOT try to spray the VHT tint in cold weather (i tried in 50*F). as it dries, it will begin to crack all around. i sanded the lights down with 800, 1000, and 2000 before hand. luckily i tried on some old tail light before my 2011 lights, so i dodged a bullet there. def try to keep it at 70*F or more.
     
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    I'm confused on how to take off the gray piece, I have all of the bulbs out of their sockets, but I don't want to break anything
     
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