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Is it too black? Is it functionable?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zeeya2000, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    zeeya2000

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    Alright guys i bout some VHT Nightshade and applied two coats of it on my tail lights. Im not too sure if this is okay or not its kinda dark...
    Whats your opinion on the tail lights, will i have to buy whole new covers and start the project over again??

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    This is with brakes applied...
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    i think it might be okay for nighttime driving but we will have to see just how bad it is during daytime driving????:eek::(
     
  2. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    zeeya2000

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    Please excuse the dirtyness, shes never this dirty but weve had quite a bit of rain lately.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    CUtigerfan

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    wow. maybe its just the pics but the 2 daytime shots look REALLY dark. pull it out of the garage and take a few in the sun. the night pic looks like they might be bright enough
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    take a couple 2-3 car lengths away at night
     
  5. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    zeeya2000

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    those two top pictures are at night by the garage light.
    i havnt seen them in the daylight yet, i will post some pics of it in the day light tomm after i get off work. ill do the same 2-3 car links away tomm evening because ive already gotten the evil eye from my neighbors because my truck is too loud:notsure:
     
  6. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    zeeya2000

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  7. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:42 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Way to dark imo.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2010 at 9:51 PM
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    well i guess Im going to just here and stare at them. maybe if i stare hard enough it will start to become the correct shade:frusty:
     
  9. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:02 PM
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    I did the VHT and it looked that dark right after. It lightenens up...at least mine did
     
  10. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    Did you put a clear coat on them?
     
  11. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    can you get sued if the other driver dont see the light and rear ends you?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    holy christ. how thick did you coat it. here is 3 coats with wet sanding between coats

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  13. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    Wow, thats black!
     
  14. Aug 10, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    No. Theyre only temp until I can afford some others
     
  15. Aug 11, 2010 at 3:58 AM
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    nope no clear coat just strictly two coats of vht
     
  16. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:00 AM
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    well haha obviously pretty damn thick. i think ill have to eventually buy a whole new set of tail light covers and hopefully not be as generous with the nightshade.
     
  17. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:02 AM
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    idk but im pretty sure nothing good would come out of it
     
  18. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    have you had any trouble with them regarding cops and whatnot, or just any trouble period???
     
  19. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:11 AM
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    You should be able to, and it should come in to play with any insurance claims, were any victim of it to fight it.

    Making yourself harder to see in traffic and making it harder for you to see in front of you has got to be one of the dumbest 'mods' i see on here.
     
  20. Aug 11, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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    try wet sanding it with about 1000 grad and a layer of clear
     
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