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Should I paint my tailights?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by trd7, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Sep 3, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    trd7

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    I'm pretty sure i'm going to paint my corners fully, but not sure bout third brake light or tails yet. Comments?
     
  2. Sep 3, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    JLee

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    Now when you say paint do you mean tint? Or are you going to just paint them?
     
  3. Sep 3, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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  4. Sep 3, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    I just tinted mine completely black and love it. I would defiently do a light coat and see how you like it. If you want darker do another light coat. It takes like ten minutes for it to fully darken so wait a while before you spray more on or you will get them too dark.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    I was going to paint them with VHT nightshade. Yours look good higherlux.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Good advice^ ;) Thanks
     
  7. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    dont paint use VHT niteshades
     
  8. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Yeah thats what I was going to use
     
  9. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:29 AM
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    ok when i heard paint i was like :facepalm: hope he does not use regular spray paint lol
     
  10. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    hahaha no I ain't that stupid :p
     
  11. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    Well you are 18 :spy: haha
     
  12. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    So you are 21, 3 years :rolleyes: :goingcrazy:
     
  13. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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  14. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    check out the build thread
    i night shaded mine :) pics in my build
     
  15. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    i used regular spraypaint

    whats wrong with that?
     
  16. Sep 3, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    I just did mine and like it

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    I say go for it.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Thanks everyone :) I will probably do it tonight with my bud and post pics later on.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    Forgot to add, I taped off my reverse lights. I wanted them to stay as bright as possible, plus I like the contrast. I tried doing clear over mine and it ended up messing them up bad. I was wet sanding for quite awhile. Don't over complicate it, just paint em as dark as you want and go. I cleaned mine with alcohol first to remove anything that might've been on them.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    I got you, is wet sanding really necessary?
     
  20. Sep 3, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    okay so I went at it
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    after three or four coats..hopefully they turn out alright
     
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