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Tail light tint advice

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by francis1291, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Oct 9, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    francis1291

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    I just tinted my taillights and was waondering if i should put clear coat over them or can i just do it another day? I let them dry for about 2hrs. can i go through a car wash or will it mess up the lights?
     
  2. Oct 9, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    well if you go to a carwash after the taillights have dryed for the two hours i think you should be fine
     
  3. Oct 9, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    yes you should be fine. why not wash it yourself at home. much better than carwashes. but yea just apply a coat of clear coat later no rush necessary
     
  4. Oct 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    car washes and brushes = swirls.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    exactly
     
  6. Oct 10, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    If you wait and do the clear coat another day, make sure you clean them really good before painting.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    I tinted them yestarday and i was just wondering would it of mattered if i sanded them? When you get close close you can see that it is not smooth or will the clear coat make that go away?
     
  8. Oct 10, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Yeah you can wet sand them with a high grit. Then put the clear over them.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    is wet sand when u let sandpaper sit it water then sand? sorry if that is a dumb ?. what kind of grit do u think i should use? if i sand them will that make them look dull and look like they got scratches all over them?
     
  10. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    yes wet sand is when you get like a 1000 or 1200 grit sandpaper and have a bucket of water handy. dip it in the water, sand, dip it into water, sand, repeat. thats what i had to do to mine bc after i tinted mine they came out too dark so i wetsanded them and then put a clear coat. after wet sanding and adding clear coat it made it look like it had a matte finish. no noticeable scratches bc the clear coat helped that but it turns into a matted look instead of the glossy look (maybe if you put several coats of clearcoat it might make it glossy IDK?) . but that went well with my truck so i kept it. when you wet sand them be very careful and make sure you sand them evenly!!!!!!! or else you will get blotches. big no-no. just sand evenly
     
  11. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    This is with clear.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Before i fixed them...

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    After i fixed them ...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    Fletch .... did you wet sand them also?? or is that just tint and clearcoat
     
  14. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    I had them done by a body shop, I'm sure they sanded between coats.
     
  15. Oct 10, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    they look great
     
  16. Oct 10, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    I will post some pics of them in a couple days. I got to get these college test out of the way first. Thank yall for help. Pics will be on soon.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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  18. Oct 10, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    Yea i looked at that b4 i did mine but i didnt think i needed to sand them. they look fine now i thikn they will look better after clear coat but i still debating if i wanta do a 3rd coat. there pretty dark now and debating if i wanta sand them. im knida nervous to do that
     
  19. Oct 10, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    I mean, if you think you are going to mess up, then don't do it, haha.

    Just be ready to re-do your tails a lot sooner.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    so if i dont sand them i going to have to re paint them?
     
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