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Tinted My Tail Lights Last Night...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by ColtsTRD, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD [OP] .....

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    The pics aren't very good because of the high sun but here ya go...
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  2. jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Lookin good!
     
  3. cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Those look sweet!
     
  4. uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

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    what did you use? I thought they were suppose to be glossy, some people's are and some arn't? I wanna do it but haven't quite got the balls yet to potentially mess up my taillights.
     
  5. ColtsTRD

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    I used Nite Shades Spray Tint. I wet sanded the hell out of em with 400 grit sand paper and let them air dry. Then I used rubbing alcohol to clean the surface and put 3 coats of Nite Shades on and 3 layers of Clear Coat waiting 20 minutes between each coat. I like the dull matt black look better...i'm not much into shiney things :cool:
    The shiney ones your refering to are like clear black stickers people put on their tails. I think this is more durable
     
  6. TorenApart

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    They would be more shiney had you used a finer grit sandpaper.

    Anywho.... looks good!
     
  7. gupster88

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    looks good...whos the fine look legs in the pic?
     
  8. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Looks good Scott.....Next time, get a better pic of the legs walking by. :)
     
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    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Looks good.
     
  10. gupster88

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    i concur to this, refer to my previous post for proof:D
     
  11. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Great minds! :proposetoast:
     
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    ...think alike :cheers:
     
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    Im gonna do this soon. Maybe next weekend. Except Im going to use the Line-X film.
     
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    If you wanted them dull then you didn't have to sand them. VHT Nite Shades are dull when completely dried. The glossy ones are only when you clear them or mix black with clear.

    That stuff looks gray.
     
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    Are there different shades?
     
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    Yes, you can get different percentages. But, when the sun is hitting your tails, it looks gray. Just FYI.
     
  17. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    He sanded them to promote adhesion of the tint, and I belive, he was going for the mat look. He doesnt like the glossy look.
     
  18. ColtsTRD

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    Like chris said, I wet sanded first so that the paint would stick better :thumbsup: Thanks for your 0.02 though...
     
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    Will you 2 getta room! Jeeeeez!!!! :laugh: j/k
     
  20. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    :eek: EEwwwwwww!!!
     
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