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tinted my tail lights...question bout 3rd brake light?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by GA_TACO4x4, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    after seeing THExBUSxDRIVER's write-up i knew i had to do this...well finally got some time off today and it came out pretty good i guess. not as clear as his but i followed the directions word for word. only did TWO shades and they seem wayy darker than his also. but im happy with the results overall.

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    i did the 3rd break light as well. twice. first time it turned out like shit. so i sanded all the Nightshade off and got it down smooth as glass and shot it again. still turned out like crap :confused:. can anyone tell me whats wrong? its got like a spider-web look to it, idk else how to explain it but see for yourself.

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    if anyone can help id greatly appreciate it!
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    same thing that i experienced yesterday.
     
  3. May 20, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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  4. May 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    Too thick.
     
  5. May 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Rocketball

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    That would be my guess as well.

    Use very light "misting" coats.
     
  6. May 22, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    Too light and it will be rough and matte looking. Just make 2 passes and let it dry until the next coat.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    *update* finally went back and fixed some stuff. got rid of the "spider webs" on my 3rd brake light by using Viet's advise, and re did my tails as well. they were too dark for my taste and had some bad imperfections in the clear coat. ignore the water it started raining on me while taking pics



     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    looks good man. i got a little spider webbing on my 3rd brake light to when i tinted mine but i didnt bother to redo it, now i know how to fix it.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    note that using a good degreaser and cleaning really well and drying helps, but slim chance that over spraying was the cause, now take a polisher and shine those bitches up with buffer.> looks good over all.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    i plan on doing that tomorrow. figured id give them a good day to dry and let the rain get outta here. hope it'll give it a nice glossy look, they kinda flat looking now
     
  11. Jun 9, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    can someone send me the link on how to tint tail lights? I can do wheels and other stuff I've seen tail lights tinted but dont know how. Thanks
     
  12. Jun 9, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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