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Tinted Tail Lights. **Pictures**

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CristianTRD, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    CristianTRD

    CristianTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I tinted my tail lights this past weekend. I figured that I would post some pictures and see what yall guys think...

    And yeah I know I still need to do my 3rd brake light.

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  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    Richard Cranium

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    Looking gooooood! Good job :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    DheadTaco

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    Looks damn good!
    How did you go about doing it?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    seksilumpia

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    did you have any paint runs? if you did,howd you get them out? looks like you did a good job tho!
     
  5. Mar 15, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    RLDTACO

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    They look great! good job :thumbsup:
     
  6. Mar 15, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    I pretty much followed THExBUSxDRIVER's write up. Bought the 3M headlight restoration kit and used the sand paper that came with that to prep the tail lights to be painting with the VHT night shades. The sanding also took out any scratches that were on the tails. After painting with VHT I put like 15 coats of clear enamel to keep it from fading with time. Then used the 3000 sand paper on the clear enamel, then I used the foam pad that also came with the kit. Lastly I finished with Meguiars polish to finish it up. Like I said before follow the write up and you should be good.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    CristianTRD

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    No. I didn't have any runs. I was being real careful trying not to let it run.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Looks like you did a great job. Hows light transmission now?
     
  9. Mar 18, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    Thanks man! Thats what I want mine to look like. Where did you get the VHT? How many coats of that did you spray?
     
  10. Mar 19, 2011 at 6:03 AM
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    Very shinny.....

    Looks good.
     
  11. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    I bought the VHT from pep boys. I put on two good coats of spray on.
     
  12. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    It actually still transmissions pretty good still. My dad drove the truck and I followed in another vehicle and it seemed to be fine.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    Thanks man.!
     
  14. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    OP, great job. You've got a much shinier look than I currently do, but I am waiting on the last coat of clear to dry before wet sanding and polishing with compound. Here's what it looks like so far. Was concerned with over-tinting the brake and reverse lights so I took a different approach. Opinions welcome!

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  15. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    that looks legit!!

    OP very nice job, looks clean :thumbsup:
     
  16. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    i like that! got any final pics after sanding? should turn out awesome! nice job!
     
  17. Apr 20, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    anthojoe

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    Well gents here's what it turned out like. Total time front first screw removal to last screw tightened 7 hrs 15 mins. Still a very light "orange peel" texture on the lens but my arms were tired as hell and I was happy with the shine.

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  18. Apr 22, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    CristianTRD

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    Dang that looks real sharp.! Nice job.!
     
  19. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    CristianTRD

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    I recently took off the pin stripe off my truck.

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  20. Apr 22, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Very nice
     
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