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Tinted the Tails

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MowTaco, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    MowTaco

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    Well I got around to tinting my taillights yesterday. The niteshades can has been sitting in the cabinet for a few weeks begging to be used. I decided to tape off the reverse part of the lens to keep them nice and bright. I rubbed them down with alcohol first then shot the tint on them. After a few hours I went back with clear gloss (I was going for the shiny look). I don't know what happened, but the clear was appearing silver on top of the tint :confused:. It made it way darker too. So I began wet sanding with 1000 then 2000 grit and got it down to the tint. So I decided to leave it the matte color that comes naturally and not screw it up again with clear. Here's how it turned out:

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    I really like the way it came out. It's the first step to my blackout process. I'm planning on painting the bumpers and the badges black.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    Sweet man looks awesome!!
     
  3. Aug 22, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    i like it
     
  4. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Thanks guys. At least someone appreciates them. My whole family was making fun of me and I was proud as could be this morning and I pointed it out to all my friends and they were like umm why? They just don't get it...
     
  5. Aug 23, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    well they just be unappreciative bitches :D
     
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