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Tinting my tail lights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FL Forester, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Apr 18, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    FL Forester

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    Decided to tint my tail lights since I finally found some Nightshades.

    Here is the first picture - Tail lights removed, washed, wet sanded with 600 to remove the scratches I have put in them, washed again, cleaned and degreased.

    They are sitting on the tailgate drying out where I got water on the inside.


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  2. Apr 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    TEX357

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    What exactly does Wet Sand mean? ive read it alot and havent been able to figure it out, is it just a wet cloth scrub or actual wet sandpaper?
     
  3. Apr 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    yosh2000

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    ....wet sandpaper and lubed w/ water while sanding....
     
  4. Apr 18, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    FL Forester

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    Actual sandpaper that is ment to be used wet. The water helps clean the paper to keep it from clogging up.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    FL Forester

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    Here they are after the first coat of Niteshades.

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  6. Apr 18, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    FL Forester

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    Update -

    Finished the second coat of Niteshades and the first coat of clear

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  7. Apr 18, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Anyone know how long the stuff lasts?
     
  8. Apr 18, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    FL Forester

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    Finished up the job. A second coat of clear, then wet sanding with 2000 grit, then polishing with rubbing compound. It is too dark for pictures now, but I will get some in the daylight tomorrow.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    tinted head/tail lights-blacked out badges-3 inch tuff country lift 33 inch nittos-black steelies custom spare bed mount-hilift-weathertechs-kenwood dnx5120 dvdnav headunit-remote start-painted grille surround-fog lights-grillcraft black mesh grille
    im pretty sure itll last however long you want it to? ive had mine on for a year and its still there
     
  10. Apr 18, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    FL Forester

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    I used Krylon clear with UV protector in it to help ot hold up in the Florida sun.
     
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