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VHT Nightshades Cracking

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BLP, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Dec 20, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    BLP

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    Tinted my tail lights with nightshades today and they came out great. However, the 3rd brake light had "cracks" in the paint and it looks really bad. Sprayed another coat and it didn't fill them in. What should I do to remove the tint and get the cracks out?
     
  2. Dec 20, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Rubbing alcohol and scrub away
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Sounds like the nightshades is reacting to some residue on the lens, probably wax. You might need to sand the tinit off. If you can get it off with rubbing alcohol then you can try that, but be carefult it doen't ruin the lens.

    Once you get everything off, you need to clean the lens real well, prep-sol would be the best. The sell spray cans of that where you buy paint. If not, clean real well with dish washing detergant, maybe wipe it down with some acetone (quickly) to remove what ever you can, just be careful that what ever you use doesn't ruin the lens!
     
  4. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    Sand it and redo it
     
  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    what did you use to clean the 3rd brake light cover before you sprayed the nightshades on it?
     
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