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"VHT's Night Shades"

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by smitty71290, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2011 at 2:42 AM
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    smitty71290

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    just looking for opions or anyone who has used the product, liked, disliked, really looking into it i think it would look great on my all black tacoma
     
  2. Aug 21, 2011 at 3:39 AM
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    myfirst06taco

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    I used it to blackout my tail lights on my contour SVT . It went on great , just use multiple thin coats , just don't go to dark , you cant go back . The only thing i didn't like , the finish faded in a year (almost like i didn't tint at all .
     
  3. Aug 21, 2011 at 3:46 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Use light coats and let it sit for a few minutes before determining if it's dark enough, it takes a minute or so to darken. Don't spray spray spray and then end up sanding it back off when it's too dark!
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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    Muy Grande

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    Good stuff. Remember light coats. :D

    You can also spray some clear coat right after you apply the Nightshades.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2011 at 6:21 AM
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    ToyComa92

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    Used it on my tail lights on my 98 Rover, Dont halfass it and youll be good, Remove the headlights and wetsand them with a high grit paper to scuff the surface. for a more matte look, If you want gloss then Rub mineral spirits on them to give them a nice clean, Like people are saying, One coat at a time With someone in the drivers seat so you can always check after each coat!
     
  6. Sep 9, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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  7. Sep 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    If it's too dark then use nailpolish remover and it'll come right off.
    Rubbing alcohol might work too.


    It works best if you tint the inside of the lenses (if possible)..leaves stock shine and gleam..and looks greaT!
     
  8. Sep 9, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    That's a really good idea. Do you have a picture?
     
  9. Sep 9, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Unfortunately no..I sold the truck and can't find a photo on my phone...so idk.


    Search around on CustomTacos..bunch of people have done it over there inside the lenses.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Looked into doing the whole Night Shades approach and a couple other sticker tint products and in the end landed up going with... DURP, yup plastidurped and have had tons of compliments, they're pretty damn dark, and like the matte finish way more. Driven in front a lot of cops and been good to go so far. Hell of a lot easier to, tape and spray.
     
  12. May 18, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    Have you got any pics w/plastidurp tails?
     
  13. May 19, 2012 at 1:01 PM
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    I do... although not sure how to post them yet...haha
     
  14. May 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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    Lets see if this worked, no the best pic but... The only one I have uploaded right now.
     
  15. May 19, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    vht night shades..
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    They havent faded much.. i clear coated them several coats.. I am about to tape off the actual lights/reflectors and make them black as night
     
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