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WTF VHT?!!!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by upnadam, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    upnadam

    upnadam [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Had some VHT laying around that I had bought to do some stuff on for my motorcycle and thought I'd ease into the tail light black out by doing the high mount first. Wet sanded and cleaned (with alcohol) and then painted two light coats and got this result basically. This is actually a pic of it AFTER i sanded off the first attempt. Was left with just the dark lines you see. I continued sanding until those were gone and then sanded some more for good measure. On the second go round used 320, 400, and 1000 all wet.

    Will clear fill this in and make it all nicey nicey? Do I need to sand this before I clear if that's the case? OR does someone have a Toyota part number for the high mount lens? FACK.

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  2. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    jberry813

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    Same thing happend to my third brake light...twice.
    Wet sand it back to red. Get ALL the old shit off.
    Acetone it clean.

    Spray SUPER light coats. And by super light coat I mean like one pass. I built a little heat booth with a small heater and set the brake light in there in between coats. It takes a long as time, but it won't crack like that.
     
  3. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:31 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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  4. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    I did my tails and third all at the same time and exaclty the same way. Only the third cracked like that.

    Judging by the overspray, the coats the OP did were too thick.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    LUSETACO

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    Could also be a humidity issue. Humidity and drying paint are not a good combo. Also as already stated, use very light coats. Good luck!
     
  6. Aug 1, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    xwillx93

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    Im coming to the realization VHT isnt worth it...my cab light did the same thing. Did my tails a couple times, then got pulled over at night because apparently they weren't even visable. So im sanding it all off and only putting one light coat on the tails until i can get some new tail lights.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    upnadam

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    Thanks guys. Beer and sand paper here I come.
     
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