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Old 05-04-2011, 05:27 AM
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I'm a big fan of smoked tail lights, even more when they are on a black car. I actually had a buddy of mine that works at a body shop paint mine. He is really good, he just sprayed them until I got them at the shade that I wanted. I'll try to find some pictures they where on my old car. I was thinking about trying to use some sort of Car wrap on my next car to have a less permanent way of tinting my tail lights.

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Old 05-07-2011, 06:19 PM
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i just did mine today, 3 coats of VHT, and 2 coats of Clearcoat
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Old 05-08-2011, 03:55 PM
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^ Not feeling it, but to each, their own. Now, drop it like it's hot.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:38 AM
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do the whole car. A guy I worked with sprayed mine for me.

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:35 AM
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now you need to wet sand and buff, to get rid of that Orange peel
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:29 PM
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mine came out kinda dull and it never bothered me till i just recently got my tints done (15%) and now i want glossy tail lights....

-i was told to wet sand then polish out.

-what grit sandpaper do you guys think?

-any reccomentdations for polish?

or does anyone have any different methods they know would work?
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:12 PM
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has anyone done the red tint on a ss?
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:07 AM
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Had mine sprayed professionally.

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Old 08-09-2012, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ooobigfire View Post
I like mine! 3 coats of VHT night shades and 3 coats of clear and its on BB to give you a good reference.


love the piston hanging from your tow hook
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:39 AM
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Thanks. I thought it was funny too. When I lowered the car it sat on the ground though, so its gone lol.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:50 AM
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You can reverse VHT. 1000 grit sand paper to sand off the VHT and 10-15 minutes of polishing, with a high speed dril. Had some grit get on my bumper lenses after I sprayed them, had to redo the one.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:57 AM
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After you sand it down like that and polish, don't you have to continually polish them like every time you wash the car?
Has anyone tried taking off the VHT and spraying them with clear?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:43 AM
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I don't know about that, but if you do you can polish and then spray uv resistant clear on it, this can be done to headlights also.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:48 AM
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I had mine painted professionally as well.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:11 PM
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anyone have any brand suggestions for the tint film, I would like to actually paint them but the cops in my area of ny are a pain.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:27 PM
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here are my blacked out housings, a little different than just vht nite shades

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Old 12-11-2015, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by NautyOne View Post
A little sample of what red would look like.


what wheels are you on? They totally look nice but only a peak
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:02 PM
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The smoke looks good... not a big fan of the red tint.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:50 PM
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I just can't agree with tinted lenses, that's why I just open and paint the inside of the heads and tails instead, it just looks so much better imho

*I've been working on a few different ideas, one of them being dual halos for brakes and turn signals while utilizing the brake light dome for reverse lights which will be for my 8 when they're done:D (red lens replaced with dark grey tinted lens, but reverse lights are okay with me to be tinted though)
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