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This is a discussion on options for dark green T/A within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; I have 2 cans of niteshade, and a new trans am bumper......heres the plan. I was thinkin of doin the ...

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    options for dark green T/A

    I have 2 cans of niteshade, and a new trans am bumper......heres the plan.


    I was thinkin of doin the CETA center section satin black. I think satin looks better then flat, and gloss is not for me........

    then, I was gonna shade the wing light, and the taillights, but leave that little reflective part that is bright red......


    I wanted to leave that little slivver part still red. I was wondrin what that would look like.

    can anyone photoshop that up?


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    Had to darken the whole center panel, because of the lighting on the lights, it wouldn't have came out looking right had I not.

    Reflectors Untinted:


    Reflectors Lightly Tinted:


    Reflectors Completely Tinted:


    Had to photoshop your bumper a bit on the right. Not sure what's up with the sagging next to the exhaust tip.

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    If you're going to tint the tail lights I'd do the entire thing. I think it'd look funky with the reflectors part left without tint.

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    i like the lightly tinted reflectors

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    thanks man.

    yeah, you can see in the original, the previous owner ripped the rear bumper, and it now sags, so I bought a new bumper that I am gonna get painted soon.


    I think I will leave the trans am logo, black out the tailight, and lightly shade the reflector and wing light.

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    The thing about not painting the reflector is this...after you put 2 cans of VHT NightShades on the lights, you'll have to sand it down so there is an even transition between the painted parts and the non-painted parts.

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    lightly tint the reflectors. its adds more intrest to the tail lights... this will also allow you to blent the tint a little...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    The thing about not painting the reflector is this...after you put 2 cans of VHT NightShades on the lights, you'll have to sand it down so there is an even transition between the painted parts and the non-painted parts.
    The reflectors pop right out, they're a completely separate piece. So he probably wouldn't have to worry about that.

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    .I think I will leave the trans am logo, black out the tailight, and lightly shade the reflector and wing light.[/QUOTE]
    I tint tail lights and have even done some headlights. First through that nightshades crap away. If you getting you bumper painter have the shop do your lights at the same time. My buddy used that VHT,doesn't look half as good as having them prof. done. You can even chose how dark and the color.
    I do them smoke color, black, and I have a graphite black I used once.
    You just mix the blk or jet blk with some clear, the some normal clear and the nice part is you can wet sand and buff it after so it shines.

    yeah, you can see in the original, the previous owner ripped the rear bumper, and it now sags, so I bought a new bumper that I am gonna get painted soon.
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    I plan on doing a good amount of wet sanding, before, during, and after I lay down the VHT.

    then, I will have a regular clearcoat sprayed over it while my bumper is being cleared

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