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Painted or Smoked Tail Lights Chime In!!!

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    Painted or Smoked Tail Lights Chime In!!!

    I'm looking to darken my tail lights but I'm not a normally a fan of the covers, so my question is, for those of you that have painted your tail lights black (or smoked), How'd you go about doing it and keeping them from dulling out.

    Pics are appreciated as well.

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    Awesome write-up. I had checked Ls1Tech as well but I didn't see this. Thanks for the info. I'll probably end up doing this.

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    post photos!!!!!

    i'd love to see this on a black car. i know luos would say too much black though.

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    My car's NBM but if I do it I'll be sure to post photos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    My car's NBS but if I do it I'll be sure to post photos.
    it'll put you back in good standings....after everyone wanted you banned for the joke thread you had............pink ping pong balls bs....

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    lmao it was completely worth it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benner View Post
    Awesome write-up. I had checked Ls1Tech as well but I didn't see this. Thanks for the info. I'll probably end up doing this.
    Be careful its very easy to get them too dark. That might result in a ticket or rear end collision. Go with 2 light coats like it says on the can. Test them out and if needed you can darken them up some then clear coat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jknelms View Post
    post photos!!!!!

    i'd love to see this on a black car. i know luos would say too much black though.
    They're covers, but they still look nice.






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    VHT on a black car.




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    I like the way the tails look stock personally, I dont see a need to black them out completely. A few shades darker would be a nice tough IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TempleU_WS6 View Post
    I like the way the tails look stock personally, I dont see a need to black them out completely. A few shades darker would be a nice tough IMO.
    I would do that, but I don't trust myself enough...knowing my luck i wouldn't be even and I would hate myself everytime I looked at them, cause I'm OCD like that

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    I bought 2 can of niteshades. I will do a write up in the spring.



    I am a little worried about cops since its my DD, so I plan on darkening them up a good bit. right now, the black stuff o the inside of the lens is bubbling back, so it looks terrible. hopefully the niteshade will make that dissapear

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    this is with two light coats of night shades.


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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwax View Post
    this is with two light coats of night shades.

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    now that is perfect. brake lights will shine through good. I want to do mine but am concerned about if I get rearended the cops would charge me with the accident. All they would have so say is that my lights were tinted and they couldnt see the brake lights. Just some food for thought.

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    I did the vht on my neon and the paint kept dripping. after a few coats it seemed ok duuring the day time,but when i light up the light, you can see the drips. any input?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    I did the vht on my neon and the paint kept dripping. after a few coats it seemed ok duuring the day time,but when i light up the light, you can see the drips. any input?
    I would try to wetsand them then a clearcoat after the desired tint has been reached. As far a dripping sounds like you sprayed to heavey of a coat. Do you have the lights out when painting them ?

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    i use to put blackouts on immediately... then grew out of it.. i like them better on camaros..

    the T/A tail lights just look too good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwax View Post
    this is with two light coats of night shades.

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    Looks great

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