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This is a discussion on Smoothed and Blacked out my Tails within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS Thats why TINT is the way to go. You can take it back off with no ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADASS2000SS View Post
    Thats why TINT is the way to go. You can take it back off with no affects to your lights, it does not bubble or fade, and a good amount of light still comes thru!

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    How did you get the tint to cover around the soft corners and bends? When I tried, it would just bubble and wrinkle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Here you go guys:

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    If you look at the inside of the passenger light, you'll see two "fisheyes", or airbubbles under the paint. I was pissed when I saw those. I tried my best to keep my fingers off of the lights while I was painting, but I guess I wasn't careful enough. I have to take it off, sand it down in those areas, and repaint. Luckily, they are located where there is straight black paint, so I don't have to worry about evening out the VHT.

    Edit: Oh, and ignore the dirtiness of my car, like I said, It's been sitting in my garage for 3 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyun View Post
    How did you get the tint to cover around the soft corners and bends? When I tried, it would just bubble and wrinkle.
    I had them tinted by a 3M auto shield dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
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    Well I'm sure that's your problem. There could be any number of chemicals under your VHT that are trying to leach out.

    Recommendation: Sand off and try again.

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    Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike's TA View Post
    Well I'm sure that's your problem. There could be any number of chemicals under your VHT that are trying to leach out.

    Recommendation: Sand off and try again.
    I did. Finally got a decent coat to stick. Orange peel is epic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    somthing else to consider-have no idea how you'd support it all from breaking apart during install. Maybe use jayleno's 3D scanner/plastic maker LOL!

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    that looks sweet wish i could do that to mine

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    well ls1 camino, i did the vht to my tail lights this weekend, and also wetsanded the trans am and bird symbol off the middle section and vht'd that as well, and it looks AWESOME, thanks for the advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    well ls1 camino, i did the vht to my tail lights this weekend, and also wetsanded the trans am and bird symbol off the middle section and vht'd that as well, and it looks AWESOME, thanks for the advice.

    Pics?

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    the prob is the resolution needs to be so low, i cant take those with my camera, but i didnt do anything to the reverse lights like ls1 camino did, just vht'd them and now everytime i get in, I gotta walk around the back of the car and go damn that looks nice. I also painted the bird on the front liscense plate cover and the trans am logos on the doors black.

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    Can you wet sand the VHT ?

    Just so anyone from Texas knows there are no state laws that I could see that would prevent someone from doing this other then the distance of maxium visabilty( how far away you can se the light being emmitted).
    Tell the officer to prove it................in court lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    the prob is the resolution needs to be so low, i cant take those with my camera, but i didnt do anything to the reverse lights like ls1 camino did, just vht'd them and now everytime i get in, I gotta walk around the back of the car and go damn that looks nice. I also painted the bird on the front liscense plate cover and the trans am logos on the doors black.
    Upload the pics to http://www.pimpandhost.com. Once uploaded, there is a box on the right side of each pic that allows you to resize it for posting. Something like 800 x 600 works well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    well ls1 camino, i did the vht to my tail lights this weekend, and also wetsanded the trans am and bird symbol off the middle section and vht'd that as well, and it looks AWESOME, thanks for the advice.
    You're welcome...glad you like the result

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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    well ls1 camino, i did the vht to my tail lights this weekend,
    and also wetsanded the trans am and bird symbol off the middle section
    and vht'd that as well, and it looks AWESOME, thanks for the advice.
    me too haha

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    well if anyone can tell me how to upload from pics from my computer i would appreciate it, but i just updated my avatar to show you guys my newly painted tail so there it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    well if anyone can tell me how to upload from pics from my computer i would appreciate it, but i just updated my avatar to show you guys my newly painted tail so there it is.
    Open a free account at http://www.photobucket.com and upload your photos to their site. Then simply copy and paste the [IMG] code into your post here.

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    I always resize them when I post from photobucket, anyone else have to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercopone View Post
    I always resize them when I post from photobucket, anyone else have to do this?
    Depends on the size of your original pic file. When I remember, I change the settings on my camera to drop it down from "Fine" to "Standard" picture qaulity so I do not have this issue.

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    i wonder if you can make the bird in the center or something like that as the reverse light

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    you know what might work? Use your high mount brake light for the reverse light just rewire it, and paint the top the saem color as your car. just have to figure out how to make the red white.

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