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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Tail light tinting

I have no clue how many coats to do/how many clear coats to do, and if i should sand it afterwards. Anybody have pics of theirs?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 08:53 AM
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 10:25 AM
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2 coats VHT niteshade, 3-4 coats of clear.






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what type of clear did you guys use?
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 11:40 AM
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I bought my VHT in a kit and it came with a clear, I look later what that is..



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Platinum Apex Rims (18x8), Hankook v2 215/45R18, Painted calipers (Red), Complete debadge , Handle Overlays (Gloss Black), Arrow Overlays (Gloss Black), Grille Lighting (White LED's), Tinted Tails (2 coats VHT Niteshades), Painted Battery Cover (Silver with Red), Painted Engine Cover (Silver with Red), Eagle Eyes Projector Headlights (Black Housing), Upper Recessed Grilles (Chrome)

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 11:49 AM
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Looks good. I finally decided to do a light smoke on my tails. But I'll be going with vinyl so It'll be easy to remove if I ever need to
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 01:32 PM
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Keep applying coats until you think its too dark. Then start wet sanding it with 1000 grit until its the darkness you want. How dark its going to be after each coat is going to depend alot on how thick your coats are and the prep work you do in between coats. You cant really base the darkness just off the number of coats put down. I have 3 on mine but they are as dark as mitch's. Apply your clear, wetsand it smooth with 2000 grit and polish/wax.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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thanks everyone, i'll be doing this soon and i'll post pics!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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mitchd; is the first pic of the 2 coats of nightshade, then the 3-4 coats of clear coats??
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2012, 08:22 PM
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Between the first and second picture, it is the same paint, just one's inside and ones outside. And yes, that is will two coats of niteshade, and 3-4 of clear.



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Platinum Apex Rims (18x8), Hankook v2 215/45R18, Painted calipers (Red), Complete debadge , Handle Overlays (Gloss Black), Arrow Overlays (Gloss Black), Grille Lighting (White LED's), Tinted Tails (2 coats VHT Niteshades), Painted Battery Cover (Silver with Red), Painted Engine Cover (Silver with Red), Eagle Eyes Projector Headlights (Black Housing), Upper Recessed Grilles (Chrome)

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks. even though your clear came in a kit, what kind is it? your tail lights look great btw.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 12:34 PM
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Dupli-ColorTM Clearcoat Aerosol Can. and thanks.



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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 05:56 PM
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How did you keep your reverse light lens clear? Mask it off or what?
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