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Old 05-18-2011, 01:03 PM
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:36 AM
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Re: Tinted Tail Lights Completed... almost.

So this was with one coat of VHT?

I plan on doing the VHT as well, but i might go a little darker.
Plan of attack is
1. remove lights from truck
2. wet sand with 800, is this a low enough grit to get good adhesion?
3. tape off reverse lights and all edges/anything i don't want painted
4. apply 1st coat VHT, let dry
5. wet sand with 1K grit
6. coat 2 VHT
7. Wet sand with 1K
8. Apply clear coat
9. Wet sand with 1K, 1500, 2K
10. Use Wolfgang Total Swirl remover and DA Porter Cable
11. Use Wolfgang Finishing Glaze and DA Porter Cable (might use Plasti-X)
12. Seal
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:55 AM
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tinted tails FTW !!!
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You guys forgot to mention me..... I painted mine pic below.
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Re: Tinted Tail Lights Completed... almost.

looks great! def can tell the difference from the stock ones.
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:01 AM
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Re: Tinted Tail Lights Completed... almost.

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So this was with one coat of VHT?

I plan on doing the VHT as well, but i might go a little darker.
Plan of attack is
1. remove lights from truck
2. wet sand with 800, is this a low enough grit to get good adhesion?
3. tape off reverse lights and all edges/anything i don't want painted
4. apply 1st coat VHT, let dry
5. wet sand with 1K grit
6. coat 2 VHT
7. Wet sand with 1K
8. Apply clear coat
9. Wet sand with 1K, 1500, 2K
10. Use Wolfgang Total Swirl remover and DA Porter Cable
11. Use Wolfgang Finishing Glaze and DA Porter Cable (might use Plasti-X)
12. Seal

Your proceedure looks good but 2000 (wet w/soap) was the only grit of paper I used.
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Re: Tinted Tail Lights Completed... almost.

Forget the tinted tail lights. I almost rear ended a pickup with tinted lenses during the day this past week. Couldn't see the lights were illuminated until the last moment. UGH!!!!
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:50 AM
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Re: Tinted Tail Lights Completed... almost.

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Forget the tinted tail lights. I almost rear ended a pickup with tinted lenses during the day this past week. Couldn't see the lights were illuminated until the last moment. UGH!!!!
Wouldn't that mean your just driving to close? I understand the need for tail lights and fully agree they shouldn't be "black." Most of us are very much red still. Regardless, being a cautious driver gets you pretty far, and having a safe following distance should allow you to slow/stop even if they had no taillights?? Just based on how fast your going and how fast/slow there going.. IMO, Just voicing my thoughts on the topic. But yes blacked out = no no as far as safety goes.
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Re: Tinted Tail Lights Completed... almost.

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Looking good! - Nice and dark!

Noticed the EMCO in the background who we deal with for work once in awhile... are you in Canada?
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Old 06-06-2011, 01:14 PM
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Re: Tinted Tail Lights Completed... almost.

Hey not fair... you forgot about me hehe, I tinted my tails back in April... Warm weekend...finally...

I used a film tint and wasn't fond of the results so I sent them to Scott's Tinted Tails (Jeepgarage vendor) last Wednesday and he finished them over the weekend. I'll post new pics soon.
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