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I went out and bought rust oleum lens tint yesterday and decided to tint my third brakelight. I went sanded then did 2 coats of tint then 4 of clear. Then used rubbing compound and wax on it. Came out good but doesn't really have a Shine. Anyone have some tips to get it to have a nice gloss shiny finish

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Re: Tinting tails help

after you wax it put some polish on it and buff it fast.

but it does blend well with the black.
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Re: Tinting tails help

Any recommendations on a polish or gloss enhancer?
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Re: Tinting tails help

What grit sandpaper?
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Re: Tinting tails help

Did you wet sand it with 2000 AFTER clear coat? You have to wet sand it after clear coat to make it dull, and then polish it.
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Re: Tinting tails help

I'll try sanding it Compound , polish waxing .. I want to get it right before I do my tails
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Re: Tinting tails help

Well I Tried sanding a but and redoing everything with the polish only got worse if anything
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Re: Tinting tails help

Sometimes you can use gasoline or a paint thinner to remove it and start over.. Nail polsih remover also works.

You need 2 coats of black, 4 coats of clear... Let it sit overnight.. Wet sand with 2000 grit until its flat and smooth all across.. Put rubbing compound / polish on and it will be like glass..
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Re: Tinting tails help

definitely should sand after clear, then compound and then wax. 2000 grit, wet sand, and I actually add soap to mine when I wet sand. here's a photo of all mine :



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Possibly going to go for this weekend
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Re: Tinting tails help

Okay so I solved the shine problem I got them to finally buff nice and shiny so the next part is fixing the inside of an orange peel thing any tips?
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so the next part is fixing the inside of an orange peel thing any tips?
what the heck are you talking about?
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