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Old 09-04-2012, 02:55 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Drumr90 View Post
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Hey whered dis ya get the taillight tint.
VHT niteshades. They sell it at NAPA and on ebay.

It takes a lot of work to get it to come out right though.

I prepped, sanded, masked off the reverse, sprayed three coats of niteshade, removed the reverse masking tape, wetsanded, did four coats of clearcoat, then let them dry on my car for a couple days.

I wetsanded the clearcoat and buffed it by hand today. It's almost where I want it now, but think I'll go back over it with an orbital buffer and some cutting paste followed by polish and wax.

When I'm done they will be as glossy as my car's paint. But without all those steps it can look flat and kinda crappy.
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