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Old 03-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #411
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Nite shade spray on tint from Advanced Auto Part. Simply tape off the reverse lights and any other areas you don't want tinted and spray. The darkness is determined by how many layers you put on. I think I did about two very thin layers and than did one more later because I wanted the light a little darker. Before you do it, I'd suggest practicing on something else so you know how dark to get it per spray; I first did it on my bumper's side markers and ended up getting them too dark because I didn't know how thick to put it on.

After I tinted, I went back through and clear coated, sanded, and polished much like you would if doing a regular paint job. That way, they have a very glossy look just as if they had come out of the factory tinted. (In pics you may see that my passenger side taillight is a little cloudy, I think I sanded through the clear and into the tint. Someday, I need to reclear coat that one so it matches the drivers side light).

One more word of warning. You taillight probably will warp slightly. You can see it on my taillights; the tint holds in the heat from the lights making the lights warp slightly. It hasn't been to bad and my lights were already slightly warped before I tinted them. What you see on my car is after driving with lights on for about an hour a day for almost a full year.
Awesome. Thanks for the tips! I got my Focus about a year ago and have done some basic performance upgrades (Intake, exhaust, springs) and now it is time to start on some exterior mods!
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #412
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"I actually carried the deer in the hatch when is was still stripped out. If anyone wonders, deer fit inside the spare tire well very well. "

I'll have to keep this in mind the next time I see some fresh roadkill :)
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Awesome. Thanks for the tips! I got my Focus about a year ago and have done some basic performance upgrades (Intake, exhaust, springs) and now it is time to start on some exterior mods!
Sweet. Make sure you show some pics of what your up to somewhere.
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"I actually carried the deer in the hatch when is was still stripped out. If anyone wonders, deer fit inside the spare tire well very well. "

I'll have to keep this in mind the next time I see some fresh roadkill :)
Haha. Just watch out if it's frozen. I almost put a deer leg through my subwoofer trying to slide it into the hole. lol
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Sweet. Make sure you show some pics of what your up to somewhere.
I planning on starting up my own build thread. I haven't yet because I'm about 500 miles away from it at the moment . I'm a freshman in college and don't currently have my car with me. However, come May I should have a thread up and going. I have kinds of mods I want to do, and few repairs too. I'm looking forward to getting my car back.

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Haha. Just watch out if it's frozen. I almost put a deer leg through my subwoofer trying to slide it into the hole. lol
Hahahaha, I'll keep that in mind, but I usually just grab my dad's truck to avoid such calamites
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looks good
I like it!!!!
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I almost put a deer leg through my subwoofer trying to slide it into the hole. lol
That's what she said!!


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could you post a pic head on?
cause I kinda want to do this!!
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lol wanna know something dumb? I was going to say that too....but then I realized how dumb I would sound. Glad someone said it though! haha
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I was hoping to beable to go with a euro grill look but the led's in the headlights aren't bright enough so I had to compromise.
you could always chop the lights out of that grill, and mount them behind the euro grill so they are "hidden" but still as bright as stock

i know you aren't afraid of custom fabbing some things so... just a thought. seen it before.
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