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Spray tint lights - HOW TO?

Going to attempt to spray tint my tail lights tommorow. Anyone have some good suggestions on what spray tint to get. Also any advice or write ups on the application would be great. Thanks
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LIGHT COATS! Spray from a good distance away and do it in the cleanest place possible! That stuff shows dust big time. Did my wife's lights and it took 3 really light coats and there dark but not to dark. Let it dry for about 10 mins between coats. It's easy to go to dark so that's why say light coats.


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LIGHT COATS! Spray from a good distance away and do it in the cleanest place possible! That stuff shows dust big time. Did my wife's lights and it took 3 really light coats and there dark but not to dark. Let it dry for about 10 mins between coats. It's easy to go to dark so that's why say light coats.
Im not looking to black them out only want a smoked look. Which spray did you use? I hear the rustoleum is actually better than the vht night shades. Did you use a clear coat as well?
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Ive done several spray tinting check out youtube it has some good videos and step by steps... I usually sand it with 1500 grit paper, clean it with paint thinner to remove all oils, I use vht nite shades, hit it with a few light coats until your darkness level is reached then i put on 7-10 light coats of clear coat about ten minutes apart. It has worked pretty well for me i did them 3 years ago no peeling or chipping of the tint just started to fade now.
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Ive done several spray tinting check out youtube it has some good videos and step by steps... I usually sand it with 1500 grit paper, clean it with paint thinner to remove all oils, I use vht nite shades, hit it with a few light coats until your darkness level is reached then i put on 7-10 light coats of clear coat about ten minutes apart. It has worked pretty well for me i did them 3 years ago no peeling or chipping of the tint just started to fade now.
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I just did mine with rustoleum lens tint. Works good, but single stage clear coat sucks, best way to do it is to mix clear coat epoxy with black paint. That will last and look the best!


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I used the rustoleum brand and it worked very well. I'll post pics when I get a chance.


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I just did mine with rustoleum lens tint. Works good, but single stage clear coat sucks, best way to do it is to mix clear coat epoxy with black paint. That will last and look the best!


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The tail lights came out semi gloss, even with the clear coat I couldn't spray "wet" or it'd run on me. The cons about spraying with a can is you can't control amount of material flow as with a gun. Ive never wet sanded and buffed spray can paint, only automotive paint. So we'll see how it goes this weekend.

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