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Old 03-11-2012, 07:31 AM
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Thumbs up Weekend Project Complete!!! Painted Side vents. Smoked Taillights, Signals

So i smoked my tail lights and side lights. and i also color matched my side vents. The side vents definitely took some time because i had to get all that black paint out of the F-250 writing. but it was worth the time and effort to get something unique. let me know what you think
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:05 AM
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Great Job!! ,Im thinking of trying that !!! Turned out Nice
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:26 AM
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^ Me too.
Looks good! What/how did you do the lenses?
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^ Me too.
Looks good! What/how did you do the lenses?
I started off by wet sanding them with 2,000 grit sand paper. then cleaned them with a prep solvent. taped off the reverse light. then sprayed the whole thing with adhesion promoter. then i sprayed 2 coats of of VHT night shades, then 5 coats of clear. then i lightly wet sanded them again and finished it off with a rubbing compound. my spray job wasn't completely perfect but it turned out great.

i sprayed them once and it didn't turn out looking so well so i had to strip all the paint back off and start from the beginning but luckily this stuff comes off easy with acetone so if you do make a mistake its easy to fix it.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:18 PM
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Great! Thanks man, and looks good.
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looks great man, I like the side vents.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:26 PM
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i just went and took some more photos once i pulled it out of the garage
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:16 PM
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Looks very nice man!!! I am wanting to do that to my side vents. How did you get the paint off of the vent?
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:57 PM
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Looks very nice man!!! I am wanting to do that to my side vents. How did you get the paint off of the vent?
it totally sucks, took about an hour with q tips and acetone but it was worth it rather than painting the whole thing
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:34 AM
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Awesome, thanks for the info. Your hard work paid off, it looks really cool.
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