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post #1 of 18 Old 04-23-2008, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone recommend a GOOD quality spray paint for smoking the head lamp housings and tail lamp housings? I would really like to do this as I think that this would be a nice alternative to the Harley headlamps. I'm going to try and tackle the job myself. I've found several different kinds but I'm wondering if any paint guys have any experience with any that they've actually gotten good results from. Thanks for any help. If possible, please provide a link.

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VHT night shades......used along with a clear coat is freakin awesome....I did my "wood grain" with it to make it black wood.....you can find on here from one of the vendors or real cheap on good ol ebay

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VHT night shades......used along with a clear coat is freakin awesome....I did my "wood grain" with it to make it black wood.....you can find on here from one of the vendors or real cheap on good ol ebay
Do you personally know anyone who's done this to their headlamps? If so, do you know if they have a write up available on the actual paint procedure? Prep, paint, etc?

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Do you have any pics of your wood grain? I'd love to see how that turned out in black

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Do you personally know anyone who's done this to their headlamps? If so, do you know if they have a write up available on the actual paint procedure? Prep, paint, etc?
Well I tried looking but no luck......but its pretty easy....clean the surface as well as you can and then the key to the tint paint is to do it light, even coats...so lay out the lights next to each other and start spraying at 8" before the lights and continue to spray at least 8" after so you don't get any build up and it looks even....do worry about the dullness just get it to the dark shade you want and then break out the clear coat and again nice meduim coats starting before you hit the light and continue well after...
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I need to get a good pic of it cuz at night or in the truck it almost looks black but when the sun light hits it just right the wood grain shines through....I get comments all the time

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Well I tried looking but no luck......but its pretty easy....clean the surface as well as you can and then the key to the tint paint is to do it light, even coats...so lay out the lights next to each other and start spraying at 8" before the lights and continue to spray at least 8" after so you don't get any build up and it looks even....do worry about the dullness just get it to the dark shade you want and then break out the clear coat and again nice meduim coats starting before you hit the light and continue well after...

I need to get a good pic of it cuz at night or in the truck it almost looks black but when the sun light hits it just right the wood grain shines through....I get comments all the time
Can you recommend a clear coat in a spray can? Which brand, that is. Also, I'd also really like to see the black "woodgrain" also. Thanks for all of your input thusfar.

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Can you recommend a clear coat in a spray can? Which brand, that is. Also, I'd also really like to see the black "woodgrain" also. Thanks for all of your input thusfar.
Can' t go wrong with the VHT clear either, but any decent clear coat will work .....I take some pics when I get home of the wood grain

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i didn't do mine i had it done but they just used regular clear with black mixed in. they turned out nice but it wasn't in a can.
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Can' t go wrong with the VHT clear either, but any decent clear coat will work .....I take some pics when I get home of the wood grain
GREAT!! Would you recommend a good buffing once the job is complete?

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