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Old 04-16-2009, 09:18 AM
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Tinting tail lights

Did a small search and didnt find anything. Whats all involved in tinting them. I heard the paint to use is from the hobby shop. What paint is that? Tint paint? haha. Do you need to sand or just clean well and use a prep wipe? Adhesion promoter? Clear coat? Want to tackle that this weekend and figured id get some info first. Thanks Ryan
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:31 AM
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Here is the paint to use.
Smoked Lens Spray

I haven't done it but from what I understand is that you slightly scuff them up, clean em, and spray them until disered shade is reached.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:42 AM
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Scotch brite the lense lightly wipe with asetone and tac cloth. Spray until its as dark as you want like 3 coats. Wet sand 2000 gritt paper. wipe with tac cloth. Three layers of clear buff with compound till it shines. I used VHT niteshades spray.
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Whats Tac cloth and where did you get the VHT spray at. Thanks for the help guys
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You NEED to apply an adhesion promoter, or the paint will release from the plastic

here are a couple pics from when I first painted them




Here is a recent pic, look closely and you can see the paint cracking
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Whats Tac cloth and where did you get the VHT spray at. Thanks for the help guys
Tac cloth is a rag that auto body people use to get the fine dust particles off before they paint. You can get it at any auto parts store or body shop. I had to get the VHT on line from some hot rod shop no one in town carried it. This is easy just make sure you sand good so the tint sticks.
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Tac cloth is a rag that auto body people use to get the fine dust particles off before they paint. You can get it at any auto parts store or body shop. I had to get the VHT on line from some hot rod shop no one in town carried it. This is easy just make sure you sand good so the tint sticks.
Maybe thats why mine cracked, I scuffed it up a bit, but I didnt do any hard core sanding on it
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Ok cool. Does anyone know what the tint paint is called at the hobby shops? I want to try and do this this weekend but if I cant oh well. Ryan Thanks for the help and suggestions
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I think the qualuity of the tint has alot to do with the outcome....So i wouldnt just settle for what ever spray you can find.
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:12 AM
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ok well guess I wont do that then. You know what shop you got yours at or you think the tint spray that stealth sells is good enough? Just one can right? I want mine pretty dark
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