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post #1 of 13 Old 04-07-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Blacked out tail lights

What have y'all been doing to black out your tail lights?

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You can use VHT Nightshades. After I put the Nightshades on, I put clear over mine and wet sanded them, they aren't too bad. Could definately be better, but not bad. Here is a set I just did for my friend-

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Vht sucks never had luck with it. So I saved up and bought recons for my 99. The right way to tint tails is to buy a cheep air gun. By some clear coat and black paint. Mix the black into the clear untill u get the darkness you want and pour it in the air gun and spray it. That's how the pros do it


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If your not a pro (me) I wouldn't know where to begin. Kinda funny cuz my friend I did these for is about done with college to be an auto body tech, these are for his new box. Like I said before, they could be better, but they aren't that bad.

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Someone on here used Plasti Color and it ended up looking good.

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Vht sucks never had luck with it. So I saved up and bought recons for my 99. The right way to tint tails is to buy a cheep air gun. By some clear coat and black paint. Mix the black into the clear untill u get the darkness you want and pour it in the air gun and spray it. That's how the pros do it


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It just so happens i have black paint clear coat and a air gun and a random extra tail light lol I might try this tomorrow.

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Try it out. It will come out way better the vht. The only good way to use vht is to tint the lenses with it the. Then shoot that automotive clear with the gun over the vht. The clear coat will make it a tad darker

That's what I did I sprayed the vht and I took to to a auto body payed 10 bucks for them to shoot clear on them the came out very very good.

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the VHT always comesout too dark for my likeings.... i mixed up a special batch of black, clear, blending solovant, and a touch of blue and red to accent the truck and to bringout the red in the tails when the brake was applied. i think i came out vey good but not sure if you can really tell the blue and red are in there. altho it looks awesome in the sunlight as the red pops thru!!


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Yeah they look good!

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That's what I mean about it looking better then vht the guy who blended clear and black like I said did it right. It might cost a few more bucks but I would rather do it the right way first and it looks great. Or do it wrong cheaper way. When I first started doing custom stuff to my truck I would do alot of the things the cheap way. Now I'm redoing all the crappy stuff I did a d doing it the right way... That's how I learned do it the right way first.., costed me alot more money do it everything twice too it was a expensive lesson learned lol


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