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post #1 of 24 Old 01-08-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Tinting My Brake Lights

I got 2 cans of Night Shade to tint my 3rd and brake lights. Just wondering if you guys have ay suggestions for the proccess to make it work better? I will have some pics up tomorrow when its all done, hopefully it comes out good.
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I have never done it but would love to see the outcome.Do a short step by step write up,that would be cool.I have seen threads about tailllight tinting and your write up should apply to that too.

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I didn't use nightshades I used Krylon Gloss black. Take a scotch brite pad and lightly scuff the taillights. Clean them off with a good brake clean let them dry off for a couple minutes then spray a light shade of paint on them and repeat until you have a smooth and steady finish.

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i've used it sevaral times. U may use half a can on two taillights if u spray too many coats won't be able to see ur brake lights so be careful

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Yeah I dont mine. All I did was wipe my off and spray. They turned out great. Honestly 2 quick sprays is all you will need. anymore after that be way to dark just ask my 3rd brake light... its still able to light up red just darker then i wanted

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this is the only pic I have and its a bad one. I was playin with photoshop.. not good at it just getting ideas.


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Just don't be like the idiot that I almost rear-ended 2 weeks ago because his were so dark.

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you'll probably only use 1/2 at most for all the lights on your truck. i scuffed mine down with a gray scotchbrite pad, wiped them down with wax and grease remover, then wiped them down with a tac rag (sticky cheese cloth looking rag that picks up dust) then did 2 or 3 light coats, then let it flash and cleared them. after they dried i took some 3000 wet and sanded them smooth and wheeled them out. everyone says the rattle can jobs suck, but you can make them look good with some time and effort.


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Might check local State laws on visibility distance requirements. If they can't be seen for "X" amount of feet, that could translate into a ticket.

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