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post #1 of 7 Old 02-08-2009, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Diy smoked tailight covers.

I thught I seen a thread on here a while back about spraying VHT nightshade paint on your tailights to make them darker, but I cant find the thread.
Does anyone no how to do this and what steps are involved?

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You just have to buy some VHT online then scuff up the tails a little with steel wool and clean them off, then spray on coats until you get the right darkness, but dont do too many or you wont be able to see the lights. I did my roof lights this way

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You just have to buy some VHT online then scuff up the tails a little with steel wool and clean them off, then spray on coats until you get the right darkness, but dont do too many or you wont be able to see the lights. I did my roof lights this way
ye, what matt said. I bought mine from Raul on here.

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couple guys did that around here and it didnt come out too good. a couple came out like a purple color and one had nasty looking scuff and "crack" marks. im sure the one with cracks wasnt prepped right but id just order the covers.

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I just did it as well but i did not scuff them i just painted them and then put several layers of clear coat to protect it and it looks awesome in my opinion

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I did the same thing, just cleaned the tail lights and third brake light. then sprayed the tint spray till they look good.

I did the 3rd a lil darker and I'm thinkin the tail lights could use a lil more. but as long as the coat is even it looks pretty clean.

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another way is to mix some black in clear and spray them here is what it looks like did it on my stang

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