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PostSubject: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2011, 10:03 pm

So I don't know if y'all will like this or not. Don't know if this is an "in" thing or not, but I have to admit, I've decided to try to make this car as personal to me as possible. I've never really had a canvas like this to express myself with, so I'm thoroughly enjoying it! Anyway, I like the smoked/tinted tail-light look, especially on the silver of my WRX. I came across some instructions on how to do this myself with VHT Nightshade spray, and jumped balls deep into this fun little project. It involved some wet-sanding, clear-coating, and some Meguiar's Ultra Compound.

Before pic:
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Taped off the reverse/turn signal so it wouldn't be too dark when I back up, or people wondering if I'm turning Smile
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Here's after 2 applications. At this point, I went ahead and removed the tape so that the clear lens portion would receive a smidgin of tint.
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Final product, which apart from my dimpled bumper-ass, looks, in a word: sexy.
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And just for contrast, a before/after in my dark garage:
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What ya think?
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2011, 10:09 pm

looks sweet. ive done a few cars myself. only down fall is after a year or two it starts to fade off. there is a different way to do it but you need a true paint gun. im going to try this out when i have more time. but your lights turned out good. nice job

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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2011, 10:11 pm

Thanks! I'm pretty happy w/how they turned out.
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 2nd 2011, 10:50 pm

Those did turn out quite well. I imagine there are some premade ones on ebay if you want something thatllblast longer.
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 14th 2011, 1:03 am

very nice Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 14th 2011, 2:26 am

danka. btw Aaron, Rob replaced my clutch and flywheel so the shifting is virtually flawless if you want to take her for a spin again.
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We should go find some nice dirt roads this weekend. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 14th 2011, 8:10 am

Since the Bird was out of town this week I ended up tinting her windows and I also did her taillights. They look sweet. I decided to only do 3 coats of tint and 2 coats of clear. They turned out perfect and will last for years without fade.

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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeMay 14th 2011, 9:38 am

you do windows? or did you have Vern do them?
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeJune 4th 2011, 2:51 am

brnin8r wrote:
danka. btw Aaron, Rob replaced my clutch and flywheel so the shifting is virtually flawless if you want to take her for a spin again.

dude i'll go fer a drive anyday! hahah and yeah it was just cuz i didn't let out the clutch enough..... that's why i didn't move hahahahah. after that simple dilemma it was fine Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeJune 4th 2011, 6:31 am

brnin8r wrote:
you do windows? or did you have Vern do them?

Vern does all my window tinting. Even if I wanted to do it myself there is no way I could make them turn out that good.

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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeJune 4th 2011, 8:04 am

DoodieHead wrote:
Vern does all my window tinting. Even if I wanted to do it myself there is no way I could make them turn out that good.

I agree!! I had Vern do my tint just after I bought my car 4 years ago. It has held up perfectly - looks like it was installed yesterday.

Tails look great - was it hard to get the shade even? I'd like to do mine but I'm afraid of going too dark and having to start all over.
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PostSubject: Re: smoked my lights   smoked my lights Icon_minitimeJune 4th 2011, 11:45 am

Make sure you over-spray the part (begin the spray before you actually hit the part and continue to spray past the part; use a piece of cardboard or something disposable to shoot on). I tried to keep about 8-10" separation and curved with the sides of the light a little. I also wetsanded w/2000 grit sand paper b/4 application, sprayed 3 layers of the NightShades, and then applied 3 layers of clearcoat, wetsanded that very lightly, and applied some Meguiars Ultimate compound. I really had fun doing this. If you want some help, I'd be happy to help ya.
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