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TAKEN FROM ANOTHER SITE

Here is a simple DIY that will metamorphose your Tail lights for real cheap

what you'll need for:

RED TINT:
- a transparent Candy Red Spray can, Krylon and Testors make them. I got the Testors 1605 for this project

- a Clear Coat Enamel spray can
- 1000 grit Sand Paper

SMOKED TINT:
- a VHT night shade spray can
- and the same as above

here are the simple steps

1- Wash it

2- Wet Sand the whole taillight with Grit 1000

3- Wash and dry

4- Mask area you do not want to tint with tapes and newspapers (I wanted to remove the amber signal only but some guys like the reverse light tint as well, up to you. FYI: tinting reverse light can be illegal in some places)

5- spray a VERY LIGHT coat of transparent candy red and wait 20min

6- Spray a 2nd light again and wait 20

7- Spray a 3rd if needed and wait 20 (picture below shows result after 2nd coat for me)


8- Now wet sand gently again with 1000 grit + wash and dry




9- after sanding, if the red is not uniform, spay the whole taillight with one light coat of candy red and resand, if red is uniform skip this step (I didn't need it )

10- spray one light coat of Clear Coat Enamel and wait 20



11- 2nd clear coat and 20

12- 3rd clear coat and 20


13- Re-install the taillight after 2 hours min dry time








14- for best result, use a Polisher like UDM with a a light compound like Meguias #2 or #83 to perfect the clear coat reflection
 

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well you can also use the night shade for a smoked look, they just used the red for the step by step...but I'm accually gonna do the red idea on the mk2
 

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so im confused cuz th epictures arent there, did you spray the inside or outside of the light?
 

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yeah thats wierd...you spray the outside...I'm waiting on a couple of cans from VHT...when they come I'll post up new pics
 

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cool thanks
 

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they guy is a def spammer. he posted spam somewhere else
 

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hahahaha i know why is it to a site that sells viagra. hahahaha
 

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nice job on that man i would neverf have been able to tell theres a yellow lense under it
 

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Those are the original pics..not my own, currently the two cans I ordered are on a 2 week back order...paid up front before I knew this...freekin crooks:mad:
 

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what!! thats crazy. but patience is virtue . lol
 

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Make matters worse was lookin through a few books at the shop..apparently we can order VHT niteshades tints and paints and its cheaper...just gets worse:mad:
 

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so as you know i want to smoke my lights but i would like to see what it looks like first. do u have any pictures of any lights that are smoked
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
posted some pics of my tails in my profile album...pics are in a garage with the flash off...hope to get some outside after I replace an axle boot
 
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