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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-20-2009, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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Question VHT Nite Shades or vinyl?

Which is easier and comes out looking nicer for tail lights?
With the nite shades, it comes out looking duller i think.
But i hear the vinyl is harder to put on.
What do you think?

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I imagine nightshades being easier... but the vinyl can be taken off if it comes right down to it...

I've done both (not on a cobalt, but same issues)
vinyl is a pain to keep wrinkles out, it can be done, its just hard...

i personally used paint, but didnt do the whole taillight (i have a coupe, idk what u have)



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i just got a 2009 cobalt lt coupe.
i love it
im excited to finally have a car to do things on.
now im just debating to go with tint or nite shades.
did you use anything to give it a more glossy appearence?

nice car btw.
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i just got a 2009 cobalt lt coupe.
i love it
im excited to finally have a car to do things on.
now im just debating to go with tint or nite shades.
did you use anything to give it a more glossy appearence?

nice car btw.
I thought u were new, u should do a intro in the new member thread ;) post some pix & stuff!
Welcome 2 the site btw & thanks!!!

Well, I like the dull look... to an extent... idk about nightshades, i guess you could use a clearcoat or even wet sand it to get them glossy, that's what i do w/ the paint, just wet sand it & clear it & its pretty glossy... most of the ppl on here use nightshades so they might b able to answer that better than me.....just no1 is online right now, i'm usually here all the time, HAHAHA (i get distracted too easily @ work, lol)


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no pictures just yet.
i just got it 2 days ago! and im still trying to figure out how this site works lol, its a bit confusing at first.
maybe i will go with the clear coat.. nite shades seem easier, i just dont want it to be a flat black, ya know?
and what do you mean by wet sand it? sorry im new to all this :p
hah and im at work also, being very distracted by awesome cobalts
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no pictures just yet.
i just got it 2 days ago! and im still trying to figure out how this site works lol, its a bit confusing at first.
maybe i will go with the clear coat.. nite shades seem easier, i just dont want it to be a flat black, ya know?
and what do you mean by wet sand it? sorry im new to all this :p
hah and im at work also, being very distracted by awesome cobalts

haha Yeah, i understand bout the site being confuzing @ first, i noticed that you put "..."s in the shoutbox, no1 ever talks on that... sometimes I can find ppl who will talk 2 me on it...:D (i'm a biiig chatter, lol if u havent noticed)

well, what color is ur cobalt since u dont have pix yet? I'm excited to see it, i love the cars! congrats on the new balt btw!


Oh yeah, i know, glossy is better! Wet sand, well after you paint them, let them dry, soak them down w/ water & take some wet fine sand paper to them & just sand them... but not too much, then put another coat or just go ahead & clear them, ive been doing this painting/moddin thing for years & that's just how we've always done it... lol
Yeah, there are some pretty nice lookin cars on here, this site is awesome!

what other mods do u have planned?


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Which is easier and comes out looking nicer for tail lights?
With the nite shades, it comes out looking duller i think.
But i hear the vinyl is harder to put on.
What do you think?
SOOO many threads on this.

Go with VHT Nightshades and use clear coat, you will love it. Very easy to take off too if u need to.

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ha i didnt know how that thing work so i was just testing it out
and my cobalt is a greenish blue metallic.
im not sure of the actual name,but the name really doesnt describe it at all lol.
ill go home and take pics today :D


and how does getting it wet and sanding them make them more glossy?
but i guess im going with the nite shades since ive heard better things about it.

and i wanna get a deck, some rims, paint the chevy logo on the front to a black (?), debadge it, and then some more interior work. im looking into things to do to the engine but for now i wanna make it look nice on the outside.
the chevy dealership gave me free tint so i can check that off my list

i like the name of your cobalt, it made me laugh once i got it
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sorry, im new to the site :/
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ha i didnt know how that thing work so i was just testing it out
and my cobalt is a greenish blue metallic.
im not sure of the actual name,but the name really doesnt describe it at all lol.
ill go home and take pics today :D


and how does getting it wet and sanding them make them more glossy?
but i guess im going with the nite shades since ive heard better things about it.

and i wanna get a deck, some rims, paint the chevy logo on the front to a black (?), debadge it, and then some more interior work. im looking into things to do to the engine but for now i wanna make it look nice on the outside.
the chevy dealership gave me free tint so i can check that off my list

i like the name of your cobalt, it made me laugh once i got it
blue slate metallic? i like that color (if im thinkin of the right one, lol)

I have no idea how wet sanding does it, but it does... lol

yeah yeah, gCobalt05 is always saying to use search, which search is a good thing, but since ur new, i dont mind to answer questions... lol

but anywho, sounds like u got a good list started up so far... most of us have done that stuff or are in the process of doin that, so there are alot of threads on here about that as well-so good luck! (but if you cant find anything feel free to ask)

HAHA yeah, i thought that was a clever name... i'm all about being low, so... it works!


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