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Tail Light Smoke Question

Ok guys, I want to tint my tail lights this way:

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Smoked 60% Dark or 30% Light

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They're overlays just clean peel & stick

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uhmm.. you arent going to want to run tint film over your rear lights as it looks terrible on the coupes unless your extremely good at wrapping due to the complication shape of the coupe tails. Notice they dont show any side-shots?? there is a reason for that

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uhmm.. you arent going to want to run tint film over your rear lights as it looks terrible on the coupes unless your extremely good at wrapping due to the complication shape of the coupe tails. Notice they dont show any side-shots?? there is a reason for that
Yeah you're probably right. Do you have a suggestion of what would look nice? my car is black in case you're wondering.



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i used VHT nightshades on my old car and they came out perfect. It does take some patience though to do it right.

you going to want to scuff them with like a 2000 grit sandpaper then wipe clean
spray 2-4 even light coats of VHT (depending on the darkness you want)
spray 3+ coats of clear after the VHT
then your going to want to wetsand with 2000 grit once again then polish them to a shine with meguiars scratch x2.0



heres the results on my old LT, ignore the dirty car.. they came out super glossy. I did 4 coats of VHT.. total cost was maybe $15 at most




when clean :D

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i used VHT nightshades on my old car and they came out perfect. It does take some patience though to do it right.

you going to want to scuff them with like a 2000 grit sandpaper then wipe clean
spray 2-4 even light coats of VHT (depending on the darkness you want)
spray 3+ coats of clear after the VHT
then your going to want to wetsand with 2000 grit once again then polish them to a shine with meguiars scratch x2.0



heres the results on my old LT, ignore the dirty car.. they came out super glossy. I did 4 coats of VHT.. total cost was maybe $15 at most




when clean :D
Yeah it looks really good! But I've already nightshaded my tail light (I did it last year) so do I do like 2-3 coasts or I scuff them and start it again?



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id scuff them with 2000 grit just to give the new tint something to adhere to. then do the whole process I described over again.. should work flawlessly as long as you take your time with it

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id scuff them with 2000 grit just to give the new tint something to adhere to. then do the whole process I described over again.. should work flawlessly as long as you take your time with it
Ok, thanks :P I'll show you the result



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Yea I had used the tint at first when I got my car and it is nearly impossible to get perfect. I nightshaded my tails and it looks great.
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I'd like to do this. But iv never wet sanded or used that polish you said:( describe in detail for me?
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