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**NITESHADE (Redone)**

Well i finally got around to fixing my tails and my 3rd brake light. They looked pretty good when i first did them and i was very happy with them. But as time went on i noticed a few things about them i didnt like. My reverse lights had a light purple/cherry color to them when lit as well as the 3rd brake light. So heres the before picture.

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Well since then i have added a tow hitch and have been waiting on my insurance check to repair my bumper from my accident.
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That is how it looks now.

On my scale of if its a PITA or not. it was like a 4. A 4 because i had to use 100% acetone, cotton *****, and q-tips to remove the paint.

Now that its done I am VERY happy with the results. Just thought id post the finished product for you all. Oh and another thing if you ever plan in nite shading your tail lights, Dont paint the revers lights. Not only does it look better unpainted, if you paint them the lights look funny when they are on.

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looks really good im thinkin bout doiin it to my truck..but again dunno if it will look good on a black truck?
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Looking good
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looks really good, i like it a lot better with the reverse untouched.
HighrollerII: it does look good on a black truck...its more black...
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HighrollerII: it does look good on a black truck...its more black...
I agree. Ill be getting a new truck some time in the next 3-6 months and it will most def. be black. I will be taking my nite shaded tails with me. Black on black on black on black looks awesome!
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wow, that's really black..

i just niteshaded my black truck.. well.. smoked them.. i think it looks good
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Looks good, glad it turned out the way you wanted it this time.
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Looks good, very dark. (If anyone needs a can I have an extra one but I dont want to jack the thread so PM me)
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ah man i just bought a can off ebay...

how many cans does it take to do a set of lights?

i cant wait to get mine done it looks really good...

15 bucks shipped to my door was that good price..i hope so cuz its a done deal....
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Only 1 can will do both lights. With left over. BUT....word to the wise......do both tails at the same time. One coat on one and then do the next....one coat at a time so they are even. ALSO let each coat dry a little bit b4 you do the next. It looks very light b4 it dries. It gets extremely dark as it dries. i put WAY to many coats on it. i would say 3 should do you fine but its personal pref.
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the can says "3 coat max". I did one, and i'm happy with it...
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i did around 6......plus touch ups.

mine are good.....no police problems yet, been months now so...
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Only 1 can will do both lights. With left over. BUT....word to the wise......do both tails at the same time. One coat on one and then do the next....one coat at a time so they are even. ALSO let each coat dry a little bit b4 you do the next. It looks very light b4 it dries. It gets extremely dark as it dries. i put WAY to many coats on it. i would say 3 should do you fine but its personal pref.
i can see your face now when it was drying...."wait what in hell is it doing NOW"....... "Oh crap...its getting darker" "thats it am going to bed i cant watch" [gets up and runs out side at 1am] "OH **** that is WAY to dark....[looks around]....I hope no one notices" HAHA
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i can see your face now when it was drying...."wait what in hell is it doing NOW"....... "Oh crap...its getting darker" "thats it am going to bed i cant watch" [gets up and runs out side at 1am] "OH **** that is WAY to dark....[looks around]....I hope no one notices" HAHA
Not really. I actually wanted mine VERY dark. i wanted them to almost resemble the plastic covers you can use. BUT i will admit they are a tad bit darker than i would have liked!
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come on now that was funny crap i jsut typed up. i dont care who you are...haha
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come on now that was funny crap i jsut typed up. i dont care who you are...haha
Now you Larry the Cable Guy owns you!

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LOL
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bite me haha
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if we keep this up you might be the new top poster b4 leo gets back!

BTW - youve been officially bitten.
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interesting haha
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your less than a hundred posts behind right now.........
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your less than a hundred posts behind right now.........
really man post count doesnt bother me haha. am not concerned now back to YOUR thread haha
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how does the nightshade show up at dark?

what affect does it have on the lights?
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how does the nightshade show up at dark?

what affect does it have on the lights?
its slightly dims it. ever see those tail light covers by GTS same concept
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its slightly dims it. ever see those tail light covers by GTS same concept

GTS?

have no say NOPE
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What would you have to do to make them glossy? wet sand them? clear coat? I want to do my third brake light but, want it to be glossy.
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