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Blacking out the tail lights

Is there any threads on how to do this? I wanna black out my tailights but im not sure on how to approach it. Any ideas?
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Theres sereval threads on here somewhere About niteshade. That is what everyone seems to use.

I think the procedure is to get niteshade, Put on several coats until its as dark as you want it to be.
Wetsand and clear coat. Some people tape of the reverse lights too, Which I think it looks better than way.
I may be a little off on the procedure but its not far off from that.

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Theres sereval threads on here somewhere About niteshade. That is what everyone seems to use.

I think the procedure is to get niteshade, Put on several coats until its as dark as you want it to be.
Wetsand and clear coat. Some people tape of the reverse lights too, Which I think it looks better than way.
I may be a little off on the procedure but its not far off from that.
Awesome thanks, anyone have any pictures of the black taillights? Where do i get this nite shade stuff i looked all over on the internet seem to not have it, maybe autozone? Lol another thing could i night shade the front head lights also or no?

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Here are mine,

i went a little darker after i took these pictures, this is about three medium coats

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Is that legal in TX?
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Awesome thanks, anyone have any pictures of the black taillights? Where do i get this nite shade stuff i looked all over on the internet seem to not have it, maybe autozone? Lol another thing could i night shade the front head lights also or no?


Scuff up light with scotch brite pad or sand paper
Nightshade
Clear coat
800, 1000, 2000 wet sand
Polish with some sort of compound



You can buy on just about every major vehicle mod site, I'd suggest buying from wayne

stuffforyourranger.com

Don't put it on the headlights

Get black housing headlights instead or headlight mod yours

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Scuff up light with scotch brite pad or sand paper
Nightshade
Clear coat
800, 1000, 2000 wet sand
Polish with some sort of compound



You can buy on just about every major vehicle mod site, I'd suggest buying from wayne

stuffforyourranger.com

Don't put it on the headlights

Get black housing headlights instead or headlight mod yours

Head light mod? Please explain. Also that truck of yours is amazing i love it. Thanks for the link btw.
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Is that legal in TX?
No, this is NOT legal in Texas. But, depending on the agency, you might not have any problems.
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No, this is NOT legal in Texas. But, depending on the agency, you might not have any problems.
Agency? Huh? O well it looks good im going to do it theres a bunch of diesels running around with blacked out tails thats what gave me the idea to do it to mine.
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Agency? Huh? O well it looks good im going to do it theres a bunch of diesels running around with blacked out tails thats what gave me the idea to do it to mine.
What I mean by agency is your police,or sheriffs department. I can ashure you that D.P.S. will pull you over for them. They pulled me over for my blacked out covers.
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so u think that they will pull a high school kid ove for it???
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I can't say for sure man, I just know that around here.....they are pretty strict.
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Well I'm in Southeast Texas
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The only reason I went with the covers instead of the nightshade, was because I wasn't sure if I'de get hassled. All I had to do was remove them for night driving, and then put them on for daytime driving.
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Yeah I am interested in doing this as well I am doing the taillights the 3rd brakelight and I am going to so a light smoke on the front headlights because I have the fog light valance on the way with smoked fog lights.
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Well i havent been running a front license plate for about 3 months now and i havent been hassled yet, and that is for sure illegal i checked last time i got my plates renewed.
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does anyone know how euros would look with nightshade
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Here are mine:

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It's black paint w/ clear coat so they are super shiny! Nightshades always look a little flat to me. I wish they weren't so dark and the reverse light wasn't painted but I had them done for free :)
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It's black paint w/ clear coat so they are super shiny! Nightshades always look a little flat to me. I wish they weren't so dark and the reverse light wasn't painted but I had them done for free :)

Those are really dark! They look good but I wouldn't dare to go that dark. I like the wheels on that truck! What are they.
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BUT do what lone ranger 93 did and wet sand and clear, I still need to do mine
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I wish they weren't so dark! It's pretty thin so the light shines through rather well, except the reverse lights. I plan on getting another set and having my friend re-do them to MY specs this time

My wheels are the pro-comp 7089:
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thats what mine look like
2 shades, still havent cleared them yet though :(
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how do you wet sand them just run water over them why you sand them? thats how i remember doing it when i repainted the bed of my old truck
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If you are looking for LED tail light bulbs that will show brighter than stock through the shaded red then PM me.
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