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help!!! painting tail lights

ok i want to night shade my tails and my 3rd brake light, i have called everywhere to try to find the paint. no one has it, the only one i found was at a PepBoys and it was Night Shadow and they said it was a black spray paint, is this paint the same, also is it leagal, i not going heavy one it and i dont want to paint the reverse light i just want a little tint on them, also can someone tell me how to do it and show me a couple pics of ur trucks, thanx i want to do it today if i can!!

thanx NICK
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I don't think its legal, but if you put a light enough coat on it, so that it still looks relatively stock, I don't think you will catch any crap. As for that brand, I never heard of it, so I couldn't tell ya.
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we tend to use nightshade around here.

works nicely and looks good

i have a can, just havnt done it yet
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For comparison:

got mine off of ebay
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we tend to use nightshade around here.

works nicely and looks good

i have a can, just havnt done it yet

cmon ya dam slacker!



yea use nightshade.. i did mine, looks great heres a pic:



also i dont think you have to worry bout the legal stuff, as long as they arnt pitch black, and they work well at night and day still, you'll be ok
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i know i have herd about night shade, but do u know where to get it no one around here has it and what does the paint can look like?? and hoe do u paint it, l;ike clean it do i have to roufgh it up or is it ok?? i at school now in my wrighting class. i want to try to get sme today
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ebay is the only place i know of to get a can of it. I just took some rubbing alcohol and wiped them down, taped off the white, and started spraying a coat every 10 minutes...did about 5 coats i think, with 2 coats of clear coat on top
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i just tryed looking on ebay and i couldent find anything, thanx on how to do it
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thanx for ur help ill have to order some
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no prob! good luck!
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well looks like he took care of ya , thats the stuff, no roughing needed, just clean it good, spray on very light coats at a time(looks better) turns out better more often, and then put some clearcoat over the top for looks and protection

also be careful on the instaling back in to not scratch or chip any of it off.... or your gonna hate yerself haha

u dont wanna have to sand it off and start over do ya?
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hey...

as far as being legal... i live in va and have had NO problems and even asked a few officers and they said it was fine!

Also... i have 2 cans of niteshades that im selling... 10 bux a can...
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yea i have had no probs with the law in cali....yet, but i doubt i will, you can see my lights pretty easily even during the day.
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i found out that its illeagal in mass because they yanked it off the shelves here but i found a place that can order it for 9$ so its comming in on monday.
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Most hobby stores that sell model car supplies has spray window tint for models for around $4 a can.I got some a few years back at hobbytown usa,I think hobby lobby carries it as well.This is the same stuff as nightshades,worked great on my old 94 tails.
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So does anyone put any clearcoat on it or is there somthing in it that protects it already? Also how long does it take to dry?
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yes throw clear on it to.. its dries really fast actualy//

and keep the coats light , helps alot
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ya i get my can today stuff is expencive wish i new that hobytown thing befor its 2mins up the street from me, i have herd its very illeagal here in mass by state trooper (my friend) and i going ot do my 3rd break light and show him i thold him i didnt want pitch black just a slight tint to match with the tinted windowsand more of a stealthier look. ill put pics prob next weekend!
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Hey there is a hobbytown near me :) TINT TIME Fellers.
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