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Night shade question

Ok I want to night shade some 06 tail lights, however how many coatings are you guys putting on? Also, how do you apply clear coat? Where do you guys get your clear coat from? Ive seen a few with it but Im **** for a painter.
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I'm most likely doing mine this week and need to know the same questions. I think you can get the clear coat at perpboys or autozone.
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clean the lights really good with dishsoap(use a rag and try not to get water in the light, the goal is to remove any dirt/wax/oil), tape off the reverse lights(masking tape and a sharp razerblade works wonders, i find it easier to stick the tape to my hand first so its easier to remove), spray two VERY LIGHT coats of nightshade, then one or two LIGHT coats of clear, any clearcoat will work, but better is always.. well.. better?

after the first coat of nightshade you can untape the reverse light if you would like, but that is upto you.

make sure you read the cure time of the nightshade/clear on the cans.

you can always tape the holes up for the lightbulbs, it would be a good idea.

just make sure you don't put alot of nightshade on the lights, it gets very thick and dark very fast.

goodluck.

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Thanks a lot! I'll give it a shot tomorrow.
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i edited the post with better instructions.
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I suggest taping off the reverse light and doin everything 5pseedin2.3 said!

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you do let them dry between coats as per the the cure time on the bottle correct??
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I suggest taping off the reverse light and doin everything 5pseedin2.3 said!

that looks freakin good......now alls you need is that black front bumper!

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you do let them dry between coats as per the the cure time on the bottle correct??
yes....
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I suggest taping off the reverse light and doin everything 5pseedin2.3 said!

Do you have a pic of the brake lights on? I am curious to see what it looks like then. I would like to do this.
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That does look awesome, but i don't know if I'm going that dark on mine.
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That does look awesome! Ill probably just do 2 coats or so. Im getting the tail lights brand new so Ill have to experiment!
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I just finished shading my tails and third brake light. I'll get pics up after they dry tomorrow.
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I just finished shading my tails and third brake light. I'll get pics up after they dry tomorrow.
nice, how did everything work out?
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i didn tuse clear, im balla. i didnt want mine dark so i did mine 2 layers. i clean the taillights with rubbing alcohol, worked perfect. no blemishes
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i didn tuse clear, im balla. i didnt want mine dark so i did mine 2 layers. i clean the taillights with rubbing alcohol, worked perfect. no blemishes
that would work to, it would dry faster, but im sure the dish soap would clean alot better.
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nice, how did everything work out?
Not too bad. I used like 4 coats though. The sun still shined through a lot when I took them outside so I don't have a doubt that the light bulbs will. I know I could have done a lot better though if I didn't rush like I did. There are a couple runs on each light which are barely noticeable. I think I should have shaken the can more before using it because the first spray pretty much ran all over the light. Oh well, it should look decent I guess.
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Is nightshade a brand? Where can I find it?

Also, can someone put pics up of the nightshade done.. with the brake lights on?
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Is nightshade a brand? Where can I find it?

Also, can someone put pics up of the nightshade done.. with the brake lights on?
its made by VHT, it is called night shade.
wayne(graniteguy) sells it on his website. aka "UnderDog Performance"

heres the UnderDog Performance vendor part or the forums.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...splay.php?f=65

direct link to vht nightshade on his website.
http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...4aafdfa7a5628a
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shoudl i post pics? ok hold on
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looks fudgestreamin man! (sick as hell...in wisconsin)
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Is that offered in any stores? Or only from Underdog Performance
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Do you have a pic of the brake lights on? I am curious to see what it looks like then. I would like to do this.
Here's just the running lights:



Here's with the brakes on:


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Aww crap! I forgot to get my pics up. It looks killer even though I messed up a little but it isn't noticeable.
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Here's just the running lights:

Those tails are so much nicer than my '04s
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I used either 3 or 4 coats. After the 2nd coat, it started to get very dark. I still need to put a glossy clear on there, because I just use a transparent, non shiny clear from duplicolor I had lying around.

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