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Nightshaded the 3rd brake light..

hey guys im new to the board,
anyway i just used vht nightshade on my 3rd brakelight and it is REALLY dark, with only 2 coats. it looks nice i think, here is what it looks like:





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looks good...but i would put a coat of clear on it....the guys i work with are obsessed with that stuff...they all have it done
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looks good...personally i would shoot some clear on that and wet sand it but I am a high gloss freak
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what is wet sand??? i night shaded mine with clear coat as well, and they are all dull...will wet sand make them nice and shiny again???
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wet sanding will make it shiny as well as clearcoating it... as far as what it is, im guessing its using water on the object when sanding it with like 1000 grit
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wet sanding will make it shiny as well as clearcoating it... as far as what it is, im guessing its using water on the object when sanding it with like 1000 grit
yes...wet sanding is your friend
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wow eric and i posted the same crap hahahahah nice...

yes wet sending with plastic you have to be VERY careful. isnt to hard start at like 1000 and then like 1500 it should look good
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just run the water over while you sand it???
it was hard enough trying to find 600 grit last time...guess i will have to try another store...
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yea just put some on the lights then go over it with the paper, or u could dip the sand part into the water and do it that way...
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Don't wet sand the niteshades, it will leave it uneven. Put at least 2 coats of clear then wet sand then put a final coat of clear.
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^^^^ when you wet sand you want to wet sand the clear in this case anyway...there isnt enough orange peel to worry about with night shade paint
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Where Can you get a can of this stuff at?
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I tinted my tails and 3rd brake light about a year ago. The stuff seems to fade alot so be prepaired to repaint then every year.
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I know this is an old post but I found it using the search function. Anyways..I picked up a LED 3rd Brake Light from Wayne @ Underdog & since it wasn't dark enough to go with the Theme of my Truck I used NightShades & a couple coats of clear.

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that looks good man
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Thats the best looking 3rd brake light I've seen Rick. Mines gonna get niteshaded now.lol
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That looks real good. I don't really care for Nightshading, but that looks real good!
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Thanks guys. I bought the smoked version of the 3rd brake light hoping it would be dark enough but after installing it the light looked out of place with the rest of the truck.

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looks awesome rick, i wish i owuld have kept my LED brake light for some nightshade.
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looks awesome rick, i wish i owuld have kept my LED brake light for some nightshade.

Yes you should have...

That does look good man, did mine the same and I wouldnt change it for the world.
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Yes you should have...

That does look good man, did mine the same and I wouldnt change it for the world.

hey not like i was at a loss, sold it for the same price i paid for it.
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I think im going to niteshade the tail lights on my DD honda civic. its black with black leather interior ,and these bright red tail lights.
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Thanks again guys. Ordered a Chrome 2006 Grille this morning from Jusnes.
I've always liked that look ever since they showed that look on the Tonka Concept & then added it to the SuperDuty line & finally the Ranger line.
When & if they do make a billet insert I'll powder coat it black.

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