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niteshade opinions needed

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gonna niteshade the tails on my expo need opinions on what would look better niteshade the whole tail or leave the reverse light
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leave the reverse for sure
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leave reverse. thats what i did on my ranger. dont go more then 3 light coats. dont put them on heavy because it will come out spottie and the light wont show thru.
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I say leave the reverse as well, I did the whole light but that was because I put lights on my bumper.
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Nicalm47 you should smoke the third brake light also. it would look better
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i don't wanna put lights on my bumper so ill end up leavin the reverse lights thanks for the input guys
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Nicalm47 you should smoke the third brake light also. it would look better
Haha yeah I was thinking about it but I wanted at least one that was not in case a cop tries to rag on me about them, but I may just put one coat on the red part and three on the white like i did on the tails.

And I did them that dark because I have another set of tails if I feel like going red.
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I love the look of that Expo, looks rugged with those tires. I'd leave the reverse taped...
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I like it with the reverse exposed. ive done all mine like that. You can always do one coat with them untaped to give it a light smoke
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Ya reverse taped off. How many coats you gonna put on? I have been wanting to do the ones on my 99 but havent decided yet. The turn signal is whats throwing me off on doing it or not cause I dont want it to dark but got to cover the turn signal
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idk how many coats yet i mean i want them dark but not so dark where nothing is visible because it is my daily
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I say just do about 3 then wetsand to the lightness you want and the clearcoat..

But Leave that reverse light
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I say one coat of Nightshade and leave the reverse lights alone. Oh and give me your Ranger.
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I say one coat of Nightshade and leave the reverse lights alone. Oh and give me your Ranger.
ha sorry trig no can do going into the body shop soon
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Leave the reverse, I think it looks better and what I did with mine. And don't try to cover up the amber, thats what i did with my corners and it made them too dark, just deal with the darkened amber.
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You could always just change the amber to red before the Nightshade..
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I say leave the reverse as well, I did the whole light but that was because I put lights on my bumper.
that looks awesome!!! do you have to get the nightshade stuff or can you do it with gloss black paint?? i was thinking about doing this also, i have a broken tail light that i can use as a "test light" so if i **** up its not a big deal. im heading to town tomorrow morning so maybe i'll pick up another can of gloss black( have one for the mower and dont wanna use it other than on the mower) and try it.
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that looks awesome!!! do you have to get the nightshade stuff or can you do it with gloss black paint?? i was thinking about doing this also, i have a broken tail light that i can use as a "test light" so if i **** up its not a big deal. im heading to town tomorrow morning so maybe i'll pick up another can of gloss black( have one for the mower and dont wanna use it other than on the mower) and try it.
If you're gonna do the whole tail light including the reverse part then I'd use stick on window tint. A guy at RPS did it and it came out really nice and you don't have to worry about wet sanding or anything. Plus if you don't like it you can always reverse it.

If you insist on painting though you need to get VHT Niteshades, regular paint won't allow light to pass through.
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Black spray paint...are you freakin nuts..lol. The way I do mine is I use automotive clear ith a spoonful of black paint in a HVLP gun
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If you're gonna do the whole tail light including the reverse part then I'd use stick on window tint. A guy at RPS did it and it came out really nice and you don't have to worry about wet sanding or anything. Plus if you don't like it you can always reverse it.

If you insist on painting though you need to get VHT Niteshades, regular paint won't allow light to pass through.
hmm... sweet thats the answer i was looking for!!! so regular paint even sprayed on 3-4 thin coats isnt translucent enough?? okie dokie..
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that looks awesome!!! do you have to get the nightshade stuff or can you do it with gloss black paint?? i was thinking about doing this also, i have a broken tail light that i can use as a "test light" so if i **** up its not a big deal. im heading to town tomorrow morning so maybe i'll pick up another can of gloss black( have one for the mower and dont wanna use it other than on the mower) and try it.
Thanks!!

Use Nightshade, mine is 3 coats of Nightshade and 3 coats of clear, I didn't wet sand after i sprayed. Its not that hard to screw up actually, I thought I would that's why I did my 2000 lights and not the 04's.

I finally did my third brake light tonight because i was bored, I did two coats of Shade and no clear.
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Thanks!!

Use Nightshade, mine is 3 coats of Nightshade and 3 coats of clear, I didn't wet sand after i sprayed. Its not that hard to screw up actually, I thought I would that's why I did my 2000 lights and not the 04's.

I finally did my third brake light tonight because i was bored, I did two coats of Shade and no clear.
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Tape off reverse lights for sure!! Just lay thin coats on untill it looks good to you. Mine are pretty dark and light still shows through really well. Cop's around me are real a** holes and they don't bother me about it at all. Surprisingly!
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ya i was gonna tape the reverse lights but cover the gay looking amber lights.

oh and to who started this thread, sorry for hi-jacking your thread!!
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