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Old 02-05-2009
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Re-did my tail lights

So, as many of you know, I had smoked tail lights on my Mazda. I liked them, but got bored of the look so I changed them up.

Here's the process. *No installed pics til tomorrow.

So they looked like this. I had them tinted and also painted the black edge around them.


Cleaned right up with some laquer thinner...


Reverse lights taped off


Using my magic paint...



A nice shiny set of all red Mazda tail lights.




Took me about an hour from the time I cleaned them, prepped them and painted them.

I'll have installed pics tomorrow after I let them cure for the night inside. I think they're going to look pretty bright and shiny on my truck haha.

I was contemplating about tinting them again, but decided against it for now. If they look too bright for me tomorrow, I will tint and clear them.
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Looks a lot better man! That paint is spot on. I'm going to be making a junkyard run tomorrow trying to get 06 tails
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Nice. I wanna re do mine too, a lighter shade than what i got now.
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Damn thats the same tails?

That looks good.
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that looks way cool, maybe ill do that to my stock tails just for the heck of it

I just wonder if it'll affect the light output at all, doesn't look like it would however
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I just don't like the stock Mazda lights with the amber. And since they don't make any aftermarket lights for Mazdas, tinting or redding out is about all you can do.
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that looks way cool, maybe ill do that to my stock tails just for the heck of it

I just wonder if it'll affect the light output at all, doesn't look like it would however

No, it's transparent paint like Niteshades. The turn signal will actually flash red now and not look orange. I painted about 7 sets of B2200 tail lights for myself and some buddies using this paint.
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That's sweet dude
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No, it's transparent paint like Niteshades. The turn signal will actually flash red now and not look orange. I painted about 7 sets of B2200 tail lights for myself and some buddies using this paint.
so the fact that the light passes thru the yellow and then the red wouldn't cut it down any? Not that I'm knowledgeable on the properties of light but it just seems like it might not be AS bright as before, but maybe it's not enough to even tell with the naked eye

...just post pics of them all lit up!
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very nice!
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Those look nice! get them on with pics asap!
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Looks good.
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wow, they looks really good. much better
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i should do that to mine.....
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so the fact that the light passes thru the yellow and then the red wouldn't cut it down any? Not that I'm knowledgeable on the properties of light but it just seems like it might not be AS bright as before, but maybe it's not enough to even tell with the naked eye

...just post pics of them all lit up!
So...you tell me...


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Looks much better
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The all red lights look great!
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Time for a Line Of Fire! ....eventually.
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I can't believe how good these look. Definitely an improvement over the stock and niteshaded taillights.
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Lookin' good Mikey. I need to get new tails since mine are all cracked. I smell a junkyard run soon lol
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i really want to do that now, but not sure how easily niteshade comes off and dont want to risk it.
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Lacquer thinner and a paper towel. Just rinse it off with water.
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I have noticed that my tails now rather resemble 2003ish Ranger tails...




So THAT'S why you guys like 'em now! LOL
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that is awesome, they look great
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I'll have pics up tomorrow morning. From what I saw in the dark while installing them, I am pretty sure I am not going to tint them.
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