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Using red candy paint to red out tails...

has anyone ever done this for a 99 and below with the tri color tail lights?....

is there an exact match for the red or should i jsut tape over the reverse lights and color the whole light, or will this dim my brakes to much...
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make sure its transparent thas about it...I used some (from the hobby dept.) makes them look alot better, then I night shaded my tails
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buy a set of cheap euros for your year and candy those
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has anyone ever done this for a 99 and below with the tri color tail lights?....

is there an exact match for the red or should i jsut tape over the reverse lights and color the whole light, or will this dim my brakes to much...
im pretty sure that candys are transparent...

karpe im not a big fan of the eruros....
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Ok, first of all... is it legal where you are... I don't think it is in FL...

Next, you can use translucent vinyl, it would be a lot easier to do and probably just a weee bit more costly. If you know how to use an airbrush right then you probably won't have runs in the paint.
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i know muffaka did his euro's and they are hot!!!!!!!! he used house of kolors candy apple red
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if they are candied, they would be euros any more. It would be legal in FL becuase it only has to reflect red from the back and sides.

you arent required to have amber rear turn signals.

the candy paint from a hobby shop works perfect I've seen it done many times on chevy's on a different forum.

I suggested Euros to start with that way if you mess them up or dont like the final project you havent lost your stockers
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Those are euro's in the picture... which looks badass!!!

I think I might skip the 06 tails and get some of them... I don't live too far from HOK to go pick some up next time I'm in Biloxi.

Wonder how much it costs? Lemme see...........
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those euros are hot... hmmm... maybe down the road ill get some clear euros and do that, but now ill settle for 8$ for paint and clear...
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if i were doing stock taillights, i would spray the entire lense, that way the top matches the bottom as much as possible
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/House...QQcmdZViewItem

This one's better... They are a dealer. Oh, and, Iwe've only got one decent hobby shop around here and they don't carry any of the candy-type paints...

http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p...word=34527+001
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yah think that would work and look good on stock edge lights...
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i dont have a spray gun channing... i need the spray can....

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if i were doing stock taillights, i would spray the entire lense, that way the top matches the bottom as much as possible
the amber is on the very top above the red on mine so i might fade it down into the red then cover the whole thing with clear...
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^^ok i see... i like my reverse lights though lol... plus something about the all red hits me funny...
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why not just buy some 2000 tails if you like the 98-99 style just without the amber? it's the same light, just with two sockets and no amber
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2000 tails=~$30 plus converting the plugs

3oz of red paint= $3


if i do it well which i plan on doing they shouldnt look any diffrent...
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the amber is on the very top above the red on mine so i might fade it down into the red then cover the whole thing with clear...
You better do this wuick before you talk yourself out of it...lol... personally, I like to have reverse lights too cause i do some offroading at night and that's why installed the rock lights, also.

I definitely like the ones on the black truck.
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could you tape off the reverse part and just paint away? on the stockers?
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2000 tails=~$30 plus converting the plugs

3oz of red paint= $3


if i do it well which i plan on doing they shouldnt look any diffrent...
I would sell you mine, but then like you said you'd have to convert to a 2 bulb system.. good luck
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could you tape off the reverse part and just paint away? on the stockers?
yup thats what im gunna be doing...then im gunna take off the tape and clear over the whole light....
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Are those 01-05 taillights?? i can't find any of similar design on eBay.
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I could use these and make a stylish clear cutout around the reverse bulb or make that bottom one the reverse light. Oh, or I could do them "headlight mod" style!! I could do the headlights and taillight s at the same time.

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any one have any idea of how much i would need? is 3oz enough?
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