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Vht nightshade comes in tomorrow

Soooo... I broke down and ordered a case of nightshade today. to make things worse i overnight shipped it. As of now i have factory tail lights, i'll be night shading them tomorrow and turning this post into a how-to if someone hasnt already. I oughtta have the pics up by 5-ish for those of you with a white truck and want to see what blacked out tail lights will look like.
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A CASE!!!!!?!?!?!? What?!?!? You only need one can!
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Ya, I want a how to for this. I like the way they look but have no clue wher to buy it or do it.
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A CASE!!!!!?!?!?!? What?!?!? You only need one can!
the place i went to could only get it by the case.lol 6 cans. why not?

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Ya, I want a how to for this. I like the way they look but have no clue wher to buy it or do it.
i'll def take pics and write down the process. apparently its supposed to take quite awhile to go as dark as i'm wanting to go with them.
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Awesome dude, I appreciate it.
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^ no prob. i'm really banking on the hopes that it turns out well. if not, i'm out $50 and a pair of taillights.
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How-to?

Tape off
Paint
Remove tape
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give me a can!!!!!!

PLEASE!!!
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^ no prob. i'm really banking on the hopes that it turns out well. if not, i'm out $50 and a pair of taillights.
If you mess up spraying the niteshade all you have to do is take some laqure thinner and it will come right off so your taillights would be ok. Just make sure when you spray its not too cold outside and light even coats.
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With 6 cans, you can do your friend's lights for $20 a set and make your money back and then some!

I've tinted many a tail light with Niteshades and Duplicolor Black Chrome.



Here,I'll give you a tip before you start spraying: Do very,very light uniform coats.

Removal if you screw up is easy: Brake cleaner or laquer thinner, then rinse with soap and water. If you do not clean the laquer thinner off,it can actually make the plastic of the lenses go into a crackle effect kinda like shattered glass, and you'll need to replace your lenses because they'll look like crap.

Also make sure to wetsand with 1500-2000 grit after you are done applying your colour coats, and then spray clearcoat and wetsand that. This will give you a nice smooth look and surface,and it will also not collect as much dirt and dust.
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a case i can get that stuff from the autopart store for 7 dollars a can but you will have plenty to go around
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Enough to Niteshade his windows LOL
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wanna sell a can?
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^ you can ask your local parts store to order a can with their weekly shipment of VHT paint, that's what i did and it was 8.48 for the can.. Btw it was a napa auto parts....
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Ok this is a dumb question, are you painting the inside or outside? What the heck is wet sanding? Is that like poor water on it and get a piece of sand paper?
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Ok this is a dumb question, are you painting the inside or outside? What the heck is wet sanding? Is that like poor water on it and get a piece of sand paper?

i'm painting the outside of the taillight lenses. and wet sanding is kinda like a final touch step to remove any small imperfections so you can put on a final coat of clearcoat.
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Ok this is a dumb question, are you painting the inside or outside? What the heck is wet sanding? Is that like poor water on it and get a piece of sand paper?
Outside of it.

And wet sanding is using wet sand paper, I believe..
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Wet sanding-Different ways you sould do it i guess, Ive heard of a spray bottle of water and sand paper. spray the surface and sand continually
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wet sanding is meant to flatten and level out new paint and remove small runs or sags and remove surface debris that may have landed on the paint when it was wet. its also used to flatten out orange peel
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Enough to Niteshade his windows LOL
dumber question... can that actually work?
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Try it and post pics. LOL
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lol don't try that. and yeah, you want to send me two cans? i'll pay you whatever....aslong as its cheaper than i can get it elsewhere lol i want to do my truck and my dads 07 edge.
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You'll only need one can to do all that.

I did my tails and corners with like not even a quarter of a can.

And I want to see niteshaded windows hahaha.

New thread: "How do I remove Niteshades from my windows??"
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You'll only need one can to do all that.

I did my tails and corners with like not even a quarter of a can.

And I want to see niteshaded windows hahaha.

New thread: "How do I remove Niteshades from my windows??"
hahaha well... i tried the windows thing with it... i dont recommend it. period. it gets everywhere and looks like hammered ****. on the "how to remove from windows"- lots and lots of throttle body cleaner. LOTS.
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Alrighty... so i FINALLY got the pics uploaded since i've finished up yesterday. I found that a few heavy coats of clearcoat smooth out the finish and bring out a nice shine. hope you enjoy.



just after the last coat of clear was sprayed.


just after i sprayed the last coat of clear on the corners


Re-installed unmasked and lit up--- also installed an under tailgate led lightbar.


lights out


another angle with the lights off


the corners with lights off


aaaannnnd a front view


please let me know what you think.
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