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Wet sanding

How do I wetsand my newly nightshaded tails? 2000 grit paper and just run it under water as I do it? Is it that easy?
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What I do is soak a cloth in water and squeeze some out on the light as I sand it. I soad the sandpaper in water before too. Always make sure theres a coat of water where your sanding.
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put a little soap in the water though. helps a bit. after you are done, rinse it off with water and dry it before going to town on it with the paint.
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+1.... Soap just helps the stuff your sanding not stick to the paper... But they're all right!
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so ill soak the sandpaper in water for say 30min. keep a wet rag and drip it onto what I am sanding. then when I am done rinse it and dry it.

correct?
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all i did was clean mine before i sprayed them n they look great!
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are my tails supposed to look cloudy after i wetsand?
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uploading to photobucket right now. It is supposed to look weird before the clear coat right?
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I need to see what you're talking about... lol
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ok well if photobucket would hurry...

pretty much bought 2000 grit wetordry sandpaper and grabbed a bucket of water and a rag. as I sanded softly I poured the water on and I dont know what I am doing haha but I want to finish them so I can drive
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I don't think you got the right stuff. That is window tint not night shade. This is what a can of Nite-Shade should look like
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Same difference cody.... Transparent black paint basically. A film if you will.
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oh... I just assumed haha oops.
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Rinse the lights and spray another coat. It shouldn't come out all cloudy like that. I've had that happen to me before.

Make sure the surface you are sanding, and the sandpaper you are using are wet.

You also dont really need to wetsand your lights if your paintjob came out nice and smooth. wetsanding only helps remove or repair blemishes.

Just spray em again, let it dry and spray them with clear and call it a day.
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wtf, window tint in a can?!
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^^^ yeah I thought that was weird to!

here is the finished product (not installed yet, thats tomorrows project)
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They actually turned out very nice


WOOOOOO!!! hahaha

lessons learned:
-how to not spray nightshade
-how not to spray clear coat haha
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Also learned to use soap in a wet sanding process lol

Looks good man!
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lol doing it yourself is the best way to learn! when i first did them on my grand prix like 3 years ago it looked like butt, so i stripped the paint and tried again

now i've done like 10 sets for myself and other people as well, you get it down pretty quick.

looks really good man! should look great on a white truck
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oh it looked sick without the clear coat haha

im going to the beach tomorrow and getting an iphone so ill take some good pics tomorrow
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iPhone = FAIL

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pretty much dont want verizon anymore and made the decision to switch to ATT for better reception
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You just need a better Verizon phone Mitch!... HTC Touch Pro/Diamond FTMFW!
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