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Mod Day! (Nite Shade!)

Heres the photography.......not to much to show but hey its enough!

Original Rear Shot.

After the nite shade!

before and after.


Ok guys .......this was a very easy mod. Had fun while doing it. I would recommend using a fan to quickly dry the paint. It says to wait 6 hours......im to impatient for that.....fan speeds that up alot.
 
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lol......looks awesome Chicken Shack! :)
 
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Nice! They look great man..I hope to do this Sat. and Qters BBQ and mod day extravaganza!
 
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how many coats was that?
 
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can the lights still be seen?
 
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Looks good man - I like em
 
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Sweet I have been wanting to do this.
 
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Originally Posted by ranger02_4x4
how many coats was that?
it was alot of coats....maybe 5 or 6......

Originally Posted by Gay-briel
can the lights still be seen?
and yes the lights can be seen.....fairly well actually.....i was worried too!
 
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yes the lights can still be seen just fine thorugh the lens unless you use like 20 coats. i wouldnt use a fan to dry them since youre pushing dust and debris right onto them, which COULD mess up the finish of the paint. with the nite shades, i found out patience is the key. take the time and do it right, and it will come out very well!!
 
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Well the only one that didnt come out well was the 3rd brake light.....but who cares i can grab another from the jy or even ford if i really wanted to try again.....
 
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how well does this stuff hold up in real world use?
 
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Looks good...
 
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Originally Posted by tideguyinva
how well does this stuff hold up in real world use?
couldnt tell you. IM also gonna put some clear coat over it sooner or later!
 
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it does look good tho i have to give you that. like to do that myself if it holds up well
 
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it does hold up well, i know it will last for a few years at least. the stuff has been around for a LOOOONG time. it already has clearcoat in it, so i never used any, but it couldnt hurt.
 
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i just want a glossier finish....its kinda dull...
 
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In the one picture it looks glossy because its still wet
 
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looks good I just did mine the other day. I'll have to get some pics up soon.
 
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to dark for me...and i like masking off the reverse light but thats me. also where in bloody hell is the bumper?
 
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to dark for me...and i like masking off the reverse light but thats me. also where in bloody hell is the bumper?
i got hit a month ago and still havent replaced it yet.
 
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where can you buy this stuff from?
 
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Summit sells it and you can probably get it through anyone who carries VHT paint.

That is really dark, I would have masked off the reverse light, but thats just me. I may have Bob shoot another coat or two on the tails I got from him.
 
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Originally Posted by Pinecone
Summit sells it and you can probably get it through anyone who carries VHT paint.

That is really dark, I would have masked off the reverse light, but thats just me. I may have Bob shoot another coat or two on the tails I got from him.
Yeah i think i over did it a little bit but at this point i dont really care. I have euros here that i can swap out and use paint thinner to remove and try again. Actually the reverse light shines through perfectly. They look amazing at night but during the day are difficult to see. Oh well some things are trial and error. Maybe one day ill try again.
 
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im going to do this soon, my only worries are my strobes i have in the tail lights.

im going to find an older set from the junk yard, and paint them, then drill holes for the bulbs and see how it does, if its still very visible, ill do it, if not, oh well i tried
 
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Looks good, I think that looks better than the black out covers.
 
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