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thinking of niteshading taillights... opinions? (pics inside)

im debating niteshading my taillights and 3rd brake light... below is a stock photo and a photoshopped photo of the niteshaded tails;

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what do you guys think looks better? i'm leaning towards the niteshading, because i think it'd tie into the black/silver theme of my truck really well. opinions?
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I like it, I say go for it
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Red's better..
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yea.. go for it and dont forget the 3rd brake light too
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It's a little harder than most people think. If it's not done well it will be splotchy and look worse that what you began with. Luckily you are dealing with relatively small areas so it should be ok.
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anyone know of an online retailer that carries it? i'm having trouble finding a source...
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www.jusnesmodified.com ! not a bad price
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take your time prep the light and do a alcohol wipe down before you paint it. also if you can paint it while it is cool outside is more preferable. humidty makes it come out not to good lol i say do it.
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likin the nightshade, go for it
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btw... when it dries it gets darker lol..
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It would look tight with the silver/black theme of the truck.

Here's a model builder's tip for spray painting: Immerse the can in a pitcher of hot water for a few minutes before spraying. This will heat the paint in the can, but more importantly, it will heat the propellant, raising the pressure in the can. This will be especially helpful in that you can move the can back from the lens, allowing for more even coverage and less chance of splotchy or inconsistent coverage.

For a different effect, you might apply some masking tape (the blue painter's kind from the wall coverings section at your local home improvement store) over the clear reverse lenses. Use an Exacto knife with a #7 blade (typically considered to be the "standard" blade) to trim the excess that overlaps into the red. Use light pressure so as to not cut the plastic! Peel away the excess, and now your clear lenses are masked and will remain clear after the Niteshades is applied.

Show us some pics when you're done!
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Looks good! I say go for it

I'll have to try that hot water trick next time I paint something!
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yea the hot water thing is a good idea
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Nite shade would be the way to go with your silver truck.....
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looks hot man...do it!
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Yea do it. I'm glad I did to mine.
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Def go for it!
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Can you clear over it?? Becuase if you can, I would. Cause I saw someone's tails that had done it and they were all hazy lookin...

well, you know what I'm talkin about...
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Brian i love your truck man for the love of god dont do it...

btw brian http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-F...QQcmdZViewItem
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Do it i did it and love it...do a lil at a time so you dont go to dark :)
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It looks REALLY good w. the niteshade. Before I scrolled down a little more, I thought that it would look like crap. But then I seen the 2nd pic & it looked MUCH better!

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its your choice, but i like the look of the nightshade
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Brian i love your truck man for the love of god dont do it...

btw brian http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-F...QQcmdZViewItem

i want that bumper ;o)

and i want the lower valance colormatched...
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I did mine a little while ago. I would not put more then 2-3 coats on.
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i want that bumper ;o)

and i want the lower valance colormatched...
ok thats easy enough there is tons of the bumpers on ebay and also they have some EDGE valances in primer go take a look be smart dont waste the $ on the can of crap and just get a new bumper
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