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Old 07-15-2005
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vht nightshade

ok guys, im gona do the vht mod tonight when i get off work.

Any suggestions? tips? hints? things you did to make it better, or things you screweed up on, that could help me NOT screw up?

thanks!!!
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make sure to get some good before and after shots!!!! good luck!
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make sure to get some good before and after shots!!!! good luck!
me? take alot of pictures??? NAHHHHHHHHHH


im just your average picture *****!
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are you doin it to the whole light or taping off the reverse?
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ill be taping off the reverse.
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be careful if you take sandpaper to it...i also taped off the reverse area and didnt tape off until after starting to take some sand paper to it and scuffed up some of the reverse area...now i have a lil blurry spot on there
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get some carbon fiber euros....



or paint it all...
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My suggestion would be to take your time and wait a while between coats and let it dry overnight before you put it back on your truck. Also the best place to do it would probably be a garage and not outside because little dust particles can float into your clearcoat...i learned that the hard way
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Don't put on too many shades. Try 2 or 3, let it dry and put them on. Check them out for a couple days if you want darker go another shade. Would suck to have to undo it and redo it.
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i did my coats too light...did about 5 coats...and make sure you clean the nozzle after each coat if not more...i have some drops on mine...
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Be carefull to get it even. It can look splotchy if it is heavy in areas, light in others.
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ey Thomas...wat exactly u doin..tintin your lights or somethin???
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justin why were you sanding before paint?? thom, clean the lights very well with rubbing alcohol, then tape off the reverse, then wipe down one more time. do one coat at a time, it gets dark fast
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I sanded down some on a car one time. It had raised letter part number or gov't number stamped on it. I sanded with 60 to get that off then sanded it finer before painting.
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THOMAS......i made a BIG mistake when i did mine. Make sure you have alot of light handy when you do it. mine are as BLACK AS NIGHT. I mean you can still see the light but they are REALLY dark. Do a few coats and make sure to do both lights at the same time (ie: one coat on left light one coat on right light etc. and so on) Look at my before and afters....Click here...... Trust me....take your time.....i didnt. Now i like mine that dark but, the coppers dont. No problems yet but im sure they are in the future!

EDIT: also be careful of the 3rd brake light.....check it over carefully b4 you paint, if the plastics cracked up from the sun DONT PAINT IT....it will look like a$$.......i made that mistake too....thought the paint would cover it but it wont!
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