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New way to nite-shade?...

well i was just thinking about the VHT after a old post that was brought from the dead..lol, andthinging of a beter wat to make them look glossy after you are done.

has anyone ever tried or thought of taking the Tails apart ike we do our headlights and then spray the inside instead, so when yer done you can put the cover back on and you'll have the glossy finish of the plastic. and it would also be scratch proof...

just a thought...
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hmm...for some reason i dont think it would look as dark...but id love to see someone do that...mine is all dull...
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yea prolly wouldnt look deep black, but id like to see it done, prolly look deep cherry
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ok if you have euro tails yes because there clear its the same as like painting RC car bodies you paint the inside. now with stock tails no because there not clear. but yes on like euro tails the one's i have on my truck right now
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it would acully look like a black chrome look
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good point... wait.. zach, do think i mean the back chrome part, cause i just mean the outer cover like the clear cover orred stock one..



cause what you just said got me confuzzled and i started to think you ment painting the chrome.. idk im retarded
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it would acully really easy to do the painting the separating would be the hard part just becareful with the amount of paint you put on
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hmmm...well i have some laying around...do i dare try...could be some fun...
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indeed.. if i had some, id try..hell its somthn to do, just take it slow and be careful
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How much are a set of stock tails on eBay??

Could be something cool to try if you had some layin around, or if you could get some from a j/y
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stock tails wont work right i just expained it
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I didnt think you could paint the inside of stock tails since the actual lense is red? I dont think you would be able to tell except the light wouldnt come through..

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You could use some solid black krylon fusion or something like that, right??
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well, I think you could!!! nanner, nanner!!

Ok you win... loser.
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I really wanna seperate my euros so I cant colormatch the surround instead of having them be carbon fiber..... but I broke one set of tails already.I wish I knew what I was doing
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ouch! that sux...
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Man I juss got an idea...If you took it apart then painted the red plastic the euros would look sweet!!!
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well i was just thinking about the VHT after a old post that was brought from the dead..lol, andthinging of a beter wat to make them look glossy after you are done.

has anyone ever tried or thought of taking the Tails apart ike we do our headlights and then spray the inside instead, so when yer done you can put the cover back on and you'll have the glossy finish of the plastic. and it would also be scratch proof...

just a thought...

Why not just clearcoat them??? i did a basecoat clear paint job on my tails when i did the hood and tailgate, darkend up the red and gave them a nice black outline as well...
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i clear coated mine...they still look rough and dull
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I have a question about the VHT niteshades. The company is in Australia, so are there store that have them here?

And, I was also wondering can you use anything other then Nite Shades such as
This model paint?

And has anyone done it to their headlights/front turn signals?
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I have a question about the VHT niteshades. The company is in Australia, so are there store that have them here?

And, I was also wondering can you use anything other then Nite Shades such as
This model paint?

And has anyone done it to their headlights/front turn signals?




same idea, except use niteshade (i used black paint). If you paint the whole lens, on the inside, it'll look gray, wouldn't look right.

In regards to the original post, If you take apart the taillights (that is, if you succesfully do it, you get an extra cookie), painting the inside (the red part) would not do much, except not allow as much light go through the lense.

Now, if there is some way to get ride of the red, then it'd be awesome.

EDIT:

My tails doesn't look too dull. Maybe a tad bit, but it's not dull..



no clearcoat.
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Your headlights look nice. I actually was going to buy a entire set of front black lights on ebay, but I don't have the money right now.

Here's the ebay ones

But yours look nice.
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I just bought 2 cans of that VHT nightshade online and i was just wondering if any one has found a way to make the rear lights glossy. I was just reading this thread and i keep seeing that people clearcoat them and that are still not glossy. and also how dark can you make them? i was hoping to go complete black so it would match my truck when my headlight covers come in tomorrow.
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