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Old 10-08-2006
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Nightshade?

Hey everyone, I was wanting to get some opinions on something...

What do yall think it would look like if I nighshaded my headlights & clear corners? Not the insides of them, but a light coat of nighshade on the outside of them?

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i got a new full can here if you wanna do it at the meet.
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it would look good... just not practical at all because its going to dim your headlights...
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it would look good... just not practical at all because its going to dim your headlights...

What he said!^
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you still usin that half a can i gave yah?
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Yea, I don't think that would be a good idea. lol

It's look sweet, but would suck at night.

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true... just get some offroad lights :)

yea idk, i dont think itd be worth it, but would be interesting to try on a chity pair or one.
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anyone have a pic of there stock tail lights done?? id like to do this but havent seen what it looks like
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anyone have a pic of there stock tail lights done?? id like to do this but havent seen what it looks like
I just did mine yesterday & they are the same tails as yours.

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the one on the left has clear-cote the one one the right was done later

they look a lot darker on the truck
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one coat of nightshade + some clear

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i know its an old post but i was just curious to something, schould i wet sand after i put the nightshade on and before i put the clear on, or schould i just put the nightshade on and than clear, will just doing that give it a shiny enough look or is wet sanding required.......

and does anyone know of any local places that carry this stuff like autoparts stores etc.
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wayne sells it.

i was told to just use a scotch brite pad before you put the nightshade on, the rest you just paint, then clear
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if you only use 1 coat of knightshade, wet sanding would just remove it most of it. for every other coat of nightshade/clear I would give a quick wet sand and cleaning to.
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Glad I found this Im gona give it a try
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i think the stuff they use on prescription glasses is the way to go, get darker in sunlight, and turns clear when ur out of the sun. personally if u could fab that into automotive application it would forever change the way people 'night shade' their lights, and would be both beneficial and cool. for one, it wont cut down ur light output at night since the lenses would be clear, yet would be dark during the day to give that 'clean' look.
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as cool as it sounds, i think thats prob near impossible, or if it was it would cost a fortune......
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cost is neligable actually. all it is is a liquid they spray on, i highly doubt it ACTUALLY costs them $100 for half a teaspoon of stuff
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Wouldn't having your headlights or any lights on make them start to dim? Or do your headlights emit a different light to where they wont dim?
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another thing.. nightshade might chip off the headlights and clear... b/c of bugs and junk...
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