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I'm using Krylon Acrylic Clear coat so far I've done 2 coats and I got this:

buffed it with some plasticX to make it a lil more glossy...

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looks good, and good call on keeping the reverse light clear.
your going to have to lose the sport stickers now though :P
i'm not sure if its just the acrylic clear thats making them foggy, but i used krylon triple thick crystal glaze on mine and they turned out great
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Wetsand + polish
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what do you use to buff out the scratches? All I have is Scratch-X

btw Trent the xbox came home, think they gave me a new unit
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u going to be on tonight? and looks good cody!
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hell yeah I'll be on, as soon as I can get these tail looking good I'll be there... I wish I had some M105 polish that stuff is amazing I hear
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update* I went ahead and tinted the reverse as well, long story...
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I feel like I repeat myself alot in these nightshade threads but here it comes anyway!

like everyone is sayin if you wet sand and polish it then it will look awesome, wet sand with 1000 then 2000 then hit it with some rubbing compound then polishing compound, all cheap stuff you can get at wally world will give you great results. Or you can take them to a body shop to get professionally cleared, I've done it both ways with great results. Here's how a body shop clear turns out with no polishing of any sort, right outta the booth:

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I will probably go by and get the cleared, how long does that stuff take to dry? I don;t have another mode of transport.

after sanding and polishing they look great, I used nail polish remover and brake fluid to clean off the reverse lights, its comin' together...
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done***

nail polish remover was used to clean the reverse lights. overall took me about 5-6 hours mainly b/c I was gonna go back and apply more clearcoat but I used some wax remover to clean them and it made this odd effect happen so I had to wetsand like 10x and polish and this is what it came down to... Wetsand is a must with this stuff!!!

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/time to hit the showers
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haha nice man.. when u going on live
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fixing my supper ATM then I'll be on... I say about an hour 1/2

they must have given me a new xbox b/c its acts totally different, much quieter and I have to re-authorize my downloads
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Hmm I dont remember what clear I used. It was some josh had. So PM him and he can probably tell you.
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Good job on those tails Cody! What's your post in the classified's for?
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haha my Plan B.
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got hold of a decent buffer today and some rubbing compound and they look a lot better!

here's a vid of them lighting up. I didn't wanna go this dark but this stuff is like fishing in the dark...


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the krylon acrylic stuff sucks lol, i used it on mine, and wish i hadnt.

but when i did it on my friends car, i realized doing heavier coats with the stuff gave more shine. but eventually im gonna redo the clear on mine, once i can get an actual gun. old one got stolen :(

but truck looks great with tinted tails man!
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yeah I did some heavy coats then wet sanded with 2000 grit and did A LOT of buffing, looks almost like a mirror reflection with a little orange peel...
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NEW PICS on PG1
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looks good cody
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