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Old 07-29-2011
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Icon5 VHT nightshade tail light tint

Has anyone ever used that VHT night shade tail light tint I had it and used it on my last car and was going to use it on my truck to tint the tail lights and the front turn signals but on my last car they were kinda dull i put 2 or 3 coats of clear coat on it hoping that it would bring a little shine to it but no luck any ideas?
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I would rather use niteshade than the window tint. Sometimes the tint is a bitch to get on well, flat and no bubbles. I have used nite shade, you have to clean them with an ammonia based cleaner first then spray it and do light coats or it will run. Practice alot before you do the actual set.
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yea but im talking about after its on the color of them looks dull u know its not like the shine from when the tint wasnt on there could i put on the clear coat and buff it to give the shine back to my head lights someone said sanding the light before u spay on the night shade helps but idk if i wanna take sand paper to my tail lights
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There really isnt a nice gloss shine to the niteshade. I would think if you do light coats and clear coat it, they may come out ok...BUT you dont know how the niteshade will react to clear coat being sprayed on it
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yeah thanks man i appreciate the help
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i did that to mine, sanding kills them and will never get that shine back. i ended up getting new tails. clearcoating does help a bit to bring the gloss out, i did my front corner markers on mine with CC and it looked pretty decent. but never ever sand them! i wet sanded with 600 grit and still ruined them
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Here is waht you do. Nightshade them and cear them how ever many coats you want. Get some 2000 grit sand paper and WET sand the clear a little bit. Dont try to sand it off just scuff it up a little bit, clean them off and then you need to polish them with some rubbing compound and some polishing compound. Here is a picture of what mine looked like. Its not a great picture but you can see how shiny they are!!
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Here are a few more, please excuse the salt residue on the truck it was still cold outside!!
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This thread may be a little old, but I'll throw my 2 cents in anyway. Nightshades will do fine with a clear coat. I've done plenty of sets of lights this way. Just spray very light, even coats of the Nightshades until you have the desired tint. Let it dry for a few hours, then start spraying the clear. Again, do light coats, but do lots of them. More clear is better (within reason, of course), as it will give you more material to wetsand and/or buff without getting into the tint. If you take your time and do it right, it will look great. If you rush it, it will look like crap.
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Here are a few more, please excuse the salt residue on the truck it was still cold outside!!
Come on, I live in Wisconsin and my truck stays cleaner than that. Either way, the tail lights look pretty decent, just expect to get pulled over soon.
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