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freekwonder
2010-12-06, 09:28 PM
Helping a few friends tint their taillights, they had some left over so we did the cube.

Before
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs507.ash1/29953_1417923443971_1109180266_1256202_7483891_n.j pg

After
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs012.snc4/33983_1676640071725_1109180266_1885978_7870895_n.j pg

literbike99
2010-12-06, 09:48 PM
poz

turbotuner20v
2010-12-06, 09:52 PM
what did you use? any buffing when you were done?

I tried to do this to a set of vette tail lights I have, but the model spray paint I used didn't seem to lay down very smooth

JDLM
2010-12-06, 09:53 PM
what did you use? any buffing when you were done?

I tried to do this to a set of vette tail lights I have, but the model spray paint I used didn't seem to lay down very smooth

The process can be done with the model spray or niteshades (just prep/clean the surface and light/even coats) or take them to a body shop w/ diluted black.

freekwonder
2010-12-06, 09:54 PM
poz

Thanks. Not much but I think it helps less "gay" the car lol.

what did you use? any buffing when you were done?

I tried to do this to a set of vette tail lights I have, but the model spray paint I used didn't seem to lay down very smooth

Use VHT Nightshade, did what my friends said to do. Sanded the lights with 600 grit, did 3 coats of VHT, wet sanded and then another coat. Didn't buff them, but might in the future when it is a bit warmer. Way to cold out in my friends barn. Hell we probably shouldn't have painted lol. Did an F150 and a new Sierra Denali the same way.

tyleR
2010-12-07, 09:43 AM
what did you use? any buffing when you were done?

I tried to do this to a set of vette tail lights I have, but the model spray paint I used didn't seem to lay down very smooth


trends used to have some good stuff back in the day...
not sure if they still stock it but it had an all japanese label.
laid down real even and light so you could easily contol how dark you wanted it depending on how many coats you did.

shonuff
2010-12-07, 12:21 PM
iDig

freekwonder
2010-12-07, 02:30 PM
Thanks. :mrgreen:

tommygun
2010-12-07, 05:35 PM
body shops use tinted clear

the nite shades works fine if you prep and take your time

cube looks good

HiLandR
2010-12-07, 05:55 PM
Cool, looks good, consider an asymmetrical approach to the plate?

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z313/HiLandR_photos/33983_1676640071725_1109180266_1885978_7870895_n.j pg

I was inspired by this!

http://www.digitaldesignuk.co.uk/12project/thumbnails/face%20man%20cigar%20copy.jpg
:mrgreen:

ChickenFlava
2010-12-07, 05:59 PM
Looks good...:thumbsup:

Is it me, or one side looks darker than the other(left side is lighter)?

freekwonder
2010-12-07, 06:05 PM
body shops use tinted clear

the nite shades works fine if you prep and take your time

cube looks good

Thanks.

Cool, looks good, consider an asymmetrical approach to the plate?

I was inspired by this!

http://www.digitaldesignuk.co.uk/12project/thumbnails/face%20man%20cigar%20copy.jpg
:mrgreen:

I like it. :mrgreen:

Looks good...:thumbsup:

Is it me, or one side looks darker than the other(left side is lighter)?

It must be the light, at night with the lights on you can just barely see that the right side is actually just a tad bit lighter than the left.

Azrael
2010-12-07, 07:38 PM
Your cube is awesome. I saw a white one at walmart with some BBS's on it.. Totally awesomo.

freekwonder
2010-12-07, 09:04 PM
Thanks, I LOVE the white. Wouldn't mind having a white with black interior.

I'd love to drop her on some 17" volks, just can't yet. Every dollar spend on the cube could go into the dime lol.

Azrael
2010-12-08, 07:07 AM
Thanks, I LOVE the white. Wouldn't mind having a white with black interior.

I'd love to drop her on some 17" volks, just can't yet. Every dollar spend on the cube could go into the dime lol.

The dime is solid. I'd do the same lol.

Scorpion34
2010-12-19, 10:13 PM
Looks good