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Old 05-31-2008, 04:18 AM   #51
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Well I just did a pair of old ones I had laying around just for giggles using R/C tint and Duplicolor clear. If you ask me I think they turned out great... But I'll let you guys be the judge.






I didn't want to do them super dark that way I won't have to worry about getting hassled by the cops if I decide to use them.
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R/C tint and rattle can clear....
First time;






Second time: I redid them because I was stupid the first time and used R/C clear coat - yeah, bad idea....So this time I used duplicolor and made them darker...sorry about the crappy pic, i've only had them done like this about a week, and this is the only pic i've got(from my cell earlier tonight)...there is even something reflecting on the light in this pic too

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Quote: Originally Posted by Prime.
OP, if you want to buy the lights off the red truck. pm me. I still have them.


i buy em dude if ya still got em
Old 06-04-2008, 01:06 AM   #55
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i dont have pics but i used Dupli-color metal cast paint for the tint and cleared with duplicolor clear as well. turned out nice.
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwistedMoPres.
here is what i used

ditto...been on for a year in the sun in louisiana every day.
Holding up great.
Old 06-05-2008, 07:23 PM   #57
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this is how mine looked using rattle can vs. professional (antiflag)




yes they are flame tinted... WHAT NOW??
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woot woot........
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Ok i dont know hwat happend, but i got VHT nightshade and i used them for my brothers taillghts on his 01 sonoma. I first used 800 gritt sandpaper to scuff up the lens, than i washed all the excess stuff that will not allow the paint to stick to the lenses. I did my coats to where i want it to be as dark as it is. I let them sit over night, so than 20 mins ago, i use 2000gritt paper and wetsand them, they have scuff marks inthem, which i figured werent a big deal, and when they dried, all it was was smooth. So i used my ''black magic Liquuid wax'' i use for waxing his truck and it did not come out like i wantd. They are still flat looking and i am lost.

How do you all get yours so shinny? I think i read that you dont clear them with VHT nightshade spray, but i could be wrong. ANy help would be appreciated, its a little surprise for my bro when he gets back from work related stuff in NJ tomrrow.
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Clear.
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Quote: Originally Posted by russell
Clear.

i thought you dont clear the vht spray? And wat about the the scuff marks? is that going to go away? I used 2000 gritt, and figured it would not be a issue for it not being scuffed, but i guess i have no idea wat i am talking about.
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you can expect wax to bring a sanded surface back to a shine... get some RUBBING COMPOUND. i prefer 3m extra cut, then follow with 3m swirl mark remover, then wax.
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Quote: Originally Posted by antiflag8737
you can expect wax to bring a sanded surface back to a shine... get some RUBBING COMPOUND. i prefer 3m extra cut, then follow with 3m swirl mark remover, then wax.

ok, i will take pics of what tehy look like now, and when i do the 3m stuff. Thanks alot, he would be pissed if i didnt get them right after i sprayed the shit on it, lol
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Quote: Originally Posted by Maverick2664
you never put crap in with the clear, thats not what its designed for and you run the risk of it failing... theres too man halfassers here that -think- they know about paint
i asked my friend that has his own shop how he does it and told him what you said, he said thats partially true.What he said is you can get away with using 10 or 20% of base in the total amount of clear to get your color but anymore will result like you described above.
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ok got my stuff back from antiflag and hands down the way he does it out does all others!!

truck was a little dirty at the time...
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mine came out very good after i used compound and scuff/scratch remover...thanks for your guys input, my bro just got home and really likes em. THanks alot
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I used stained glass paint from a arts and craft store then used clear over it.. I don't have any pictures because the car is sold and the only pictures I have are before but it turned out great.. also used rc tint and it work as well.
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Quote: Originally Posted by navybrat02
Not to get too off topic but what kind of wheels are those... I like them... Oh and your tails turned out great.
Old 08-10-2008, 03:56 AM   #70
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I am sure this has been asked a lot, but are there any laws as to how much you can tint tails or anything like that?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Mikey08
I am sure this has been asked a lot, but are there any laws as to how much you can tint tails or anything like that?

by law in most states you are not supposed to do anything to them to reduce the visibility of your taillight... tinting them in most states is technically illegal
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you can tint your lights legaly.... but if you do tint them you have to put some type of reflector on the back of the car. the reason its illegal is because when you tint them you cover up the reflector that is in the taillight, which is required by law.
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has anybody tinted their front lights if so how is the visibility with them
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please excuse the filthy truck!! i used the nightshades and a few coats of clear on my taillights and 3rd brake light....same as my fog lights but i never use them so i tinted them really dark...








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Quote: Originally Posted by Slow_S10
Not to get too off topic but what kind of wheels are those... I like them... Oh and your tails turned out great.
thanks... those rims are 15" MB Motoring 252s... they stopped making them so i'm s.o.l. if i mess these up... about to get 18s put on so these are going to get sprayed black to murder out the truck when i go on long trips...
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Quote: Originally Posted by pollard
has anybody tinted their front lights if so how is the visibility with them
heh... oh ya... antiflag8737 has done all my lights and love them all!!! heres mine




heres up close... the truck was dirty at the time of pics...

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i did tinted 03 silverado taillights and put them in my 01 silverado and i just sanded them with 1000 grit wetsand paper, mixed black base with clear and sprayed em and they turned out great and ive done a ranger, a cougar, and another silverado and they all turned out great

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you could even put another coat of just clear on em so you could wet sand out any flaws
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Quote: Originally Posted by Maverick2664
ugh, once again, you dont mix base into the clear... thats not the way its done

if you want to tint them using correct procedure, heres what you do

1. wetsand lights with 600-800
2. mix an intercoat blender with black base, spray to desired tint
3. clear
4. wetsand and buff if needed

you never put crap in with the clear, thats not what its designed for and you run the risk of it failing... theres too man halfassers here that -think- they know about paint

o and sir there is more than one way to skin a cat
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Quote: Originally Posted by ROCKER'D 94
o and sir there is more than one way to skin a cat

ya but what manufacture says mix basecoat with the clear for a durable finish?

not to mention with mixing it with basecoat, u can have wayyyyyyyy more control of the shade of black u are going with.
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a couple drops of a single stage black into your clear been done no problems at all
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Quote: Originally Posted by dropjawjimmy
a couple drops of a single stage black into your clear been done no problems at all
just because its been done doesnt mean its the way it should be done
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i used VHT nightshades on my VW. you just wetsand (i did 600 then 1000 then 2000) then buff (turtle wax rubbing compound and scratch remover, then Myguiers (spelling?) PlastX. a few coats till disired shade then clear, cutt and buff again, and enjoy.

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i know its not a chevy, but i need to get mine running before i can start modding it more.
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i have done many sets of tail lights with the vht niteshades, and then i clear them with ppg's dc3000 clear.

i wet sand them with 800, niteshade, then clear.

if you dont clear niteshades, it chalks up and is flat finish and looks hack.

here are the examples of my method on my vehicles.










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My sister had hers done by this guy we know, who's a professional painter(she wanted the reverse lights masked off)...



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I have a black '04 (4dr) Blazer so I think tinted tails would look awesome. I just need to find a spare set in case I mess them up.
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwistedMoPres.
here is what i used


Hey were can i find the racing finish i swear i have seen it some were i tried all day lookin for it hahahah well thanks
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My friend went to a professional painter as well to get his tinted....
(Once again, the reverse lights were masked off)



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Quote: Originally Posted by TwistedMoPres.
here is what i used

same thing i used on my third brake light on my ram..
i used black in clear for my brake lights and it works fine..


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Here is mine before wet sanding.
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tinting them black always looks cool, i use the vht tint spray it works well even try doing the same process with red tint it really makes the lights pop
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ok time to bring back and old thread!!
here are my headlights...


taillights that were stolen off the truck during the night...


stolen

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thats shady ^
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Quote: Originally Posted by navybrat02

yes they are flame tinted... WHAT NOW??
Looks good, but your flames are backwards. lol

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Wow they cut the wires and all... damn would have taken what, 10 seconds longer to turn the bulbs out?

Bad thing about stealing stuff like that its easy to spot when you see them on another truck.

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i chose to have the flames like that bc they flow with the taillight... they probably got tired of trying to figure out how to take them out (they were tough getting out) but it was a clean cut so they knew what they were doing... plus the bulbs i had were high intensity so that they would be bright enough to be seen during the day... total lose probably $250...
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Quote: Originally Posted by Maverick2664
just because its been done doesnt mean its the way it should be done
easy never said it was etched in stone thats how i do em
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sucks that they even cut the wires.. shouldnt be hard to spot them with the flames on there
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i found it better to use black kandy base more transparent so you see ur lights better and cops dont **** with you as bad
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Iv heard people tint their taillights with the cheap window tint that you can get at walmart. is this true???
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