Originally Posted by 01bonne
Do you have to take the tails off to tint them, I'm lazy
Don't even think about it. You like your car more than that. It takes 10 minutes to remove the tails and do it right.
Note that my masking isn't shown here, but the reverse lights were masked off until just before the last coat of VHT. That'* one thin coat over them, 3 coats on the rest. 2 coats of clear:
This was the last round of tail work here. Refreshed the Zilla'* and moved them to the 95. Did a new set for the Zilla.
A little experiement that didn't work out, but only due to the fact that there were micro-cracks in the lenses. If I'd seen them first, I would have sealed them with clear first, then tinted, then cleared again:
The 95 in progress 2.5 years ago:
(these have since been replaced with the Zilla'* original set after refreshing)
Original tinting that I based the Techinfo article from:
(<---wow, topic number is low)
Keep in mind that original tint was in October of 2002, and didn't need refreshing until 5 years later (late 2007). It holds up well.
EK98'* finished project. He came down for the day, and drove home with the tint on and dry:
(durring Dillcc'* western tour)
Driverjohn2005'* tails a couple years ago. Starts on page one, trickles through the fluff for 3 or 4 pages:
There are ample topics by others as well, but none as detailed that I recall. And the Techinfo article as well.
I can't find the pics of Jseabert'* tails when we did them.