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Old 06-08-2007, 03:14 PM   #1
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I decided I wanted to silver the "Pontiac" on the tail light to make it stand out from the darkness on the rest of it. It was a PITA for sure, I took a long long time to mask it carefully, but I'm fairly pleased with the way it came out. Not perfect but pretty good for a do it yourself 3 hour job.

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nice to see that someone did the same thing I did.

But three hours? You took more time than i did, I did mine in ten minutes.
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looks good!

but, that shot of your signal is kick ***!!!
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masking didn't take 3 hours, thats from removing the light assembly to putting it back on with drying time, etc. I probably took an hour on masking. How the heck did you do yours in 10 minutes!?
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a silver paint marker would have worked just fine
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Looks good but vinyl inlay would have taken 10 minutes and you wouldn't of had to remove it lol
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Well, I looked all over and there aren't vinyl inlays anywhere that I could find. I found a discussion of them on the board but never any evidence that they were made. Also, the lettering is textured which makes me think that vinyl wouldn't look good over it.

I have a paint marker and tried that first, but I found that it looked crappy and was going to be pretty hard to get close enough to the edge of the lettering without going over.
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i am thinking about doing the same mod, I was going to use the Scratch N Fix because it has the small brush and the pen part. We'll see when I get around to it.
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Looks good. Mine'* been done 2 years and was painted by hand
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