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Old 08-25-2006, 02:54 PM   #21
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you can see what a difference the tails look like with the Stripes on them



and what i used to do it
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:46 PM   #22
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thats neat, very cheap way to make your SE tails SSE/i tails

did you use both the big and small stripes or just big or just the small, cuz i cant quite tell from the picture?
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i used just the larger stripes
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The pinstripe tape doesn't look like the original SSE/i tails though. From that picture there it almost looks like it'* been lightly tinted, or even slightly translucent.
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Nice work on that stock, Curt! Is that an old Mauser action? Off-topic I know, but you posted the pics...
Yep, it'* a Belgian Fabrique National contact M98 Mauser. The work I did: Rebarrel as a 308Win, scope mounts, drop bolt handle , scallop the floorplate & trigger guard, bullet trap in the toe of the stock, fit/finish stock, checker it. Took about six months to do it.
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I did a search on and found this link:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...taillight+tape
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wow i missed that one, but those look great
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From what I'm gathering from the photo is that he blacked out the red portions and then painted the exposed black?
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There is someone in Souix City, IA or Souix Falls, SD area that has been 'painting' taillights recently & they looked really good.
If you want their email address for details, send me a PM & I'll get it to ya.
We were recently at a Pontiac show in Gretna, NE where they attended & had two Fiero'* with the painted taillights.
I'm looking for an extra set of Fiero GT taillights to do this to now.

There'* also the VHT NiteShades spray tint that may help.
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From what I'm gathering from the photo is that he blacked out the red portions and then painted the exposed black?
Exactly! Here'* what he said:

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I just cut 1/4" wide stripes out of a low tac vinyl. I cut the stripes so they would be longer than the taillight. I start the stripe just to the inside of where the black on the light starts and continue the stencil off the other end. When all the stripes are laid out I take a razor knife and cut the other end just to the inside of where the black out starts. I make sure to prep the surface prior to taping, then once taped I spray with trim paint. I am sure you could use a 1/4" masking tape, I use a product called stencil mask. It is much easier to work with.
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