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Old 08-24-2007, 01:46 PM   #11
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spray 8"-12" away from the lights, it looks like you were about 4" away
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:30 PM   #12
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Well I tried salvaging the tint that was on there. I sanded off the clearcoat off of the one tail, and alcohol wiped it. Then I kinda used a dry paper towel to get the residue from the alcohol off. I then applied a very light layer of tint to it about 8" away from it. I think a big thing that'* helping now is the industrial sized dehumidifier I have running in there. Now that I think about it, it was pretty humid yesterday evening. I let the dehumidifier sit in there for about an hour and a half before I sprayed, and pulled about a gallon of water out of the air in that time period. They look OK now... so I think I'll let them dry 3-4 hours, then sand w/ 800, and apply clear coat. Should I put some alcohol on there between sanding and clear coating? Here'* what they looked like after dehumidifying:


Not a great pic, but noticeably better after about an hour of dry time.

As for clear coat, this is what I used the last time. Satin BTW.


I was thinking perhaps I'll use the clearcoat I used when I touched up my fender from a huge key marking.


What do you guys think?
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Krylon is junk, go for the Duplicolor. Good luck and I can't wait to see what they look like on your car.
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Success! I think I now hate Krylon paint. It worked out beautifully. The center brake light piece turned out awesome, while I decided to drip my sweat on one of the outside pieces. I sanded down both pieces to re-do the clear when I ran out of clear lol. So I will have to buy some more clear, sand em down and re-clear them some day. But they look awesome as it is right now... here'* some pics. Sorry... it'* night time, I'll post some day time ones later.



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I'm glad you got it to all work out for you in the end. Nice work.
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lookin good
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Looking shiney like it should!
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How about some daylight pics? Your outer tails still look rather dull.
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It'* at the shop... again... for the moment. Getting the torque converter replaced. I drove it there sat morning and refused to drive it anywhere until they fixed the oil level. When I pulled it out of the garage after tinting the tails, I noticed a large blue cloud of smoke. When they gave me my free oil change, they gave me about a qt too much oil. Hopefully no permanent damage, don't want to deal with a new engine, but whatever.

Outer tails are slightly duller... I dropped a bead of sweat in the one, therefore I re-sanded both and went to re-clear them, when I ran out of clear after the first coat lol. Gota find where I can get duplicoat clear coat now. I'm thinking I'll have it back next weekend-ish. I'm driving their 99' Lesabre now. Hope it doesn't blow up, the 94 they gave me the last time I managed to majorly break something in the trans. Wouldn't move an inch lol.
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