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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 09-19-2007, 04:05 PM   #11
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It sprays on like paint, but think of it kind of like a tinted clear coat. You can make it as dark or light as you want since you can choose how many coats you want to put on it. You can mask off parts of the taillights that you want to be kept clear if you want. It is sold in a spray can and you might need a couple of cans to do it if it is on a 2000 or later model
Thanks for the explanation. I would LOVE to do it, especially since my car is black anyways. I don't know much about painting, but my step brother does have a spray gun. ...might be something to consider bringing up to him the next time I'm over there.
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I bought 2 cans...I forget who but someone told me it would be enough for my car
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one can may be enough. i did 1.5 heavyish coats. you can probly do 2-3 coats outta one can. its good to have too much, it would REALLY suck if you run out mid coating. you may need to clearcoat, too. i masked off my clear upper sections, tinted the bottom part, then took off masking tape, sanded the "tapeline" with 600 grit. then wetsanded the whole tinted section with 1000 grit. then clearcoated it.
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Is everyones shinny??? Mine isn't shinny and I put 3 coats of clear on it, and used a whole bottle of VHT and it looks flat black, what do I do!?!
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what clear did you use?

how much dry time between coats?
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Duplicolor Acrylic lacquer

I had 20 mins up to 30mins between each coat.
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I'd say go get some high quality automotive clear coat and try another coat of that..

worst comes to worst and you strip off everything and start over
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What kind of clear coat should I ask for and were can I get it? Unforatnely I have to go to V.a this weekend and have to drive with the lights
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i just used rustoleum clear coat. its not bad, but the nozzle is old skool, not the nicer ones with the fan spray pattern(its easier to overspray with that type). and i WET sanded between coats with 1000 grit.
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I'm gonna have my sisters bf spray clear coat on it at his shop, he has some better type then the can stuff...How far down should he sand? How would he know hes that far? and what snadpaper should he use?
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