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Old 03-20-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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So i was looking at ebay, and i saw that they have vht night shade on there. I was wondering if one can is enough to make the pretty dark not black but dark. And if it is what kind of clear coat did you guys use to cover it.
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1 can will get them pretty dark. This is 3 layers.

I don't remember what I used on my tails considering it was 4 years ago, but after some internet research, use Duplicolor Acrylic Lacquer Glossy Clearcoat.
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I used the same as haro for clear, this is mine with three coats:

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Uber info in Techinfo for the last 5 years.

Uber posts in this section, just search here for 'tint' and 'tinting'.

I've tinted three sets for myself since writing that article, as well as sets for driverjohn2005, EK98, and Jseabert. They're all posted.
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alright thanks i ordered the can of spray any tips that i need to know to make them look as nice as your guys?
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Thin coats, don't sweat in the wet clear coat lol.
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Warm sunny day, or wait.

You need direct sunlight to know when dark enough is dark enough. Paint one coat at a time on all pieces at once to keep them even.

Mask off the reverse lights. Keep them bright.



FULLY dry before clear.
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Thanks for the tips. How many coats of clear should i use to have them nice and shiny. Also do you know if you can have tinted side markers?
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I did 3 coats of clear. Any type of tint like this is illegal, the question is how illegal do you want to be?
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lol I didnt know that it was against the law i see alot of cars around me with those gto light covers and stuff so im just going to do the back tails and maybe a really like coat across the headlights. How easy does this stuff come off?
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