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Old 03-09-2006, 03:33 AM   #11
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Someone that has never painted berfore in their life with a spray can of clear coat in their garage < Professional painter at a bodyshop with a paint gun in a paint booth with an oven.

You may be able to get it to look good but the quality will never be the same.

Ryan paid $20 to have them clear coated at a bodyshop. You will pay around $10 if not more for a can of clear and then you have to do it yourself.

Very easy to achive yourself by using your own clear coat:

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While yours do look good esp. for doing it yourself - I'll repeat myself...

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You may be able to get it to look good but the quality will never be the same.
How much did you pay? How much time did you have into it? If you put your tails next to Ryan'* their is no way the quality will be better (smoother, more even, better shine, and last longer). It is as simple as that...
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While yours do look good esp. for doing it yourself - I'll repeat myself...

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Someone that has never painted berfore in their life with a spray can of clear coat in their garage < Professional painter at a bodyshop with a paint gun in a paint booth with an oven.

You may be able to get it to look good but the quality will never be the same.
Dude, I've never clear coated anything in my life. First try and they look damn good.
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My point exactly... How many people that are tinting their tails have never painted anything in their life? You did a great job on them! Are other going to be as good? Since yours are once of the best self tint jobs - prolly not. For the time and money you have into doing them yourself why wouldn't someone take them to a bodyshop and get a better finish for basically the same cost if not cheeper?

That picture of Ryan'* don't even do them justice... Ryan'* are so glossy they make his brand new headlight covers look bad, his paint look not as glossy, his paint feel not as smooth.
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I do actualy have experience with spray cans , or spray bombs if you will ! I do in fact have a very good eye , and have actually worked in a body shop before ! hehehe I am curiouse , can this VHT stuff be used on headlights instead of spending 70 to 100 dollars for covers that can be blown off in the wind or stolen ? Thanks everyone for contributing here , much appreciated !
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I do actualy have experience with spray cans , or spray bombs if you will ! I do in fact have a very good eye , and have actually worked in a body shop before ! hehehe I am curiouse , can this VHT stuff be used on headlights instead of spending 70 to 100 dollars for covers that can be blown off in the wind or stolen ? Thanks everyone for contributing here , much appreciated !
you dont wanna do that... your headlights will get pretty dim, and its 100% illegal...

covers never fly off, the wind is pressing them against the car all the time... and you have to pop the hood to get them off without breaking them
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My point exactly... How many people that are tinting their tails have never painted anything in their life? You did a great job on them! Are other going to be as good? Since yours are once of the best self tint jobs - prolly not. For the time and money you have into doing them yourself why wouldn't someone take them to a bodyshop and get a better finish for basically the same cost if not cheeper?

That picture of Ryan'* don't even do them justice... Ryan'* are so glossy they make his brand new headlight covers look bad, his paint look not as glossy, his paint feel not as smooth.
I can vouch for John'* tails, as I worked on them with him. They are professional quality with much wetsanding between coats.

That'* the 4th set I've done. I wouldn't pay to have it done. It'* not hard, and more forgiving than painting a body panel. Several cars have tinted here.

Including both of mine.
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what grade of paper do you use when wet sanding tails ?
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I think Ryan wins this one...
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llBlazin_llLo, you have stated you point many times. I would not like you to see you post in this subject again. We are trying to inform the member of his options. If you have a problem with our suggestions regarding this topic please contact me or an admin.
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