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Old 10-04-2002, 08:16 PM   #1
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Anybody besides JSeabert and I have the funny 'bubbles' formed between layers on their taillights? We're both 93'*. All the talk about smoking out the tallights made me realize that this stuff will hide it. I've got 2 cans being overnighted in by my local Auto Parts store. Gonna do it this weekend, and I'll post before and after pics.

For anyone else interested, VHT Nightshades is kinda hard to find on the net. The only source I found was at Summit Racing. VHT is a big company, though, so local parts stores can get it pretty easily.
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The 92-95 Cadillac Eldo and Seville had the same problems. It'* caused by a crack in the seam between the layers of plastic. When the humidity goes up outside, the moisture gets trapped inside and condensates. The only thing you can do is removed the lenses, dry them indoors for a couple of days, and reseal ALL the seams with a good, slow-dry epoxy. That will solve your problem permenantly.

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I'm hoping that blacking out the lights will serve two purposes. #1, it'll hide the unsightly bubbles, and #2, it'll seal the cracks and prevent it from getting worse. For those of you who've already done this, did you leave the backup lights un-tinted? My idea is to mask 'em off and leave them white.....just spray the red parts. I'll do a split image of before/after when I'm done.
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I blacked out all the tail lights assemblies including the back up lights. Since I don't drive in reverse that much, I figured it was okay to darken them too!
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Blacking out the taillights will definetely cover up the bubbles. I didnt have any bubbles in mine before I blacked them out, but I can still tell by looking at them, that if there were bubbles in there now, it would be impossible to tell!

I did 7 coats of Niteshades and 3 coats of clearcoat on mine, and I taped off the reverselights as it is hard enough to see backing up with 5% tint in the rear :(

Pics and mor info on my site.

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Term, check out my website. I solved the backup problem with halogen backups......I mention it on my blackout page. I suffered the same thing as you with the dark windows.
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