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Old 03-19-2004, 10:05 AM   #31
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if your recommending wet sanding, what grit should be used?
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Ok I found a place in Canada that has VHT Niteshades... I just ordered a can.
It'* going to cost me about $15 Cdn....
I also ordered some halogen 3156'* by PIAA for my reverse lights.

Just had a few more questions...

Death, what grit wetsand should I use?
Also what is acrosol? (did you mean aerosol, or is acrosol a brandname cleaner)

Willwren, what brand of satin finish did you use?
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Ok I found a place in Canada that has VHT Niteshades... I just ordered a can.
It'* going to cost me about $15 Cdn....
I also ordered some halogen 3156'* by PIAA for my reverse lights.

Just had a few more questions...

Death, what grit wetsand should I use?
Also what is acrosol? (did you mean aerosol, or is acrosol a brandname cleaner)

Willwren, what brand of satin finish did you use?
You paid TOO MUCH for that VHT!
I sell VHT Night Shades to Canadians ONLY (**Sorry Yanks! But Shipping Paint & the like across the border is a real pain in the ARSE!**)
VHT Night Shades
I used the finest grit I could find.....You just want to scratch up the surface enough to allow better paint adhesion to the lens!
Acrosol = Paint Thinner or Acetone. **Used to remove all grease etc from the lens first, so the paint will stick better.
You don't need to "cover" the VHT tint with anything really.....I've done quite a few sets of tails, etc & have not found the need to "clear-coat" any of them yet!
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I have nothing for clearcoat on mine really. I did way too light of coats for them. They're fine, but it'* not the look i want totally. I'll be clear coating them better around Easter most likely.

$15 CDN for something @ a store, that costs 11 USD online is not a bad deal....

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I'm going to have to do some digging to find out what clearcoat I used. I know it was a satin finish, not gloss. Mine and Jseabert'* are holding up very well with it. Stay tuned.
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Will do....
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After the VHT dried, I applied 2 coats
of Krylon Acrylic Satin clearcoat. The VHT dries to an extremely Matte finish. I like the satin
better. Gloss showed too many imperfections.
(direct quote from my website )
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Perfect... thanks Will.

BTW ... I just found someone who supplys VHT Nite Shades locally.... but they want $20 per can .... I feel a bit better w/ the $15/can I paid for it through the mail.
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Ok... I finally found the satin clearcoat... (I think)

Its Krylon Satin Wood Varnish... but it says for use on plastic too.
I'm going to test it out on some plastic storage boxes I have before I use it on the tails.

I also picked up some wetsand paper...
The finest grit I could find was 2000... it seemed TOO smooth... so I picked up 1000 & 800. What would you guys suggest?
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That wet sand will be nice to polish those plastic lights.
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