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Old 06-18-2011, 05:39 PM   #41
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alright heres the third coat, I just skipped over the second.. will be doing clearcoat in about 10 minutes here, and i gotta go find/possibly buy some buffing compound and possibly a couple rags. I am very happy how this turned out so far.

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #42
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That'* unnecessarily dark.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #43
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no its not, plus thats inside my garage it will look better in the sunlight.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:56 PM   #44
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Why so serious? lol Looks good, love the reflection in that last pic LOL

Did you use both cans after or just the one?
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i only used half of that can altogether, I returned the other can before i started and bought the sand paper.

got 2 coats of clear on right now, going to go put another 2 on right now.


any idea how long after i do the last coat i should wait before I wet sand and buff it again? it says drys in an hour but I dont want to risk messing it up. if all else fails i can go that tomorrow.
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Wow, thats all? I'd like to get a set of regal tails and tint them..

I can't wait to see what yours look like on the car
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Alright guys finished the last at of clear and they look amazing, I held them up to the sunlight and I get light to show through, they look amazingly professional so I think I've found a new hobby lol.

Going to wait a few hours for it to cure and I'll buff them either tonight or tomorrow, not sure yet. Here are some random pics.


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My trunk is a mess of tools and bolts of sorts right now.
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car looks cool w/o lights
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Sadly I had to cut part of the trim above there the license plate is because that screw was rusted in and stripped so when I put the lights back in I will sand that down with a dremmel and hope that its not too loose. it shouldnt be.
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just picked up a can of night shade to do the imps tails
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lol sorry but i have to say it sarah..that was an ugly cut LOL but the tails look nice!
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im glad ive inspired you to get going on this lol, Just wet sanded and buffed the outer lights and they look really sexy, they only have 3 layers of clear coat, the 2 middle ones have 6 because my first two layers were too light I think, they were the ones I started with so I was hesitant on going overboard. They still dont look shiny enough but buffing should fix that.


Heres the outers one is after wet sanding one is after buffing to show the difference.

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Yea I know the cut is nasty and im really upset it had to be done.. I'll be cleaning it up we didnt have a cutting wheel for the dremmel so we had to use snippers. I'm going to grind it down once I install the lights again.

When this is all done i'll post a video of the lights in action.
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