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post #16 of 22 Old 07-28-2011, 09:30 AM
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I sanded wet sanded put on some paint thinner sprayed a nice single coat (should of sanded after coat of night shades had drip marks) then did 3 coats of clear coat. I use a pressure washer on mine and it's fine. So u should be good.

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post #17 of 22 Old 07-28-2011, 09:39 AM
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Ok man, thanks! I wouldn't mind re-doing in a year. Maybe by then I'll just remove it like you did! I used adhesive remover to get some off to re-do it, and it kind of ate through the plastic. Would paint thinner work better?
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Mark-96-XJ, quick question man: should I be careful washing my Jeep now with this tint on the lights? Or is it okay? I usually have the hose on jet, and use a soap/wax car wash mix. Just want to make sure it won't damage or chip.
it doesn't come off easily after a few days, i wouldn't worry about washing it at all unless you see it start to fade then maybe go easy on the lights but i haven't had any trouble with chipping

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post #18 of 22 Old 07-28-2011, 10:29 AM
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For those of you saying they are too dark and glossy, just give it a few months. Mine were BLACK when I first tinted them, way too dark. They were also super glossy.




But, after a few months, they faded to a nice medium and wound up being matte. This next picture was to compare tire sizes, but you can see how the taillights turned out.




Don't worry about washing them after a few days have passed, they will hold up just fine. It's pretty much just transparent paint.

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Sweet, thanks again for the help guys. Even if mine fade to that point I don't think I'll mind all that much!

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Nope, they are about perfect now. Just takes a little time!

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Nope, they are about perfect now. Just takes a little time!
Right on! Hey, were your turn signals darker than you'd expected, too?


I keep getting mixed answers - I'm not sure if I should get brighter bulbs or not.

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post #22 of 22 Old 07-29-2011, 12:07 PM
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I actually didn't tint my turn signals, I had the clear ones in.

As for brighter bulbs, I'd leave the stock ones. I honestly think they'll fade quick enough to where the brightness won't be an issue. Mine show through just fine. I don't know about the turn signals, though. I replaced the bulbs with orange ones with the clear lenses.

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