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post #16 of 65 Old 02-01-2013, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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I got the smoked versions to cut down the ricer bling a little. I did order up some high power LED backup bulbs though.. I like to see what I'm backing in to.


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post #17 of 65 Old 02-01-2013, 02:44 AM
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VHT Niteshades is the way to go. Works really well. Trick is you want to do it when it's warm out (above 70*). Do very even thin coats. I do two and and let it dry. Then do another thin even coat, and let dry. Repeat as many times as necessary to get a nice even coat. Don't worry if it's not looking dark enough. Each coat will progressively do that until you get the final darkness you want. To many put too much on at once thinking it looks like it's not dark enough and make it look like a ghetto paint job. You need patience and no that the final look is what you're going for. Until you've got several coats it won't look right. Other thing is don't go too many coats or you will block out too much of your lights. Optimum is tinted so it's nicely darkened to blend in with the vehicle, so you lose that bright red look, but you should still be able to see that it's a red taillight. Reverse lights changed to bright LED's are a definite plus as well.


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VHT Niteshades is the way to go. Works really well. Trick is you want to do it when it's warm out (above 70*). Do very even thin coats. I do two and and let it dry. Then do another thin even coat, and let dry. Repeat as many times as necessary to get a nice even coat. Don't worry if it's not looking dark enough. Each coat will progressively do that until you get the final darkness you want. To many put too much on at once thinking it looks like it's not dark enough and make it look like a ghetto paint job. You need patience and no that the final look is what you're going for. Until you've got several coats it won't look right. Other thing is don't go too many coats or you will block out too much of your lights. Optimum is tinted so it's nicely darkened to blend in with the vehicle, so you lose that bright red look, but you should still be able to see that it's a red taillight. Reverse lights changed to bright LED's are a definite plus as well.

Not what I'm after... I think blacked out lights only belong on blacked out cars. The taillights cost too much to go spraying junk on them.

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post #19 of 65 Old 02-02-2013, 04:27 PM
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Awesome! I live in West Linn, OR so you might see me around or i might see you around... Looks like a clean ride you got yourself there... I'll be tuning in to what you have to do to it! Maybe we can go to browns camp one of these days.

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post #20 of 65 Old 02-02-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome! I live in West Linn, OR so you might see me around or i might see you around... Looks like a clean ride you got yourself there... I'll be tuning in to what you have to do to it! Maybe we can go to browns camp one of these days.
We just may cross paths, I'm always on the lookout for modified WJ's. Yours looks great by the way! I've heard of Browns camp, but never been. Would be cool to get a group together.

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Got me some goodies today! Too bad the dummies forgot to send the lug nuts. And also too bad the dummies mounted them letters out. They didn't even ask. One would assume all tires should be mounted white in, unless the customer says otherwise. Oh well, they don't look bad. And the tires are more aggressive than I expected. Bonus!

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post #22 of 65 Old 02-06-2013, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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I think I figured out pic editing...lets see..
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post #23 of 65 Old 02-06-2013, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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Nope..next time.

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Not what I'm after... I think blacked out lights only belong on blacked out cars. The taillights cost too much to go spraying junk on them.
Or white cars I like them on white cars
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Got me some goodies today! Too bad the dummies forgot to send the lug nuts. And also too bad the dummies mounted them letters out. They didn't even ask. One would assume all tires should be mounted white in, unless the customer says otherwise. Oh well, they don't look bad. And the tires are more aggressive than I expected. Bonus!
Ohh that comes off easy alcohol I think works I'm not sure don't remember
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Ohh that comes off easy alcohol I think works I'm not sure don't remember
Really? I thought the white was impregnated in the sidewall... I'll try it if it ends up bugging me.

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Really? I thought the white was impregnated in the sidewall... I'll try it if it ends up bugging me.
It's on almost all new tires it useally gets washed off yours may not though but it
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Really? I thought the white was impregnated in the sidewall... I'll try it if it ends up bugging me.
Oh wait **** there white they looked light blue lol sorry no there there forever sorry just cover them with mud
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Oh wait **** there white they looked light blue lol sorry no there there forever sorry just cover them with mud
Haha.. Yeah I know I can get rid of the blue! I don't mind the letters much, but I need to remember to avoid curbs... Don't need white walls.

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Or white cars I like them on white cars
Don't like them totally blacked out, plus can cause you other headaches. ( opp, not being seen by other drivers, etc) Just like them toned down from the bright-*** red stock look. I have the taupe colour Wj so I've got them so they blend in nicely.

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