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Unread 12-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #1816
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usually you dont need to clear coat with night shades ...but i like the tail light untinted ...but that perfect match clear coat is good i used it when i painted my hood vents

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Unread 12-27-2011, 02:33 PM   #1817
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usually you dont need to clear coat with night shades ...but i like the tail light untinted ...but that perfect match clear coat is good i used it when i painted my hood vents
Last time I used the VHT it looked great for like 6 months then lost its shine. I'm hoping the clear coat with make it last a lot longer.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 03:32 PM   #1818
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Last time I used the VHT it looked great for like 6 months then lost its shine. I'm hoping the clear coat with make it last a lot longer.
that should work out perfectly for you then ..i used nightshades lightly on my taillights and ive had it like that for about 2 years now and it still looks good


maybe to darker you go it could mess with the paint?
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Unread 12-27-2011, 07:25 PM   #1819
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that should work out perfectly for you then ..i used nightshades lightly on my taillights and ive had it like that for about 2 years now and it still looks good

maybe to darker you go it could mess with the paint?
I can't tell that yours are even tinted.

Well I just got done. Plenty bright and they are still black. They look awesome. I'll put pics up tomorrow after I polish them out.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #1820
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Woahhh! Those taillights are banging! I need more pics!
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #1821
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Woahhh! Those taillights are banging! I need more pics!
I'll get more tomorrow after I polish them out. They do look really good though.
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:24 PM   #1822
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I'll get more tomorrow after I polish them out. They do look really good though.
Sweetness! I am gonna look forward to that! :P

Just one plug and you're done? ha
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Unread 12-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #1823
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Sweetness! I am gonna look forward to that! :P

Just one plug and you're done? ha
Yup, VERY easy
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Unread 12-27-2011, 09:02 PM   #1824
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Dude... If something happens to my tails. I am getting them, I wish I had 130 bucks laying around right now!
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Unread 12-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #1825
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i have about two to three light coats on them ...heres a better picture



then a comparison with shinobi

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Unread 12-28-2011, 10:09 AM   #1826
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Awe, I see. Very subtle.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #1827
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All done. Turned out good.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 03:56 PM   #1828
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wow. looks good.

how many coats did you do?
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Unread 12-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #1829
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wow. looks good.

how many coats did you do?
Two of the night shades and 3 clear coats.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 04:05 PM   #1830
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wow. looks good.

how many coats did you do?
Two night shade coats and 2 coats of clear.
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