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Old 05-24-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
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Black out tail lights or not?

I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the original tail lights or black them out except reverse lights what do you guys think? I'll post pics of the back of my car in the morning or maybe later tonight! But does anyone have a reef blue 93 lx with blackouts on it already?
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:33 PM   #2
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I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep the original tail lights or black them out except reverse lights what do you guys think? I'll post pics of the back of my car in the morning or maybe later tonight! But does anyone have a reef blue 93 lx with blackouts on it already?
Make sure it is legal in your area.
You can do it with complete tail lights. = Expensive
Tailight covers. = Less expensive
Or Nightshades paint. = Least expensive

If you know anyone who has the program you can photoshop them on a picture to see what they look like.
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Yea I bought some nite shade the other day and some clear coat but I can't make my mind up if I want to do it or not lol hmmmm got factory paint should I stay with the factory tail lights or because my hood isn't factory nor is my engine should i I just not worry about it? Would it hurt my resell value?
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Yea I bought some nite shade the other day and some clear coat but I can't make my mind up if I want to do it or not lol hmmmm got factory paint should I stay with the factory tail lights or because my hood isn't factory nor is my engine should i I just not worry about it? Would it hurt my resell value?
I wouldn't agonize over tail lights. They can be easily replaced if necessary.
I'm fairly certain the Nightshade paint can be removed if you change your mind later.
Be sure to follow the directions on the paint can carefully.
Use light coats until you get to the level of darkness you desire.

P.S. Nightshades paint is a really dark red. I used it to "black out" my quarter windows once and when you shine a light behind them you can see it is red.
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Ok well I'm going for it! I'll post pics!
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I've got my tail lights sprayed down with about 10 coats each now do I let it dry completely an wet sand it then clear coat it or clear coat then wet sand or wet sand spray another coat wet sand again then clear coat with final wet sand?
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I've got my tail lights sprayed down with about 10 coats each now do I let it dry completely an wet sand it then clear coat it or clear coat then wet sand or wet sand spray another coat wet sand again then clear coat with final wet sand?
Umm kinda confused by that post, but... Wet sand, clear coat, then polish.

Edit: that's what a friend did and they look nice and glossy. He used a very high grit sand paper after 2 layers of clearcoat, then a nice polish.
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This is how it turned out I still have to put clear coat on it but that's b4 samding I'm giving it a day to dry b4 I wet sand it and clear coat it
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Looks good!
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