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Old 02-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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So on most 99-04 Mustangs, in our third brake light, it gets all white and crappy looking. Anyone know what this is, or why it gets like that? I'm thinkin about just tinting that one light, and it'll be as dark as my paint, but would still light up... But if I can get away without tinting it, anyone know what I should do?
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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that happened to me too it's condensation so I tinted my lights I was gunna do them anyways but wen I took them off the car I cleaned the inside and now it looks perfect
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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I covered the front with tape then sprayed the rest of the light with VHT for a couple costs and it looks real good again
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Re: Third Brake Light

I took my third brake light off and used 100 grit sandpaper to sand the nasty white parts down, then I hit it with three coats of clear and it looked brand new. I was surprised.
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So on most 99-04 Mustangs, in our third brake light, it gets all white and crappy looking. Anyone know what this is, or why it gets like that? I'm thinkin about just tinting that one light, and it'll be as dark as my paint, but would still light up... But if I can get away without tinting it, anyone know what I should do?
I just ended up replacing mine after some body shop guy got to carried away with trying to put a "mustang" sticker over it and then paint it. Here's a couple pics..
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I took my third brake light off and used 100 grit sandpaper to sand the nasty white parts down, then I hit it with three coats of clear and it looked brand new. I was surprised.
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Just take it off, wet sand it and hit it with VHT! I did mine and it still lights up bright as hell!
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Just take it off, wet sand it and hit it with VHT! I did mine and it still lights up bright as hell!
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Mine was like tht too so i put a vinyl decal on it to cover it up yet it also says mustang in it. Looks bad *** in my opinion. At least it covers the nasty white stuff

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That does look really nice!! Probably what the guy who had the car before me wanted. I personally am in love with LED's though and love how the LED taillights resemble our model's original taillights and they don't look all riced out. The LED 3rd brake light ties in the whole package. But there I go rambling about my love for my car and mustangs in general again. Way to make your cars look awesome though!!
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Yeah, I was gonna do VHT and everything The goal would be to get the third brake light as dark as my black paint, so Im driving and then WHA-BAM! where'd that light come from?? That way anyone who saw me driving, or happened to be behind me while we drove 'spiritedly' could see it... Hahaha!
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mine still looks fine and its for sale, got a picture on my profile. stock third brake light
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Yeah, I was gonna do VHT and everything The goal would be to get the third brake light as dark as my black paint, so Im driving and then WHA-BAM! where'd that light come from?? That way anyone who saw me driving, or happened to be behind me while we drove 'spiritedly' could see it... Hahaha!
Mines that way I love it

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Found a pic of mine after my final coat of clear. Looks brand new! Shines super bright too.
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