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Blacked out tail lights.

Post by scionwithbass on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:14 pm

Ok I did this on my first honda. So ill ill tell you what I remember.

VHT nightshade
Krylon crystal clear coat
wet sand, sand paper of a medium-fine grit
place away from dogs and trees
time and patience
buffing compound

Step 1. Remove your tail lights from the car.

(my first accord)

Step 2. Using warm water and soap wet sand your tail light until its thoroughly hazy/dull. Sanding will provide grooves for the paint to attach to.

Step 3. Line up your tail lights and spray a light coat of nightside.

Step 4. Put on 3 more layers and wait about 15-25 mins between coats depending on temp outside.

Step 5. Put 3 layers of clear on and wait 15-25 mins between coats

Step 6. Wait 24hrs and Buff the sh*t outa it to get a glass like result of an all black mirror like finished.

Dont just take them off and spray the stuff on, youve all seen those CRAPPY black out jobs. This method makes them just like the paints finish and you can still the the brake lights though it. If you have LED lights youll have no problem.

Also do it Black, smoked looks like a half ass job, unless every thing on your car is smoked and your car is matte gray.

There you go, you can do this in about 4-6 hours and let the paint harden over night before buffing and putting them back on the car. And costs about $20-$25.

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Post by Emery.H on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:33 pm

Looks good! Should post a link to the exact spray you used just to give someone an idea of what to look for.

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Post by NoPh33rRaCiNg on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:57 pm

Looks good. I used the same stuff on my tails, if you use it on brand new tail lights you don't have to buff much to get em glossy. If you use it on used and faded lights you will def have to buff.

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Post by baaudio on Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:30 am

damn, makes me miss mine.....

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