Got VHT Night Shades today. Applying 2morrow

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Got VHT Night Shades today. Applying 2morrow

Post by Xployted77 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:42 pm

I got my nightshads and a clear coat sealer as well, gonna apply 2morrow after work. anyone with any suggestion would be welcome. My rear tail lights are very clean with no scratches etc, or atleast surface lvl ones that can been seen by eye. I plan on doing the 2 tail lights, 3rd brake and 2 front side markers. If you have any suggestions please let me know, id love to hear any tips to make it eaiser. I have read the How-To's etc on the site and got some good pointers there. Will take pics once it is all done and dry etc...
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Post by ianguilly » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:45 am

I'd scuff up the tail a bit, not with anything to rough. I also recommend putting on a clear coat to keep the tails from turning gray.
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Post by 2005.Neon.SXT » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:05 am

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Post by Xployted77 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:10 am

Ok so the application went hooribly wrong. The can exploded and I got nightshade everwhere. It dont wash outa clothes by the way. And my tail lights look like the car threw up on them. So now I had to order some new ones online. Called up autozone and told them what happened and they said it was prob caused by me shaking the can to much. Yeah I dont buy that, Its not like I was turbo shaking for 3 hours straight. So none the less, that was a failed project. Worst part is, i got half of one light done and looking good, then boom. It took alot of GoJo and SoS pads to clean it off me. Lucky for me, the lights still shine through at night with the brake pressed, but my tail light looks like Sloth from the Goonies :(
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Post by robertknueppel » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:57 am

Lol, sloth from the goonies. You can get new tails on ebay for relatively cheap, i also have a set of altezza tails if your interested, theyre for 03-05 though. Id prolly look into new tailss. Or wet sand with 80 to get the paint off then wet 400 then reapply nightshades. No guarantees though. Or maybe try paint stripper. Hope this helps.

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Post by ianguilly » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:23 am

I wouldn't sa?d with 80, thats way to rough for tail lights.
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Post by mjrpaine » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:11 am

My post down the line was asking how to remove is since the web site says once its applied it can not be removed ...

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But if your going to reapply it ... I would take the lights out of the car and wet sand them with 400 grit paper to get the nightshade off now ... then 600 and 1000 grit and clean them really good and reapply.

80 grit is rediculous ... thats what you use to sand bondo ... not a plastic lens.
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Post by robertknueppel » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:28 am

80 grit to remove paint off of plastic... Thats what ive always used and had no issues. But mi sure other ways work as well.

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Post by Xployted77 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:55 am

Ordered new lights. Get them in a few days. $50. Not bad for ebay.

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Post by ianguilly » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:06 pm

mjrpaine wrote:My post down the line was asking how to remove is since the web site says once its applied it can not be removed ...
It can be removed if you use sandpaper or thinner.
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Post by mjrpaine » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:16 pm

Thinner and most other solvents tend to soften and melt the plastic when used. I had asked because I was looking at some 3d lights someone put it on and I didn't want it on there.

But if he is removing it just to reapply ... then yes that will work for him. But def. Not 80 grit as someone mentioned ...
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Post by Tam » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:22 pm

Xployted77 wrote:Ordered new lights. Get them in a few days. $50. Not bad for ebay.

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Are you talking about the ones that are $44.99?
I hope you got the right ones, because even though the title says 00-02, those are 03-05 tail lights. The picture on that link has photoshopped tails.

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Post by Xployted77 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:15 pm

Didnt get them ones after all. I did a little more research on them, and got clear ones from a different dealer. These are the ones I got instead.

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Post by mjrpaine » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:04 am

Are you gonna try to shade those ones ??
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Post by Xployted77 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:52 am

Not at the moment. had a bad experiance with the VHT lol. I may in the future though, but for now I kinda like the clear look.
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Post by 03SXTGUY » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:27 pm

mjrpaine wrote:Are you gonna try to shade those ones ??
I vote to nightshade those babies :shock:
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:07 pm

BLACK THEM F***ERS OUT! lol
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Post by 2low4uneon » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:38 pm

NEON PARABOLA wrote:BLACK THEM F***ERS OUT! lol
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Post by org05neon » Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:18 pm

U can use carb cleaner on them. It won't harm the lights. I had tinted my headlights with yellow paint. It's kinda like the vht paint.

The police keep giving me problem for tinted yellow headlights.

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