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Old 07-05-2013, 07:42 PM
Darth Beemer Darth Beemer is offline
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DIY Tail light/ Turn signal

Have had my 7 for about 6 weeks now and I've been itching to do something to it. After seeing everyone sigs most of y'all have your tail lights done. So instead of paying someone to do it, I did it myself.....Anddddd I kept them on the car



1st coat

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Finished product, pretty pleased





Camera makes it look like my lights don't work


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Old 07-05-2013, 08:20 PM
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DIY Tail light/ Turn signal

Looking good what paint did you use?i been wanting to mine but didn't find time yet...


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Old 07-05-2013, 08:22 PM
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Looking good what paint did you use?i been wanting to mine but didn't find time yet...


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Old 07-05-2013, 10:54 PM
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VHT night shade?
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:55 PM
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VHT night shade?
That's correct
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:00 PM
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Autozone here I come ... Thanks .
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:13 PM
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Autozone here I come ... Thanks .
Literally took me about an hour. Main key is light coats.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:04 AM
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I like this look, very nice job.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:41 AM
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what u people neglect to realize is night shades fades over time from the sun and starts looking like ****, so what you've actually done is ruined a nice set of lights. 8.00 worth of vinyl could of made the same look and have been reversible too. stop using stuff people use on Hondas.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:47 AM
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DIY Tail light/ Turn signal

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what u people neglect to realize is night shades fades over time from the sun and starts looking like ****, so what you've actually done is ruined a nice set of lights. 8.00 worth of vinyl could of made the same look and have been reversible too. stop using stuff people use on Hondas.
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It looks decent now but in a short period of time it is going to fade. I had mine professionally painted. It was only a $100 bucks. It's been almost 2 years and they still have the factory shine and can be buffed since its clearcoat.

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Old 07-06-2013, 06:41 AM
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I had the same stuff on my Roush mustang for 5 years and it never faded... Quarter I'm in temple but I'm from Dallas. Moved to this bum town for work.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:51 PM
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Did this to my one of my mustangs, had the car almost 15 years still looked like new, so maybe it's depends on the paint
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:22 AM
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I heard it can be removed with goo off, gasoline, or engine cleaner (watch your paint!). I think im going to buy a cheap vase from the dollar store and try it out before I do this to my baby.
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use vinyl, it cant be removed w/o damaging the tail lights.
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