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    i want to tint the tails on my 92 sc but i dunno if i should get teh covers if i can find them or just get the vht night shade and spray them. what do you think?
    92 SC daily beater l 77 chevy 4x4 waiting to be fixed l 01 durango DD/toy hauler l 08 Mazda3 wifes new ride


  • #3
    Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
    Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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    • #4
      Sometimes its just easier to post a new topic


      Most people use VHT Niteshades spray. Its a tinting spray (thats still legal IIRC) and looks a lot better than covers. The covers are held on by velcro, thus having a space between the taillight and cover. Also, it looks bad if the cover is removed, as the velcro is RIGHT THERE on the taillights lol.

      If you're worried about inspection or hassle with the cops, you have two choices: 1. Buy covers, or 2. Get a second set of tail's for inspection/getting out of tickets.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by The Shaolin
        dude, fucking search. 4 threads down.

        http://www.sixthsphere.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=12903
        my bad didnt see but you dont need to be an ass hole
        92 SC daily beater l 77 chevy 4x4 waiting to be fixed l 01 durango DD/toy hauler l 08 Mazda3 wifes new ride

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        • #6
          I would go with VHT Niteshades, and then use a clear coat on top of that. I think Sprint (Allan) did a write-up on how to do it, but I don't remember his site URL at the moment...

          basically, just get a fine grit sandpaper and lightly (wet) sand the surface of the taillight, just until the finish dulls and the light looks a little blurry. then apply your Niteshades in light layers until you get the desired level of darkness. after that, use a very fine grit sand paper to just barely scratch the surface of the niteshades, and then you can clear coat it.

          hope that helps [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif[/img]
          [img width=169 height=65]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/BixVT/never%20gonna%20use%20again/tsnr.gif[/img]

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          • #7
            As Bix and other said, VHT is the way to go. Light prep, good automotive clearcoat and your done.
            1993 SW2 - Slow and Low

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            • #8
              VHT looks good on my ride!
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              • #9
                You do NOT have to sand the taillights.

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                • #10
                  You don't have to, but it helps get the desired finish.
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                  2002 SL Sport - Totaled by Negligent Driver
                  1995 Miata Flared Turbo R Package - Rest In Pieces.
                  1999 Miata Brilliant Black - The Daily

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                  • #11
                    only if your anal over finish, I took mine to the bodyshop for a couple coats of clear and it looks great
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                    • #12
                      There is acctuallly a write up in our DIY section on tinting your tail lights

                      http://www.sixthsphere.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=6477

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by x saturn x3
                        Sometimes its just easier to post a new topic
                        No shit, it's always easier to post a new topic, but doing a simple search first will keep people from hating you.

                        Just like any other paint, the key to getting a good finish is prep. Spend the little extra time and sand em, or at least smooth out the raised lettering.

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by hellix2484
                          There is acctuallly a write up in our DIY section on tinting your tail lights

                          http://www.sixthsphere.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?t=6477
                          need to be lvl 1 for the diy section

                          edit: and i guess he is now
                          99 Saturn Blackberry SL2
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                          <br />7/17/2006

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                          • #15
                            also for this is you want some really good outcomes, mix alittle base automotive black with some automotive clear, and spray that on, looks like a factory option on mine now

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