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Post them up curious how they look as I scored a spare set of tails at the junkyard today in near perfect shape.
 

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This is the darkest Laminx tint. They wrinkled up tho because of the odd curves of the taillights
 

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I found a twin :)))

 

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These are all pretty sick.
I just used some plastidip smoke on mine a while back and I've really come to like the matte finish over the glossy finish as it's sort of unique and it makes the huge taillights on these cars less DONK-ish haha.

 

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Three coats of smoke, you notice a difference side by each but on the black it just looks right...

 

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awesome thanks guys, keep them coming no one with a red R that has done I see so far.
 

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Dark cherry. Sprayed then cleared then polished


You Sir did a great job!
Could you explain more in detail how you made it look that nice? 🏻
 

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You Sir did a great job!
Could you explain more in detail how you made it look that nice? 🏻
Thanks man. Well I used VHT NightShades since vinyl film cant get around the curves so well. I did a layer of Duplicolor clear primer and let dry for 3 mins. Then I did 3 lighter coats of VHT Nightshades, 5 mins between and 30 mins before clear. Then I did a tack layer of Duplicolor Clearcoat then two wetcoats of clear. Then I set them out in the sun the day after then I polished them the night after.

If I were to do it again, I'd use a decent clearcoat like UPOL #1 or a two-part 2K clear in a can, the ones with the thing you burst on the bottom, 2K is wwaayy better.

Do beware, do this in a fairly dry area, like at least 55% at 80°F. When I did clearcoat on my headlights, it was kinda humid and the clear fogged up, had to restart. Would suck to do that on taillights.
 

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Thanks man. Well I used VHT NightShades since vinyl film cant get around the curves so well. I did a layer of Duplicolor clear primer and let dry for 3 mins. Then I did 3 lighter coats of VHT Nightshades, 5 mins between and 30 mins before clear. Then I did a tack layer of Duplicolor Clearcoat then two wetcoats of clear. Then I set them out in the sun the day after then I polished them the night after.

If I were to do it again, I'd use a decent clearcoat like UPOL #1 or a two-part 2K clear in a can, the ones with the thing you burst on the bottom, 2K is wwaayy better.

Do beware, do this in a fairly dry area, like at least 55% at 80°F. When I did clearcoat on my headlights, it was kinda humid and the clear fogged up, had to restart. Would suck to do that on taillights.
Thanks man! Will give it a try this winter!
 

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Not an R but you get the point.
One moderate coat and polished
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You may have already sprayed them, but here's a visual of the red/black combo. Obviously not an R, but same color.


Sorry for the odd light, but you get the idea.


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