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Old 04-13-2011, 01:05 PM
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Tint or smoked tail lights

Hey guys. I posted this in another thread. Ipex Tail Light I just wanted opinions for the best paint for the tail lights. I really want to tint the reverse bottom strip on the 5th gen tails. Not a black tint but a silver tone instead. This has been all that I could find. Tamiya Polycarbonate PS-36 Translucent Silver Spray Paint - Polycarbonate RC Body Paints - Bodies & Accessories - RC Cars & Trucks. I read this thread on a civic forum and the guys there had a good experience with Tamiya Polycarbonate spray paint. DIY: smoking w/out tint - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum. I bought the new tail lights and I am going to paint them before they are installed. Anyone have any experience with a good and long lasting paint? Also would a clear coat be the best after the base paint? Don't want to f*ck up the new lights that I have.
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Re: Tint or smoked tail lights

If your going to do that, have a body shop do it, and you might want to remove your amber lenses from your tails. Make sure you sand it right and don't spray too much or your stuck buying new tailights, make sure its transparent, and I would use atleast one or two clear coats. I'm fixing to tint the top part of my lights, not bottum.
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Also, I would get the krylon for plastics paint, anyone that paints plastic on a car from what I hear swares by it. Make sure its a plastic paint or else it won't hold or last, they make a clear coat, and you can shop around for it in your shade of silver.
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Re: Tint or smoked tail lights

The aftermarket tails that I bought have no amber. Polycarbonate paint is the best for plastic. Well at least that's what I have read and heard. Has anyone done this themselves? I listed one paint. Anyone else that has done this, do you have an idea when it comes to paint?
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Re: Tint or smoked tail lights

So the DIY isn't a good idea? No one has had experience painting the tails? The tails that I bought are brand new. I painted my interior bezel trim and it looks great. Then again the bezel won't be under the same conditions as the tailights. Here are the ones that I bought. 97-01 HONDA PRELUDE JDM RED/CLEAR TAIL LIGHTS LAMPS L+R | eBay They are still in the box. Seems like painting them shouldn't be that big of a deal. Just don't want to f*ck them up.
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Re: Tint or smoked tail lights

Use VHT Niteshades, it does just fine on tails.
Yes use a clear and sand in between coats so the paint adheres well to the previous coat, use like a 2000 or 3000 grit when the last coat is finished drying use a plastic polish like meguiars plastx to give the lights a good shine
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Re: Tint or smoked tail lights

just smoke em and clear em.
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