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Old 11-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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I just finished using VHT Niteshade to black out the front yellow and rear red side reflectors.

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As shown in the pictures, one with and one without the flash, the spray on paint is transparent. I sprayed 3 coats of Niteshade, 5 minute wait in between each spray. Followed by 2 coats of clear coat.

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Just finished doing the rear in the same fashion I did the front side reflectors. Here are the pictures in the sun, from afar and up close.

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Old 11-08-2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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much easier to buy the vinyl tint strips from rpidesigns....they work good...

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Old 11-08-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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can you take some "after" daytime pics?
including close up?
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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can you take some "after" daytime pics?
including close up?
You need to stop reading these treads...you just have no self control..
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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I'll post some day time pictures tomorrow afternoon for you guys.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:49 PM   #7
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Would have been cleaner if you removed them first.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:39 PM   #8
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Would have been cleaner if you removed them first.
I'm sure a whole lot less tedious too. The guys who tuned the ECU had a C7 they sprayed and the technician who did it advised me to simply mask tape a large portion of the area to protect from overspray. I honestly didn't even think about removing them. Out of curiosity, is it fairly simply to remove those?
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:47 AM   #9
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much easier to buy the vinyl tint strips from rpidesigns....they work good...
Glen, are they transparent?
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I added daylight pictures to the first post in the thread, and I also did the rear reflectors.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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much easier to buy the vinyl tint strips from rpidesigns....they work good...
I'm sure they are a lot easier to put on too, however they're just not dark enough for what I wanted.

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Glen, are they transparent?
dark smoke tint...
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:37 PM   #13
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OP they look great! I may look into that myself. I have tried the acrylic covers which were too thick, then the high end film and it looks great but I'm concerned about wear. This looks to be the best option. Well down.
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would it be possible to use window tint to blackout the side markers? also, what about the taillights, what are you guys using to tint them? Dallasc7, i think you did a good job.
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would it be possible to use window tint to blackout the side markers? also, what about the taillights, what are you guys using to tint them? Dallasc7, i think you did a good job.
See post above, I have a high end window tint on mine now and it looks great but time will tell how long it lasts. I had it done at the tint shop that did my windows for $40.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #16
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I have done it on a camaro and a honda using 20% win tint or what I used above and got years out of it...besides - at $25 from the vendor, I can afford to replace them every few years...

http://www.rpidesigns.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=3164

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would it be possible to use window tint to blackout the side markers? also, what about the taillights, what are you guys using to tint them? Dallasc7, i think you did a good job.
Thanks for the compliment!

I was thinking of something for the taillight, however I definitely would not use the spray technique. Maybe spray the two red horizontal strips located directly below the tail lights, but for the tail lights themselves I'm leaning more towards a film applied by heat (professionally done) or actual covers.
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