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05silvhemimag
02-21-2009, 10:47 PM
yea im taking the risk and so far its great with the vht night shades and i have 3 coats on and one clear so far. gonna do 2 more clears. i only done 2 vht on the 3rd break light because i didnt want to get rear ended. but i would post pics but sis in law messed up are camra but i will eventually. i done the two tone tint on the tails with the back up and bleinker lights totaly clear and the rest tinted. loooookkksss sweet you will get to see it in aprial anyway so im gonna go out and finish.

Kansas City_Charge
02-22-2009, 01:00 AM
Good luck can't wait to see em in person

The MagWag
02-22-2009, 03:26 AM
Good luck can't wait to see em in person

exactly, maybe next weekend while im home visiting the folks!

05silvhemimag
02-22-2009, 03:34 AM
yea i got them done it took like 8 total hours with polishing but the polishing didnt turn out as good as i thought it would maybe need a buffer i was doing it buy hand i hope with the cure of the paint that it gets a lil more clear. its pretty good for first time i thinks i wouldnt have gottn better paying for it. just like ruff clear cote or something??

The MagWag
02-22-2009, 05:36 PM
wet sand bro, then buff

I got an electric buffer out at the folks' house

05silvhemimag
02-22-2009, 07:46 PM
so on my final coat i should wet sand with what grit like 2000 or higher and then buff i just had a polish compound that i hand buffed and it was an okay job on my last coat but i didnt think to wet sand the last coat because i though the scratches would be too deep. cool maybe i have to use that buffer.

05silvhemimag
02-22-2009, 08:20 PM
question is should i wet sand my last coat then buff right???

The MagWag
02-22-2009, 09:31 PM
question is should i wet sand my last coat then buff right???

thats what I did

Sevenernine
02-22-2009, 10:59 PM
I look forward to seeing that. I was wondering how hard that is to do. Can't wait to see the end result - it'll spark me doing mine.

Plum Krazy
02-22-2009, 11:01 PM
I look forward to seeing that. I was wondering how hard that is to do. Can't wait to see the end result - it'll spark me doing mine.
Yeah...what he said^^^

05silvhemimag
02-23-2009, 01:38 AM
they look great but its just the finish of the top clear coat that i want to be a mirror. im picky but just a avrage joe looking would think i bough them. i taped them off perfectly on the clear sections.

05silvhemimag
02-23-2009, 01:40 AM
http://lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=49605
mine look just as good but im alil darker and have just the ruff ness on the top coat.

Sevenernine
02-23-2009, 03:14 AM
http://lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=49605
mine look just as good but im alil darker and have just the ruff ness on the top coat.


So then, when it warms up you gonna help me do mine? :P

If you're by Springfield you're only about 45 minutes to an hour away. Maybe a little more if you're on the opposite side of Springfield.



I was looking at my car a minute ago, and i think that once I tint the taillights, I'm gonna try to find some of those SXT black heads. It'd be nice to have black on black on black...


To quote Spinal Tap:

How much blacker could it be?

None. The answer is none blacker.

Sevenernine
02-24-2009, 06:01 PM
Bizzump 4 Pixxxzorz

05silvhemimag
02-24-2009, 06:49 PM
i actually live in monett missouri an hour from springfield but it not really hard at all with my kids i cant do much but the sanding is the hardest at last and i really ant confednt on working on others because i can kinda see my sanding marks on the 1st or 2nd coat of vht when it is dark outside and the brake light is on. but they look great to me i waxed um and everything yesterday and they look even better everytime i rub on them.lol i need to practice on my freinds tails some more first.lol

edit and my camra is broke so i will take some with my sis in laws this weekend.

The MagWag
02-24-2009, 08:26 PM
i actually live in monett missouri an hour from springfield but it not really hard at all with my kids i cant do much but the sanding is the hardest at last and i really ant confednt on working on others because i can kinda see my sanding marks on the 1st or 2nd coat of vht when it is dark outside and the brake light is on. but they look great to me i waxed um and everything yesterday and they look even better everytime i rub on them.lol i need to practice on my freinds tails some more first.lol

edit and my camra is broke so i will take some with my sis in laws this weekend.

What grit paper did you use?

05silvhemimag
02-24-2009, 08:29 PM
on the very first i used 1000 to get them ready then the rest of them i used 2000 grit wet sand all the coats. i was thinking like 3000 on last coat then buff or even higher??

The MagWag
02-25-2009, 10:06 PM
3k is plenty fine enough, I did mine in 2 and just left the last coat for the duller effect but they still look kinda shiny...

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd67/ThompStud/MagWag/PA170304.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd67/ThompStud/MagWag/P2100006.jpg

05silvhemimag
02-25-2009, 11:47 PM
yea mine is about the same darkness but i have the two clear sections too.

The MagWag
02-26-2009, 12:07 AM
right on, I knew nothing of clearing the reverse and turn until after....