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Old 02-10-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Cheap Mod Im trying this weekend,

Im Planing on getting some of the Sprayable tint this weekend and doing the Side markers with it, Maybe a good 2-3 Light Coats, Then once its dry im going to tape off a small line in the middle and then spray them Jet black to match my car, Then take the tape off and wet sand the whole thing and then Hit it with 3-4 Passes of clear coat. Hope Fully i will get the "Showstopper Led Side Marker" Effect for about $21, I know it will not be as bright but it will still be visible at night and Hidden durning the day, I will post pictures tomorrow or Saturday once im done with it to see how it turns out. If it looks good it could be a cheap but effective Mod.
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:10 PM   #2
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just spray tinted my fogs and my HIDs. stuff works pretty good had i known how easy it was to do i wouldnt have paid to get my tail lights and side markers blacked out by a shop
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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Can yall post some pictures of the results? That would be awesome. Also, what paint are you guys using to tint with?
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:02 PM   #4
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we did my friends H2, his avalanche and his sisters cobalt.
It looks good, there will be orange peel so its better you wetsand em.
Personally speaking though, if your going to do the tailights, I would go with the vynil. I have the vynil tint on my tail lights and theyre dark, the H2 is as dark but at night, my car looks stock where his looks very dark, ticket worthy lol
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #5
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Yea no i like the Red Tail Lights, Im just Tinting the Side Markers and painting them, And its VHT Night Shade Tint, Comes in a can at Autozone,

Basicaly Like this but with out the leds inside and with out paying $300 +
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:16 PM   #6
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Maybe I can help.

I did my side markers in CGM with a clear coat this last weekend (rattle can). I sanded the markers with 2000 sandpaper to remove the numerical code and to dull the finish, 5 minutes. I cleaned the parts with rubbing alcohol, 2 minutes, I sprayed "Adhesion Promoter" on the parts following the cans directions. I sprayed CGM to eliminate the color of the lenses around 3 light coats, I sprayed a gloss lacquer around 4 coats.....BINGO...

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Hope this helps! The distortion is the camera...they were glossy and clean!
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #7
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Maybe I can help.

I did my side markers in CGM with a clear coat this last weekend (rattle can). I sanded the markers with 2000 sandpaper to remove the numerical code and to dull the finish, 5 minutes. I cleaned the parts with rubbing alcohol, 2 minutes, I sprayed "Adhesion Promoter" on the parts following the cans directions. I sprayed CGM to eliminate the color of the lenses around 3 light coats, I sprayed a gloss lacquer around 4 coats.....BINGO...

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Hope this helps! The distortion is the camera...they were glossy and clean!
Actually that does Help,... A lot.. Can you still see any sign of the marker at night or are they just not visible any longer ? They look great and so does your car iv never seen it before but from the pictures it looks killer
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Actually that does Help,... A lot.. Can you still see any sign of the marker at night or are they just not visible any longer ? They look great and so does your car iv never seen it before but from the pictures it looks killer
You are too kind....thanks....yea they can be seen at night in the red (back) and yellow (front)...just don't over spray the color...look at the back ground while you spray the coats......if you see color spray a little more.....don't saturate it....
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:37 AM   #9
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Maybe I can help.

I did my side markers in CGM with a clear coat this last weekend (rattle can). I sanded the markers with 2000 sandpaper to remove the numerical code and to dull the finish, 5 minutes. I cleaned the parts with rubbing alcohol, 2 minutes, I sprayed "Adhesion Promoter" on the parts following the cans directions. I sprayed CGM to eliminate the color of the lenses around 3 light coats, I sprayed a gloss lacquer around 4 coats.....BINGO...

Hope this helps! The distortion is the camera...they were glossy and clean!
Any night shots with them on please?
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i did my whole car with that stuff. headlights, sidemarkers, tail lights. it looks great
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Any night shots with them on please?
It'll take me a while for the night shots....The cars in the "Corvette & Chevy Expo" in Houston this weekend so it's gonna be away starting tonight....I'll take some pics Sunday night. I'm planning on doing my own LED mod on the markers soon. Will post it up when I'm finished with that too....I re-read your post and noticed you wanted the showstopper effect....you will have to really put some coats on it to mask the surround out....forget the light coats because that will let the light pass through....
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i did my whole car with that stuff. headlights, sidemarkers, tail lights. it looks great
Did you paint them? The stick-ons are another option for the OP but then you have the code on the lenses bulging out. I've seen the stick ons and they do look good. I did the paint as another ME mod!!!!! and to do some "tool" time on the car...
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You are too kind....thanks....yea they can be seen at night in the red (back) and yellow (front)...just don't over spray the color...look at the back ground while you spray the coats......if you see color spray a little more.....don't saturate it....
I'm 96% sure il be heading out to the expo I'm excited to see the car, from the little excerpts here and there I see it looks stunning, and if you go through with that led mod let me know how it goes,
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:00 PM   #14
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heres shots of the front of my car that i did the spray tint. ill post some of the back and side markers too (those were done with vinyl overlays)
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Wow you guys are doing some awesome work! I now have a new project oh and thanks for all the info and pics
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That kinda look like a ticket waiting to happen. Some police look for blacked out lights and you have no orange or red. Here in MD is a no-no especially the rear tail lights blacked out. I know this from my past experience. One cop that pulled me over told me that I was asking for it and hit me with a repair ticket along with a $60 fine. Just to let you know.
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You guys must be very young and fearless... I can't take any parts, of my $40,000.00 Cdn. car and spray paint them...
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im pretty sure its not illegal to have your shit blacked out as long as the lights are visible at a certain distance. In my experiences with the law, it really comes down to the cop that pulls you over if he wants to give you a ticket hell find a reason to give you a ticket no matter how legit you think you are. I get what your saying though. to be safe i usually drive with my parking lights on so you cant even really tell its tinted
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You guys must be very young and fearless... I can't take any parts, of my $40,000.00 Cdn. car and spray paint them...
lol pretty much. id also like to add cheap to that list. looks the same at a fifth of the cost.

and for the record mine was only $30,000 (v6) haha
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Zero, your Camaro looks awesome.
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^^ thanks! but its only the beginning
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Looks sick I think I'm gonna do my side markers soon too
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on a side note...anyone know how to remove spray tint? you think standard paint remove will do it? just got an idea for my fogs.
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A friend of mine spray tinted his taillights on his black 2001 Z28 'vert and now they look like sh**. The sun baked the paint and turned the taillights a dull chalky white.
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good thing i live in illinois and its only sunny 50% of the year.
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