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KrazeMatik 09-15-07 01:50 PM

DIY Silver/Red Spray tail lights
 
heres how to silver and red DIY spray tail light

ok first you going to have to remove 4 screws

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0578.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0576.jpg

then remove the tail light carefully and remove the bulbs

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0579.jpg

this are the stuff you will need to complete the job
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0591.jpg

then clean the head light with microfiber cloth

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0580.jpg

make sure you clean the cracks

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KrazeMatik 09-15-07 01:51 PM

then use black tape(electrical tape) make sure you line it up with the black rubber between the orange and the red tail light

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0583.jpg

and also do the upper part

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0584.jpg

now take some newspaper and masking tape and cover up the red tail light and behind the tail light

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0585.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0586.jpg

KrazeMatik 09-15-07 01:52 PM

onces that is done clean it one more time!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0587.jpg

now its time to spray it silver remember ppls spray it a constant speed and DONT LEAVE IT TOOOO LONG it will over spray and bleed, make sure to let it dry and do another coat

first couple coat
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0588.jpg

more coat
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0589.jpg

now once it have good even coat on the tail light let it dry be patient now its time for clear coat!

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0590.jpg

KrazeMatik 09-15-07 01:53 PM

now here is the finish result lmk how you guys like it ill try to take night pictures to see the turn light:woot::woohoo:

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0593.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0597.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0594.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l3...k/IMG_0596.jpg

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Duckness 09-15-07 01:56 PM

looks more white then silver. sorry i just dont like but good diy though.

Pezlo 09-15-07 01:56 PM

wow, thats looks very clean, cant wait to see some night shots, hats off

na4now 09-15-07 02:02 PM

Nice write-up. I dont like them at all, though.

SClean4 09-15-07 02:10 PM

It looks nice. Anything is better than that awful orange. I'd want to see what red tails look like on your car, though; it might blend in more on your red car. I went with red paint on the inside of my '95 tail lights. The orange clashed a little too much with my gold emblems and gold/tan paint, I think. And it's just so much cleaner.

Also, I wonder if they make transparent silver? I'd think it would look more like clears if the paint were transparent.

evileagle 09-15-07 04:10 PM

how well does the light shine through? Also what paint did you use?

iasc300 09-15-07 04:43 PM

looks good but why the silver? It would look better painted a different color
nice DIY though

Classified 09-15-07 04:44 PM

Good write up. They remind me of 91 Prelude tail lights. How does it look illuminated?

TheMole 09-15-07 04:51 PM

I probably wouldn't do this, but good work on the idea and paint. Here is a similar one that another user did which is probably a bit easier to do: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/sc-400-300/218900-my-try-at-clear-tailights-sorta.html

Black_SC 09-15-07 04:58 PM

its different. :thumbup:

like others have said...hows the light output?

habitat 09-15-07 06:58 PM

It's different, I still prefer that red tail light color match paint over silver. but good write up!

100mgbluep 09-15-07 07:31 PM

What kind of body kit is that?


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