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View Poll Results: What's the best tint to use on your taillights?
RC Car Tint (Testors) + No Clear Coat 0 0%
RC Car Tint (Testors) + Clear Coat 5 83.33%
Nightshades + No Clear Coat 1 16.67%
Nightsahdes + Clear Coat 0 0%
Other (specify in post) + No Clear Coat 0 0%
Other (specift in post) + Clear Coat 0 0%
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 09:31 AM   #1
 
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Smoked Taillights DIY / FAQ - How to Smoke Your Tails

Alright, I have been kicking around the idea of smoking my tail lights for a couple weeks now. Not really wanting to go into this project with questions, I have done a TON of research on the topic. Reading everything I could on this forum and other forums, reading technical specs on nightshade versus RC Car Tint, researching what clear coats should be used and what shouldn't be, researching legality issues (esp. in PA), and I would like to put together a DIY / FAQ on the subject.

That being said, I'm probably another week away from actually doing this myself and I'm posting this early because I want opinions on what pictures I should take, what questions everyone has, and what issues I should cover in my DIY. This being a fairly common thing, I'm sure if we all pulled together we could come up with a HELLA good DIY / FAQ that could be used for newbies down the road, not just for the AV6 but for other cars.

Let me know if there is any interest in this and if anyone wants to help me out just give me an IM/PM/email and let me know.

Here are some things to whet your appetite with:





Forum Topics:
DIY: Taillight Removal & Smoking Taillights
How much spray paint do I need for taillights?
Honda-Acura.net - taillight tint spray
Honda-Acura.net - Tinting the Taillights "HOWTO"

* All pictures are taken off forums and just compiled here, if you would like your picture taken down, just me know... not trying to step on anybodies toes *

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Old April 2nd, 2004, 02:20 PM   #2
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all pictures are my car hahah
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all pictures are my car hahah
awesome job! any suggestions you can give about what to buy and what you did? I'll pm you later when I start writing the DIY probably after Easter. Keep up the good work!
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 10:16 PM   #4
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modelmasters transparent black and testors clear coat but i will be putting on a clear coat of dupont or whatever it is you guys mentioned in the other thread
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modelmasters transparent black and testors clear coat but i will be putting on a clear coat of dupont or whatever it is you guys mentioned in the other thread
awesome, let us know how it turns out, and post some pictures if you can.


Not much response here... thought more people would be into helping with this. Looks like I'll just go into it blind. PM me if you would like to help or want some info on a status of the DIY.
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Old April 5th, 2004, 07:24 PM   #6
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here are some pics i took a long time ago they didnt come out that well i did kind of a rush job since i was supposed to be somewhere. model masters transparent black & model masters clear gloss




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Old April 6th, 2004, 11:07 AM   #7
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Testors RC tint spray with DuPont or DupliColor clearcoat is best. By using real clearcoat it can withstand weather conditions better.

I learned that after tinting the second time.
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