Great looking car . Love the red nightshaded the foglight . How did you dat that. Are they covers or or what. I see plenty of forum members with it.
umm... What I did was:
Buy some VHT Nightshade taillight tint
and a can of Clear-Coat
local auto zone/o'reillys/advance auto parts/ect..should be between $10-$15.00, no more than $20.00 for both.
Take the foglights off and unclip them
You could take them off the black plastic frame but I just put painters tape over it so I wouldnt get any spray on it.
Step 3: Clean your fog lights really good before
you tint them to keep away from any unwanted marks when your finished. Wet-sanding
them is the way to do it if you want them to look perfect. You also would do this to any light (such as taillights) before tinting, but don't use too high of grit
scratch your lights up lol. However, I did not need to do this step because my car was garaged for 6 years and the lights look pretty new still with little to no imperfections.
Apply 1 layer of Nightshade at a time. Hold your spray can about 8 inches from the light when spraying and go across the whole
light 1 time without releasing the spray to achieve a full solid coat
. The more you do, obviously the more black or dark it will be and also less translucent
(for my fog lights
i used 2-3 layers). Don't hold too close or spray way too much because then it will be too wet and cause drips. (if this occurs just wait for it to dry and wet-sand them away and re-do).
After the first layer (and every layer after) is applied wait 20-30 minutes for it to dry (i always wait an extra 10-15min. to be safe).
Now this is up to you and this could determine the quality of your tint job but wet-sanding in-between layers will remove any imperfection made when spraying or drying
Once dry begin the next layer if wanted or necessary or move on to step 6.
Apply a layer of clear coat (picture of can above) the same way you did the nightshade. You can hold the can like 2-3 inches farther away because its not necessary to spray it closer lol.
Let it dry for at least 30 minutes. Wet-sand if needed, like, only if you messed up. Usually sanding the clear-coat layers isn't needed unless there is bubbling or imperfections as right stated before.
Add more layers as desired. Each layer will make it more glossy and shiny, but also kind of add an un-wanted bevel look
to it if you do too much
(i have not actually put any clear-coat on my fog lights, but i would suggest 2-3 layers
unless you are going for a specific flat black like what i got in those pics above.
anymore than 3 or 4 will make it extremely glossy and shiny but you take chances of imperfections or messing it all up every-
time you do a layer). Clear-coat will provide the ultimate protection for your tint and make it look higher quality and professionally done.
Even though I haven't clear-coated them yet, I still want to and plan to as soon as I get the time and it isn't so cold up here in Michigan :( I really need to do mine soon though, since now I got the
brand new shiny black projector headlights.. My fogs only have that flat black look until I do that :/