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is there a how to on how to do this? with the nite shade?
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Not really, I should do one someday.





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I like the ones in the first picture the best. Waxed them today by the way!
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My own how-to, have pm'd many but never wrote the how-to, maybe I will after this:

To prep the tails, dry sand them with 1000 grit paper. Take your time, do it right. You just need to do circular motions gently covering the entire surface to be sprayed. Once you have done that rinse them with water and rub the surface with your hands under running water. Dry them thouroghly. I have heard that it can be benefitial to soak the can of Pactra window tint in hot water before spraying but I did not. Apply your Pactra lightly. Second coat of pactra about ten minutes after the first. Do this in a dust free environment. Once dry, inspect the surface that was sprayed for any imperfections. If done in a dust free environment there should be none. Apply the clear and do it with sweeping motions from one end to the next from about 8 inches away. Make sure you cover the entire surface, because you don't want to sparatically spray over it again if you notice missed spots. You want to cover the entire surface the first time because the layer of clear likes to chill, and settle into itself and it does it best when not sprayed again while settling. Let first coat of clear dry for about five minutes. If there were any mistakes, running, dust settling, or any eye sores, now is the time to wet sand. Using the 1000 grit sand paper wet sand the part you screwed up. You will see that with the circular sanding motion, you will esaily bring the clear back up. Dry again and recoat and try not to screw up again. If there was no screw up with the first clear coat you really don't need a second, IMO.

My results, the proof is in the pudding!! (view entire thread to see all picturs):

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Those ones in the first pics look schweet!
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looks good. and thanks phil. il get somme pictures up when i get around todoing it. i actually need pictures of my car on here period.
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Those ones in the first pics look schweet!
They look even schweeter on my car. I'll take pics when the center is done, picking up the supplies today.
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i could not find any nite shade shit. i went to advanced auto and pepboys. guess im going to hobby store
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ebay is only place ive found it.
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I ordered online. 1 can is all you need. After you put it on, clearcoat it. follow this for final treatment of clearcoat.

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They came out, "MINT". Saw them in person. Doug kicks ass!
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After check out duds, i know i had to give it a try.........





All i have to say is take your time and have plenty of extra sand paper on hand.... I had a couple of over spray spots that was running. But i took care of that with the wet sanding and more niteshade spray.........
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After check out duds, i know i had to give it a try.........





All i have to say is take your time and have plenty of extra sand paper on hand.... I had a couple of over spray spots that was running. But i took care of that with the wet sanding and more niteshade spray.........
Looks good!
How much did you work the shine on the clear coat? And how many clear coats did you use??? Maybe its just the posistion but I dont see many reflections. Nice design. I like the dots for the reverse lights. I didn't have the guts to try that. I thought of them though.


Edit: Sure like that spoiler!!!
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Well, not sure where the shine went in those pics and i was very cloudy that day too...... but i wet sanded them a couple of times and applied 3 coats of clear.... It looks good even in person, but It was my 1st shot at it so it's all good... I have my OEM set which i'm going to be doing the same way ina couple of weeks when i get some free time and i'm going to apply about 2 more coats of the niteshade than i did on those tails............

As to the design on the reverse/turn signals it was just as easy to do as the brake lights..... The only thing was spacing and a ruler comes in handy with doing that.......
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