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tail light project

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by 1124RN, Feb 10, 2012.

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    1124RN Well-Known Member

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    received my clear tail lights today in the process of taping them off so I can paint them red going keep the turn signal clear

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    I bought these also, doing the same thing. But I'm gonna keep the side light white as well. You'll see when I'm done.
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    Good luck. Can't wait to see.
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    what kind of paint are you going to use
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    so ur going to use the OEM inner piece along with the painted outside part?
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    this should be interesting. cant wait to see the outcome :D
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    It's gonna look just like plu's car, I've always been jealous of those lights. I use Testor's Candy Apple Red paint.
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    In for updates...shouldn't be long now!
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    at work at the moment just got done painting them I will have the photos of the lights tonight going to installed tomorrow should have taken a little bit more time on the painting couple small runs :(
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    Looking forward to seeing it.
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    yeah, the stuff runs easy... they aren't kidding when they say "light, even coats"!!
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    Yeah that krylon paint took forever to paint onto my old corolla fog lights, it kept running.
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    so here's the outcome will get better photos tomorrow not too bad I'm buying another set of lights and will be trying different paint

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    why trying a different paint? not pleased with outcome? they look fine in the pic
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    just want to see if I can get the color to match a little bit better for now I'm really happy with the outcome just ordered all new led for the tail lights :) stop turn signal side marker and reverse lights going to be sick
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    That looks fine in the pics.... not sure how you'd get it to match better though... the "problem" seems to be that the red on the trunk lights is flat inside, while the outer lights aren't flat, but have the brake light there, so the sun doesn't reflect off it the same. The color looks right though... maybe the answer is to paint the red part on the trunk light, even though they are already red. I'm sure someone would would buy the outer lights you just painted for $50.
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    Yeah i think it ooks good.
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    That's what I did the first time when I painted my turn signals red... I painted the inside lights as well so it matched. I have a pic somewhere where you can see it doesn't match at all, making it obvious why I chose to paint it later on.
    Here it is.
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    Where'd you get that paint yo?
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    got my paint at michaels with a 50 percent off coupon and got the clear coat at home depot
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    I got mine at Michaels too.
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    Just ordered my tail lights today and I'll post pics of my project as it's a little more intricate from what you guys did
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    I think I'm gonna get a second set and try something different.
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    Haha, bump!
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    Looks good, just buy the ones already painted.
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    Or just go OEM.
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