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High gloss VHT 3rd brake light tint success

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by vegas4x4, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Feb 24, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    There’s a few tutorials on YouTube but id be happy to answer any questions.

    5 coats VHT on the unused portion of the light, 2 coats over the brake light, none over the cargo lamps. Then 4 coats of clear to hopefully keep this shine for a while.

    Used my work light to try and show off the reflection, and the transparency of the center section.
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  2. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:21 PM
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    Nice!
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2020 at 9:50 PM
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    Thanks! Gonna try to get some pics on the truck tomorrow when its fully dry
     
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  4. Feb 24, 2020 at 10:09 PM
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    Looks nice!
     
  5. Feb 25, 2020 at 1:07 PM
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    Still waiting to fully dry but heres a better view of the gloss. This is without a final cut & buff
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  6. Feb 25, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    Oh snap that looks good!
     
  7. Feb 25, 2020 at 7:21 PM
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    Thanks! Will post pics tomorrow with it on the truck
     
  8. Mar 9, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    I totally forgot to update this with photos of it on the truck. So here u go:
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  9. Mar 9, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    Nice rig.
     
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  10. Mar 9, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    That looks really good
     
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  11. Mar 9, 2020 at 7:58 PM
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    thanks guys. Havent got a photo of the 3rd brake light in the sun but it is visible.
     
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  12. Mar 9, 2020 at 8:09 PM
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    Did you just use masking tape and then use an exacto to trim the exact shape of the reverse lights?
     
  13. Mar 9, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    Also waiting on a response to this
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  14. Mar 9, 2020 at 9:08 PM
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    I actually just very carefully taped it. No exacto involved. Tape the cargo lights first. Then tape the 3rd brake light area with pull tabs so i could easily remove it. Sprayed the surround very dark, pulled off the tape in the center, then sprayed a couple layers. Pulled off the tape over the cargo area then Sanded it all smooth, then clear coated. Then buffed it.

    Last pic has one thin coat over the center. The discoloration through the center portion of the light is the carboard box the light is sitting on. It had white and black on it
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  15. Nov 26, 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    Could you just spray inside so you don't have to use gloss or buff the outside? Would the lights burn the paint?
     

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