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Old 08-02-2012, 08:55 AM   Thread Starter #1
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Default After Tinting Tail Lights Do You Clear Coat?

So I finished tinting my tail lights using VHT Nite-Shades. They came out really nice and one of my friends asked me if I had clear coated them yet. I told him no and I asked him why. He said it preserves the tint better and it will last longer. Is this true? Do you think I should clear coat them now?

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Default Re: After Tinting Tail Lights Do You Clear Coat?

Clearing them will give you a nice shine to the finish, but you may also need to wet sand after clearing depending on how smooth the paint lays down. It will offer a little better protection, but it is not absolutely needed.
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Default Re: After Tinting Tail Lights Do You Clear Coat?

Some people complain that niteshades fades under weather too easily without clear. Some people choose to clear it for that. It is a personal preference. I would see how you like it with just the nightshades first.
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I put on about 5 coats of clear and then color sanded. I started with 1500 and ended with 2500. Then you want to get a good polishing compound to clean it up. If done correctly it will look very nice.
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I put on about 5 coats of clear and then color sanded. I started with 1500 and ended with 2500. Then you want to get a good polishing compound to clean it up. If done correctly it will look very nice.
Damn and i thought all i had to do was spray this tint shit on lol.

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Default Re: After Tinting Tail Lights Do You Clear Coat?

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Damn and i thought all i had to do was spray this tint shit on lol.

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You could but it will look very dull.
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