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Old 10-27-2013, 05:53 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Tips For Working With Niteshades

*These are not fully done, will update pictures tomorrow of the lights complete.

1) Lots of sanding, and I mean lots, sand between coats, after coats, before coats, when you think you have sanded enough sand some more. This will help achieve they glossy surface in the end and leave a smooth surface for the paint to lay on.

2) When spraying the niteshades be sure that the coats are light, if they are not light you will go from a light to dark tint pretty quick.

3) Be sure to take your time, it is easy to rush things and end up with paint running or swirl marks when sanding.

Problems I encountered and how I solved them:
1)Paint would not stick to lens.
-Issue was that I had not sanded enough with aggressive enough sand paper, when doing your first sanding I would recommend a 600 to 1000 to 2000 grit sandpaper pattern.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tips For Working With Niteshades

Don't mean to ruin your thread but sanding your tail lights is not necessary. I get that you're trying to get the paint to stick but I think it's easier to just apply another coat when it gets too light than to sand it down. I did mine without any sanding then polished it and I achieved a high gloss finish.
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Default Re: Tips For Working With Niteshades

Originally Posted by mrjasonlyrics View Post
Don't mean to ruin your thread but sanding your tail lights is not necessary. I get that you're trying to get the paint to stick but I think it's easier to just apply another coat when it gets too light than to sand it down. I did mine without any sanding then polished it and I achieved a high gloss finish.
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I tried the same way first, cleaned the lens super good and everything and the niteshades wouldn't stick to the lens
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Default Re: Tips For Working With Niteshades

Maybe your preparation was wrong. I've done mine about 2yrs ago, buffed a few times and it's now starting to fade but it's still shaded.

I removed my tail lights and cleaned it properly with Dupli-color grease and wax remover then wiped it dry with a lint free cloth.
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Then I sprayed 2-3 coats 5-10mins apart then allowed it to dry for about 3hrs
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Then I buffed it with this. Maybe you used an aggressive polish that took it off.
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