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11-04-2011, 12:19 AM #1
Tail Lights black out!
Today I blacked out my tail lights, hope you guys like!
Last edited by TexasTechRaider; 11-04-2011 at 12:24 AM.
2009 Chevy Silverado!
Blacked out tail lights + 3rd brake light l Tint: 35% front windows and Limo on the rest l Hard wired Valentine One radar detector l Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow tires with GM CK375 wheels l Hand welded receiver hitch l HID lighting l SMD lighting l Blacked out front and rear emblems l Cherry Bomb Extreme exhaust dumped l 2 Kenwood 12's powered by a Kenwood amp w/ an Base control l
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11-04-2011, 06:50 AM #2
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Looks Great, How did you do it?
11-04-2011, 11:24 AM #3
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yeah, looks great ...how did you do it.....where did you get the parts / supplies ???...thanksSilverado Crew.....4.8 L
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11-04-2011, 11:58 AM #4
11-04-2011, 09:36 PM #5
I used black transparent paint, applied it with a spray gun.. after about 4-5 coats when you get close to the tint you want add a clear coat into into the paint and put on a few coats. It mostly dried in 30-45 minutes, i screwed it on then the next day i completely pushed it on completely. Remember to use thin tape to circle off in detail what you don't what, then painters tape to completely finish it off.
If you need a better explanation just let me know because I kind of jumped all over the place.
11-05-2011, 09:02 PM #6
A little too dark for my taste but looks good nonetheless04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light
11-06-2011, 08:48 AM #7
it looks good. can you get that look with regular spray paint? im a pretty good painter and i would like to do mine in camo or want to get a smoked look for both tail and head lights.- David -
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11-07-2011, 02:06 AM #8
That looks good. I want to tint my tail lights a bit, but it will have to wait until I can afford to buy a second set of used lights to do it on - just in case.
To stumpaction - regular spray paint probably wouldn't work well for tinting lights. Some people have tinted them by mixing regular black automotive paint with a bit of clearcoat to make it transparent but straight up spray paint would most likely block too much light. If you want to be able to spray tint them yourself, get some VHT niteshades (spray tint designed for tail lights) from your local autozone/automotive store and then clearcoat over that. Just make sure to wet sand it if you want that nice shiny look.
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