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: Weekend Project


sjhudon
26th April 2004, 11:37 AM
This weekend I took off the front markers, and smoked them.. then put a layer of clear coat on them... lets take a look at the results.

http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/000_0004.jpg

http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/000_0005.jpg

http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/000_0008.jpg

Jerry03Arc
26th April 2004, 12:28 PM
any shots from a distance so we can get an overall look.

Looks good BTW

sjhudon
26th April 2004, 12:38 PM
I'll snap some at lunch and repost...

sjhudon
26th April 2004, 05:39 PM
http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/100_0003.jpg

http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/100_0004.jpg

http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/100_0005.jpg

suyoungman
30th April 2004, 08:09 PM
looks alright~

still think it's best to change the entire corner piece.

sjhudon
30th April 2004, 08:11 PM
change what entire piece? you mean the solid black piece? ... it looks better now, had a chance to settle in, that was right after it dried.

CallipNCSUsaab
30th April 2004, 09:45 PM
I think it looks really good on your car... of course with steel gray like mine, it would probably look pretty bad. Why is it hard for aftermarket parts to be out.. come on auto industry I am tired of waiting for... well, all parts at a good price.

M4Gunner
1st May 2004, 02:59 AM
i think if you did it as dark as mine on your steel metalic, it would look HOT!! i dont know if you saw the pics of mine before, but if you didnt, PM me or reply to this and ill email you them.

sjhudon
3rd May 2004, 08:39 PM
Did you smoke yours too, or use some kind of paint? Mine has settled in a lot now, they look even nicer I think...


http://img50.photobucket.com/albums/v153/sjhudon/b000_0018.jpg

M4Gunner
4th May 2004, 05:20 AM
i smoked mine, i just did more coats than you did (from what i can tell)

sjhudon
4th May 2004, 11:56 AM
Yea I only did One coat (touched up during the drying phase to get the whole lense... (drying phase was 8 hours though...) Next project (The Calipers) 8)

M4Gunner
4th May 2004, 12:15 PM
8 hours?? what did you use? i used nightshades, drying phase was about 15 minutes, then a few coast of clearcoat.

sjhudon
4th May 2004, 12:32 PM
I stuff I used is called VHT Smoke Spray... it is intended to "tint windows" though I wouldn't recommend that! :roll:

Works well on the sidemarkers, takes 8 hours to cure.


http://www.vhtpaint.com/smokewindowtint.htm

Also used a clear coat when finished (picked that up a Lowes)

Stories From the City
20th May 2004, 02:43 PM
Same product really. VHT makes both.

pjku79
25th May 2004, 03:34 PM
so which is better cause i want to do it now that i have money?

sjhudon
25th May 2004, 03:49 PM
personal choice i guess, i like the one that drys slower...

Dave S
25th May 2004, 05:45 PM
Has anyone smoked their taillights yet?

pjku79
25th May 2004, 07:07 PM
other then the time it takes to dry, what is the difference between the two?

sjhudon
25th May 2004, 07:15 PM
other then the time it takes to dry, what is the difference between the two?

No idea... probably pretty similar, just depends on how many coats you use. I love the way it looks now, so much smoother. just try it out, you can always wipe it off with some paint thinner.