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: Weekend Project

26th April 2004, 10:37 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.




26th April 2004, 11:28 AM
any shots from a distance so we can get an overall look.

Looks good BTW

26th April 2004, 11:38 AM
I'll snap some at lunch and repost...

26th April 2004, 04:39 PM



30th April 2004, 07:09 PM
looks alright~

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

30th April 2004, 07:11 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.

30th April 2004, 08:45 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.

1st May 2004, 01:59 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.

3rd May 2004, 07:39 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...


4th May 2004, 04:20 AM
i smoked mine, i just did more coats than you did (from what i can tell)

4th May 2004, 10:56 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)

4th May 2004, 11:15 AM
8 hours?? what did you use? i used nightshades, drying phase was about 15 minutes, then a few coast of clearcoat.

4th May 2004, 11:32 AM
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.


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

Stories From the City
20th May 2004, 01:43 PM
Same product really. VHT makes both.

25th May 2004, 02:34 PM
so which is better cause i want to do it now that i have money?

25th May 2004, 02:49 PM
personal choice i guess, i like the one that drys slower...

Dave S
25th May 2004, 04:45 PM
Has anyone smoked their taillights yet?

25th May 2004, 06:07 PM
other then the time it takes to dry, what is the difference between the two?

25th May 2004, 06:15 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.