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Old 09-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #701
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^ If it hasn't changed since my 09 then yes you can remove the entire 3rd brake light in the spoiler. You have to take off the interior hatch trim and then remove the spoiler to get it out though.
Ah well I just left it on. Worked fine lol
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:37 PM   #702
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Yea I have no choice but to either put these back on the car and let them continue to dry or to wet sand and polish them in the morning. Would it be ok for them to be on the car and out and about before wet sanding and waxing them? Have to use the car tomorrow to go to a concert and have no choice but to put them back on tomorrow mid day. Now whether I finish them in the morning or when I get home is up to you guys!

Thanks for the help Btw I put 3 medium coats of clear on after 3 medium coats of VHT's Red.
I did my wet sanding and first polish while removed, then I gave it a final polish by hand after installing them. 3 medium coats should be fine, just be careful while wet sanding, and only do the 2000 grit to ensure you don't remove too much.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:38 PM   #703
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I don't see why people who already own the cars wouldn't buy them...
I'm not saying they won't buy them, just that people will think about it based on price and because of this thread...
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #704
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you have to remember that OEM tails are worth money too, you can sell your OEMs or you can sell the aftermarket tails when you get rid of the car.

On the other hand you can paint them and risk damaging them or messing up and having weird looking tails.

Obviously they won't be for everyone...
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #705
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Just did this, after screwing up by adding the clear to soon I got it all figured out. My tip is to wait for 48 hours before clearing.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #706
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Just did this, after screwing up by adding the clear to soon I got it all figured out. My tip is to wait for 48 hours before clearing.
I did it all the same day. Depends on the color/clear combo you choose, weather conditions, etc...
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:15 AM   #707
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I'm planning on using brake clean and acetone as suggested to clean off the old paint this weekend. Any other methods of removal to consider? I really don't want to mess them up.

Thanks guys.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #708
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just be extremely careful with the brake clean...it made little cracks in my light. You have to spray it on a cloth first and keep it off the other plastics
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:55 AM   #709
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I'm planning on using brake clean and acetone as suggested to clean off the old paint this weekend. Any other methods of removal to consider? I really don't want to mess them up.

Thanks guys.
In my experiences working with lights, abs, and acrylic, acetone is a no no. I've always used lacquer thinner. The acetone reacts poorly with some plastics, and I got a ton of little crows feet cracks on my taillights of my old car from it. Just my .02.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:33 AM   #710
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Thanks for the help guys! I picked up some lacquer thinner this weekend and will be getting VHT red and Krylon clear this week. For those of you who have used Krylon, which model did you get? I'm finding clear for glass, for plastic, matte finish, etc.

Thanks again everyone!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:59 AM   #711
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Thanks for the help guys! I picked up some lacquer thinner this weekend and will be getting VHT red and Krylon clear this week. For those of you who have used Krylon, which model did you get? I'm finding clear for glass, for plastic, matte finish, etc.

Thanks again everyone!
Same boat here. Going to pull my failed overlays and paint with the VHT. I have the paint, just haven't bought the clear yet.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #712
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Thanks for the help guys! I picked up some lacquer thinner this weekend and will be getting VHT red and Krylon clear this week. For those of you who have used Krylon, which model did you get? I'm finding clear for glass, for plastic, matte finish, etc.

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Same boat here. Going to pull my failed overlays and paint with the VHT. I have the paint, just haven't bought the clear yet.
Krylon Fusion clear. I think the label has some plastic and metal chairs in the front.
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:24 PM   #713
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:32 PM   #714
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Thanks cianuro! I appreciate the help.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:38 AM   #715
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All the more reason to get overlays/paint your tail lights.

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Old 10-02-2012, 09:20 AM   #716
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For those wondering the lacquer thinner method worked well and the VHT/Krylon combo turned out pretty well too! Thanks for all the help guys.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #717
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I am insanely jealous of all of you with red tail lights. I am too nervous to mess this up since I have bad luck with aesthetic projects due to a near complete lack of artistic ability. Never done any polishing work with 2000 grit sandpaper either. Guess I am stuck admiring all of you guys' awesome red tail lights for now.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:38 PM   #718
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ordered the paint in the op.


not w/o a failed test run.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #719
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Was going to paint, tint guy charged me 200 for tint on the windows and lamin-x on the tails, couldn't say no with a 5 year warranty
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #720
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Was going to paint, tint guy charged me 200 for tint on the windows and lamin-x on the tails, couldn't say no with a 5 year warranty
Hell yes rather have a professional do it and also because I am very impatient .
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #721
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Was going to paint, tint guy charged me 200 for tint on the windows and lamin-x on the tails, couldn't say no with a 5 year warranty
Where did you to get your tint done? I'll be looking for a place whenever my car comes in.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #722
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Where did you to get your tint done? I'll be looking for a place whenever my car comes in.
I am wondering the same thing for tint and red overlay for that price in the NJ/PA area.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:42 PM   #723
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I am wondering the same thing for tint and red overlay for that price in the NJ/PA area.
http://shadesofgraytint.reachlocal.net/

You most likely wont get my price as I have known the owner for a decade and have had him do 10 cars of mine. I also only have my back windows done, as I don't want to be bothered by the cops in jersey. I'd say 170 if you want all windows and 130 for the tails is probably about right.

But they are by far the best tint shop around.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:14 PM   #724
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http://shadesofgraytint.reachlocal.net/

You most likely wont get my price as I have known the owner for a decade and have had him do 10 cars of mine. I also only have my back windows done, as I don't want to be bothered by the cops in jersey. I'd say 170 if you want all windows and 130 for the tails is probably about right.

But they are by far the best tint shop around.
Thanks for the (honest) info, dsn! I will definitely check them out.

I am out of Central Jersey but am in and out of Philly on a weekly basis.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #725
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I could do this with the car taped off instead of Poppin em out right
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