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Old 01-19-2013, 11:03 AM   #801
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I used duplicolor metal cast also. They came out amazing! Honestly if you didnt know they where painted you would think they came that way. I used two light coats and two heavier coats for a total of four coats. Then I unmasked the reverse portion and used automotive clear from work.

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Old 01-19-2013, 02:11 PM   #802
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Top is the first paint job. Bottom is the better one :P
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:51 PM   #803
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Was searching for red overlays.... Then found this.....

I feel more comfortable taking on this than the overlays. And I want it now!!!

So I know what I'm doing tomorrow... Lol.

And thanks to the op.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:38 PM   #804
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Nice! I love how it all looks. Gonna try this Monday! Did anybody try to do his with the lights still on the car instead of taking out the lights??
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:48 PM   #805
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I would recommend pulling its so easy. But at the bare minimum at least pull the lights on the quarters takes 2 min tops.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:23 PM   #806
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I couldn't find the Krylon but I found



Looks factory up close too.

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #807
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Man, it looks so complicated taking the lights out. I'm spraying the car with the lights still on. I'll post pics when I'm done!
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #808
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its not complicated at all actually, just need to remove the trim in the proper order and take out a few nuts/bolts
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #809
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I'd suggest taking the time and courage to pull them off. It's simple. I'm spraying mine right now. No more black.


first coat of vht red
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #810
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #811
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you have interested me to do the same to my car. it looks great. thank you. can you put any other colors or is that illegal. i guess i could put a darken tint coat instead of the red. that might look good.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #812
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Finished product before buffing. I'll wash the car and shine them up later.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #813
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[quote=thildwrx;38946403]I used duplicolor metal cast also. They came out amazing! Honestly if you didnt know they where painted you would think they came that way. I used two light coats and two heavier coats for a total of four coats. Then I unmasked the reverse portion and used automotive clear from work.


I thought you used Stained glasspaint? You have used goooff to take the VHT Nightshade off though?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:12 PM   #814
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Gonna Have to try if my Overlays are stubborn once more.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:58 PM   #815
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I also had great results with metalcast. However my results in removing the inner hatch liner were not great. I ended up breaking the side inner taking off the lower.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #816
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Got my vht nightshades, krylon fusion uv clear coat,and 2000 grit sand paper today. Definitely doing it tonight! Been puttin it off for awhile now. Hope I don't mess up O.o
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #817
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Good luck! Hope it turns out alright
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:24 PM   #818
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Got my vht nightshades, krylon fusion uv clear coat,and 2000 grit sand paper today. Definitely doing it tonight! Been puttin it off for awhile now. Hope I don't mess up O.o
Make sure it's warm enough. Don't rush it if the temperature isn't right you would be better of waiting. Just my input!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #819
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Make sure it's warm enough. Don't rush it if the temperature isn't right you would be better of waiting. Just my input!
It's in the 70s right now. Pretty cool for a Florida night. Don't think it should be any problems but I felt a few drops of rain so I might have I wait till tomorrow morning
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Good luck post some pics when your done
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:29 PM   #821
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Looks very nice. I wonder how I would do this to my gc8 since I have the orange on my tail lights...
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #822
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Just paint the whole thing! It would look fine still IMO!
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #823
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Well finally got it done. From far it looks actually pretty good. But up close it's sort of hazy and doesn't have the gloss look. I ended up only taking the side lights out and just sprayed the rest while still on car. I might have to wetsand and re clear them. What's the best way to do this to achieve the gloss? Besides it being kinda hazy I think they came out alright.






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Old 02-11-2013, 05:13 PM   #824
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I used the duplicolor metal cast and mine came out incredible they are perfect cant even tell the where painted. I can't tell you on the stuff you used. Also make sure you get pretty solid coats of clear otherwise they can look hazy. I would recommend a dust coat then a heavy coat or two.
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Here's a couple quick cell phone up close pics





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