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Old 08-16-2013, 08:38 AM   #26
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Ah ha 1 step ahead, good system. Good work too, those tails with the light shade of tint are the best looking imo.
It seems the best to do it this way. I do it the same way when I paint the 2009-2011 acura grilles. Always take a gamble in the beginning because you need at least 2-3 jobs to recover. Also the product you're getting back needs to be in perfect working condition or that just screws up the whole rotation.
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Old 08-16-2013, 03:50 PM   #27
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I'm interested. Been trying to find someone to do mine locally with no luck. Pm me
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:24 PM   #28
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It seems the best to do it this way. I do it the same way when I paint the 2009-2011 acura grilles. Always take a gamble in the beginning because you need at least 2-3 jobs to recover. Also the product you're getting back needs to be in perfect working condition or that just screws up the whole rotation.
Yea, I know what you mean. Are you using the VHT products?
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:08 PM   #29
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Yea, I know what you mean. Are you using the VHT products?
I will say for the red, the metalcast by duplicolor works awesome. VHT can be used to tint it but is more purple then black. I mix in some black base into a mid-coat clear base and tint accordingly to preference.
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:58 PM   #30
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Yea, it has an oem look. I haven't used the red VHT, but I did use the night shade one and I know what you mean by it looking more purple than black. You definitely got a good mixture that doesn't make the finished product look cheap and dull. I look forward to more pics.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:31 PM   #31
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Yea, it has an oem look. I haven't used the red VHT, but I did use the night shade one and I know what you mean by it looking more purple than black. You definitely got a good mixture that doesn't make the finished product look cheap and dull. I look forward to more pics.
I didn't even know they had a red VHT. It is important to consistantly wipe the spray can nozzle as you paint or else it can split out some globs that will cause issues.

Thanks, more pics coming of more jobs!
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:47 PM   #32
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The tails on the black hatchback are mine. I couldn't be happier with the quality. The lines are perfect and the tint was done just how I wanted. I've been wanting to do this for 2+ years and Nexson was the right man for the job. By far the best exterior mod that you can do for the 2011+ wrx hatchback. Have no doubt that having Your tail lights done by Nexson you will be impressed with the quality of the work. If you are scared of doing it yourself this is the man to tint your tail lights! Thanks again they are beautiful!!!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #33
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Looks great
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #34
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Here's some more pics!




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Old 08-17-2013, 08:42 PM   #35
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The tails on the black hatchback are mine. I couldn't be happier with the quality. The lines are perfect and the tint was done just how I wanted. I've been wanting to do this for 2+ years and Nexson was the right man for the job. By far the best exterior mod that you can do for the 2011+ wrx hatchback. Have no doubt that having Your tail lights done by Nexson you will be impressed with the quality of the work. If you are scared of doing it yourself this is the man to tint your tail lights! Thanks again they are beautiful!!!!
I very much apperciate the kind words brotha!
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #36
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I will have some more pictures up this weekend. I am doing two more sets of the same deal.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:27 PM   #37
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So I got a new set of lights in today that have seen better days before they were "DIY" Owner of the lights bought the car with these on. Looks like a bad attempt at vinyl with spray paint over them. Looks like an attempt to save money. The lines are very jagged and risen above the surface like vinyl does. The finish is very dull with bumps and lumps. I am going to save these lights but the only way to is to start from scratch so I need to strip them. I have to use an eraser wheel to do this. Eraser wheels are used on decals/pinstripes/vinyls. It is a bit of a pain but saves the owner from purchasing a new set of lights.








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Old 08-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #38
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This work is top notch! You can tell you pour some heart into it. I look forward to hooking up with you in the future.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #39
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This work is top notch! You can tell you pour some heart into it. I look forward to hooking up with you in the future.
Surely apperciate it! I do try and make every job perfect. I am very picky and I like my work to reflect that.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #40
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Great write up thanks for the info I will be doing this soon.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:07 AM   #41
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Got these lights all sanded down and ready for red tint and smoke. I use 1/8 for the outer fine line masking then go over the inner area with 1/4. Then just fill the inside with tape until every edge is covered. I then slit the groove between the lens and taillight so I can cleanly peel away the masking tape when it comes to smoking and clear. I used 5-10% black base in a clear base to tint them. Cleared them and they are ready to go. I will asses any minor particles that need to be wet sanded out once they cure.



















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Old 08-24-2013, 10:58 AM   #42
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Great write up thanks for the info I will be doing this soon.
Thank you!!

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #43
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Lookin to try and do VHT on my 06 WRX.... I hate the altezza look. I'm hoping they turn out alright, a tad nervous to see the result...
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:49 PM   #44
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It doesn't stop after they are painted. Each light gets cut down with 2000 then 3000 on a soft pad. After that it is compounded and polished for a perfect finish.















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Old 08-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #45
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Good work. I ordered some online and did the outer ones fine but screwed up big time working the mid section so I just paid someone to do them for me: ( To anyone who is going to do this, don't rush it like I did and take it slow.
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #46
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Has anybody done this to the 06 wrx altezza tail light. I'm looking to do it for a cheap mod till I can order the ones I like. If so does anyone have any pictures of how it looks with the half altezza half red since the top half is already red.

I'm deciding is I should just spray it or if I should use the krylon red glass paint to have a complete red tail light and then tint but I feel like the top section would become too dark of a red...
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #47
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I went ahead and ordered to more sets of lights to knock these out.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:33 AM   #48
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just curious about this eraser wheel.. never seen that before, and i'd like to re'do my tail lights now that i've seen this haha
or maybe you could PM me your prices?
i would not need to borrow a set.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:11 AM   #49
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just curious about this eraser wheel.. never seen that before, and i'd like to re'do my tail lights now that i've seen this haha
or maybe you could PM me your prices?
i would not need to borrow a set.
I'd stay away from the eraser wheel. Ended up having to get a new set of lights for the customer which are pictured in the thread.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #50
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O M G this looks amazing. i would like to do this to mine. this is how they look now, dont worry is not paint it is cover with a static plastic for easy removal. send me quote
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