HOWTO: Black tint your aftermarket tail lights

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HOWTO: Black tint your aftermarket tail lights

Post by Habanero666 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:31 am

Product to use is: Tamiya model spray
Color: Smoke black

1 Remove the lights first!

2 Clean them down with an alcohol solution ( bourbon won't work ) or a dustless Terry cloth, but be thorough!

3 Place the items on a dust free table or card board sheet

4 Start with a light continuous stroke from one side across to the other over lapping each stroke as you make your way down.

5 leave to dry for atleast half an hour between coats on a cold day.


Don't go too heavy on the first coat!

Also don't go too heavy on all coats to avoid the runs :oops: and the Police!

Good luck You can get a good result with care and patience.
Tires aren't cheap!

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