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PostSubject: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 9:13 pm

Well, I had half a can left over from Kurt's lights so I got some more and decided to do the F150 lights since I was bored today.
I am pleased with the outcome. What do you think?

Here is the process I took.

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Before

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Lights removed

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Remove the bolts above and below the tailgate cable to get the lights out.

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Both lights out

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Lights ready for sanding. They have lots of scratches, so I am sanding them first.

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After wet sanding.

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First coat of nite shades VHT applied.

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Second coat of VHT applied

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VHT Dried.

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Wet Sanded VHT

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Clear coat applied

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Mounted back in truck

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Just finished buffing them out with the buffer and applying a coat of wax.

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Final Product in direct sunlight.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 9:16 pm

looks good man


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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 9:43 pm

I think you have become the local light tinting expert. Those look really nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 9:47 pm

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Thanks... here is a before and after.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 10:47 pm

yeah.. if i have any money left after vacation mine are getting done. how much is this going to cost me Scott?
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 11:33 pm

looks good but your not suppose to use wax on clear coat for the first 90 days polish only
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeTue Jul 05, 2011 11:34 pm

xxchevroletxx wrote:
looks good but your not suppose to use wax on clear coat for the first 90 days polish only

Haven't had a problem yet, 4 Vehicles and counting. Some have been done more than 6 months and no problems. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Guess I am doing something right, or I am just lucky. Why you not supposed to use wax?

Duplicolor site says:

- You can use any lacquer aerosol over or under Duplicolor Clear Coat. Just don't mix enamels and lacquers.

- After your finished with all of your color coats make sure you lay down a good couple of coats of clear and let everything dry for 36 hours

- Wet sand out the orange peel with 2000 grit paper until the surface is dull and smooth. With small parts like your working with 1500 will be too aggressive.

- After wet sanding use a buffing compound. A polishing or rubbing compound might be too aggressive. Look for one that can be used with a buffing wheel.

- Wax with any quality wax. No reason for a Carnuba.

Wet sanding isn't what creates the shine. Wet sanding smooths out any imperfections and the compound is what removes the light scratches from wet sanding.



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yeah.. if i have any money left after vacation mine are getting done. how much is this going to cost me Scott?

probably around 30.00 for materials and bring some beer with you. Plan on spending about 4-6 hours with me too.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 5:08 am

is the beer so we can get along for 4-6 hours? regardless i'm in... i get back from vacation on the 16th i think... don't go back to work until the 21st.. let me know when is good.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 7:31 am

Take the patriot on vacation, bring me your lights. They will be done when you get back.
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 7:52 am

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Take the patriot on vacation, bring me your lights. They will be done when you get back.
Yeah right. Non-turbo 4cylinder with no cruise control or power anything. It can wait til I'm back.
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wvtrap wrote:
ScottHofferPhotography wrote:
Take the patriot on vacation, bring me your lights. They will be done when you get back.
Yeah right. Non-turbo 4cylinder with no cruise control or power anything. It can wait til I'm back.

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I knew u would understand lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 06, 2011 8:47 am

looks good! I was thinking about buying stock in this product since everyone is tinting their tails now...


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PostSubject: Re: Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights   Tinting 2005 Ford F150 TailLights I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 11, 2011 12:21 pm

Wow if I were closer, I'd take you up on that tail light tinting. I'm looking at a shade lighter, like a smoke tint. Tint shops around my way are $80 cheapest.
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Yeah, I am kinda far away.
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