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 What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???

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JRS9C1



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PostSubject: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:45 pm

Would one coat screw up headlights? Almost everything else on the car is black so I figure why the hell not. I just don't want it to affect the headlights at night a lot. Input?
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:49 pm

headlight covers..
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:38 pm

96Brougham wrote:
headlight covers..

yup!

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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:31 pm

Whats the difference though? I have basically a full can of niteshade...
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:37 pm

JRS9C1 wrote:
Whats the difference though? I have basically a full can of niteshade...
Hello! McCfly! The covers can come off for night driving, and the niteshads can't. study
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:03 pm

Even Niteshading your backup lights creates a problem when backing up, so I wouldn't recommend it for headlights...lol. I'd look into the clear aftermarket lenses with the smoked backing areas for that look.
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:49 am

if you have access to basic paint materials and a gun mix some clear coat then add in a little black mix and spray coat by coat till desired darkness that's how i tinted my tails it also just cleans em up and gives em a shine. I almost threw my tails out untill i tried this now they look brand new

nightshades garbage even if it came out looking alright with in a month it will look like every civic and integra with patchy tails
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:05 am

94classicss wrote:
if you have access to basic paint materials and a gun mix some clear coat then add in a little black mix and spray coat by coat till desired darkness that's how i tinted my tails it also just cleans em up and gives em a shine. I almost threw my tails out untill i tried this now they look brand new

nightshades garbage even if it came out looking alright with in a month it will look like every civic and integra with patchy tails
Yup.
You would be better off using Testors "Window tint" Model spray paint. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:22 am

haha im sure its been done more than once
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:24 am


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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:31 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
94classicss wrote:
if you have access to basic paint materials and a gun mix some clear coat then add in a little black mix and spray coat by coat till desired darkness that's how i tinted my tails it also just cleans em up and gives em a shine. I almost threw my tails out untill i tried this now they look brand new

nightshades garbage even if it came out looking alright with in a month it will look like every civic and integra with patchy tails
Yup.
You would be better off using Testors "Window tint" Model spray paint. Razz

Are you making fun of my model painted tails Billy? LOL

That chit was hard to find! It did work good and never faded though, however clear with the drops of black like mentioned is the best way...
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:44 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
94classicss wrote:
if you have access to basic paint materials and a gun mix some clear coat then add in a little black mix and spray coat by coat till desired darkness that's how i tinted my tails it also just cleans em up and gives em a shine. I almost threw my tails out untill i tried this now they look brand new

nightshades garbage even if it came out looking alright with in a month it will look like every civic and integra with patchy tails
Yup.
You would be better off using Testors "Window tint" Model spray paint. Razz

Are you making fun of my model painted tails Billy? LOL

That chit was hard to find! It did work good and never faded though, however clear with the drops of black like mentioned is the best way...
Quite the opposite. I have used the Testors to tint tail lamps on my Mustang, and it worked the balls.
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:58 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Matt Trakker wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
94classicss wrote:
if you have access to basic paint materials and a gun mix some clear coat then add in a little black mix and spray coat by coat till desired darkness that's how i tinted my tails it also just cleans em up and gives em a shine. I almost threw my tails out untill i tried this now they look brand new

nightshades garbage even if it came out looking alright with in a month it will look like every civic and integra with patchy tails
Yup.
You would be better off using Testors "Window tint" Model spray paint. Razz

Are you making fun of my model painted tails Billy? LOL

That chit was hard to find! It did work good and never faded though, however clear with the drops of black like mentioned is the best way...
Quite the opposite. I have used the Testors to tint tail lamps on my Mustang, and it worked the balls.

Yeah, I did it on my Blazer! It was pretty nice but I was a first timer and I overdid it. It was hard to find the paint, I checked 2 hobby shops I knew of and wound up getting it from eBay instead of wasting more gas. Haha.
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:02 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Yeah, I did it on my Blazer! It was pretty nice but I was a first timer and I overdid it. It was hard to find the paint, I checked 2 hobby shops I knew of and wound up getting it from eBay instead of wasting more gas. Haha.
I got mine at the walmart. Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:07 pm

I found out the hard way that Walmart down here no longer sells model cars or anything related to them...some other stores too like Toys R Us. I think it's some stupid ass MA state law that went into effect, I can't think of any other reason. I have seen model kits at Michaels and places like that.
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:08 pm

Same thing here now.
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:26 pm

yea theres only a few places you can still get em around here. i always end up buying a few at the swap meets
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:58 pm

head light covers are at summit for like $55 http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AVS-37217/
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:34 pm

if i was going spend money id just buy some acrylic plexi at home depot and mold it over a whole assembled headlight (marker and headlight attached to headlight frame) thats how i made the inner marker light covers on my headlights. i have a few rough ones actually from when i was making my headlights.was toying with making one piece setups but i wasnt feelin them
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:56 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
I found out the hard way that Walmart down here no longer sells model cars or anything related to them...some other stores too like Toys R Us. I think it's some stupid ass MA state law that went into effect, I can't think of any other reason. I have seen model kits at Michaels and places like that.

Thread jacking coninues...

...I just bought a '62 Impala coupe Model at the S. Attleboro Walmart 3 nights ago...jus' sayin' Very Happy

I would just go with the smoked euro setup. I run them with 6k HID's with zero problems. A definite plus over OEM lights with clean stock lenses Cool
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PostSubject: Re: What about niteshading the HEADLIGHTS???   Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:00 pm

for sure i love my euros with 8000ks a million time better than stock and i just picked up some green hids with a halogen low beam so shows and shits and giggles. they were only 15.99 shipped on ebay only have 9007s but go right in no problem
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