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    Guys im thinking of doing it like Morgasm did.. What do you all think? should I go with clearcoat on them or not? and how many layers do you think I should do?

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    Illegal, VERY illegal

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilanpro
    Illegal, VERY illegal
    I kinda figured that, I have nightshade on my taillights and I have never gotten pulled over for that, but I guess putting it on your headlights is a different story.

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    i have my tail lights smoked and ive never been pulled over either. I am gonna put a blue coat on my headlights soon.

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    I'd get a spare pair of lights if you do this.

    Or, you could get the headlight protector things that they sell and paint those. That way you can remove them if a cop tries to bust you and say sorry, ha. I think Scrooge or another Aussie member has done that.
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    Ok well I did it!! and it looks great!! I'll post pictures when I have some free time.

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    I think im gonna do the fog lights also, what do you guys think?




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    definately need clearcoat...

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by soullesselantra
    definately need clearcoat...
    I like the flat black look, my molding is flat black and so are my taillights.

    I may not keep it like this for long. It comes off real easy with this orange paint remover stuff and it doesnt harm the plastic. I also may get the KDM fogs or the KDS chrome headlights.

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    Hmm. I'm not sure I like it.

    But, if you are liking it, then that's what matters. I switched back to my stock tails after having the tinted ones and I'm liking the stock again, so I don't know.
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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    I relized after looking at the pictures that it would look better if I tinted the fog lights also, so I think im going to do that tommorow.

    Also believe it or not the light output is not affected very much but you can notice it.

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    Looks good silver, I may have to do that too.
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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    i suggest leaving your fogs NOT tinted since those will prolly save you at night... and make your tinted headlights less illegal...

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by rckozma
    Looks good silver, I may have to do that too.
    Thanks man.. It deff goes well with the tinted taillights.

    Quote Originally Posted by CTele02
    i suggest leaving your fogs NOT tinted since those will prolly save you at night... and make your tinted headlights less illegal...
    I know.. I decided im not gonna tint them, instead im going to get the KDM projection fog lights.

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    The headlights just look fogged up, lol.

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by KeWLKaT
    The headlights just look fogged up, lol.
    No not really.
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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    YOU HAVE TO CLEARCOAT AND WETSAND...AND WETSAND...AND WETSAND...i probably put 7 coats of clear on and then spent a total of 2-3 hours wetsanding, if you get black on the sandpaper, then you went too deep, so stop and put more clear on...they will look better than the paint if you do them right, if you dont take the time to do them right, they look foggy and half-assed...and put more nightshade on the passenger side!!! (lol anyone seen the SNL skit "More Cowbell"? i just reminded myself of that, "I got a fever and the only cure is more NIGHTSHADE!" dont mind me...)
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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by Morgasm69you
    YOU HAVE TO CLEARCOAT AND WETSAND...AND WETSAND...AND WETSAND...i probably put 7 coats of clear on and then spent a total of 2-3 hours wetsanding, if you get black on the sandpaper, then you went too deep, so stop and put more clear on...they will look better than the paint if you do them right, if you dont take the time to do them right, they look foggy and half-assed...and put more nightshade on the passenger side!!! (lol anyone seen the SNL skit "More Cowbell"? i just reminded myself of that, "I got a fever and the only cure is more NIGHTSHADE!" dont mind me...)
    The passenger side doesnt need anymore nightshade.. It looks like it does because the sun is hitting it. As for clear coat.. I may put it on and I may not, I like the flat black look but thanks for the advice Morgasm.. If I decide to clearcoat it I will post more pictures.

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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    I'm on the fence... I like the smoked headlight look (a la last-gen Impala), but by those pictures the finish kinda reminds me of spray-paint overspray. If you don't clearcoat, maybe you could wetsand (or claybar) the light smooth, so it still looks tinted, but doesn't look quite so blurry?


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    Default Re: Nightshade on headlights

    Quote Originally Posted by hyunelan2
    I'm on the fence... I like the smoked headlight look (a la last-gen Impala), but by those pictures the finish kinda reminds me of spray-paint overspray. If you don't clearcoat, maybe you could wetsand (or claybar) the light smooth, so it still looks tinted, but doesn't look quite so blurry?
    Im gonna clearcoat them today (if I have free time) After that i'll decide if I wanna wetsand them.

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