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Old 02-18-2013, 12:15 AM
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Who on this forum does them and a nice job?
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Do them yourself! I just did mine back in November and it was alot simpler than it looks. And they came out great. All you need is some VHT Nightshade paint, some clearcoat, and some 2000 grit wet sand paper (I think thats the grit I used). There is an awesome video on Youtube showing the process. The longest part of the process is the drying time between coats!

Ill see if I can find the video for you and Ill post it up
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Do them yourself! I just did mine back in November and it was alot simpler than it looks. And they came out great. All you need is some VHT Nightshade paint, some clearcoat, and some 2000 grit wet sand paper (I think thats the grit I used). There is an awesome video on Youtube showing the process. The longest part of the process is the drying time between coats!

Ill see if I can find the video for you and Ill post it up
Here is a pic of mine done, easily done yourself however if you do not have time most local shops can do this in about 4 hours as there is alot of drying time and right around $100-$150 to get them done. I did not have my 3rd break light done as I was not thinking about it when I had the shop doing it but it will be back in to have it done soon

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Yep, as they said you can do them yourself pretty easily and cheaply. Don't be intimidated, it's really isn't difficult at all. I used VHT Niteshades to do mine and love them. My process went something like this....

* Very light wet sand w/ 2000 grit
* Thorough dry and wipe down with rubbing alcohol
* Three light coats of Niteshades with 5 mins dry time in between
* 30 mins to an hour dry time
* 4-5 light coats clear with a heavier final coat
* Let dry at least overnight before handling
* Hand polish with Mother's Ultimate Polish and then wax with whatever you wax your truck with

The video that I went by on Youtube called for a light wet sand after they were done and dried overnight but before you polish. I tried this on two of the lights but had a very, very hard time polishing out the sand marks by hand. I would recommend that you either use a powered buffer or skip this step entirely. I skipped it entirely on my third light and it turned out just as good as the others. If you do sand after they are cleared and dry, I would use 2000 grit or even finer if you can find it, like 2500 or 3000 and sand very lightly. Just make sure you have a fairly clean, wind-free place to coat them and you really shouldn't need to sand after anyway. Also, here is a link to my thread with some pics.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=121228

If you just don't want to do them yourself you can also buy them already done from a couple of places. There are a couple of guys on Ebay selling them and you can get them from Jeremy at Retro Shop. I personally have bought headlights from Jeremy and highly recommend him.

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Ebay (one of them) http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-2012-Do...c40fd1&vxp=mtr

The Retro Shop lights and the Ebay lights are done by mixing black automotive paint with clear coat so the coating will likely be of better quality than Niteshades and last longer, however, myself and many others are satisfied with Niteshades and the cost is roughly $40 worth of materials vs. $175-200+ for the purchased lights.

**EDIT: Not sure why the forumz filters Jeremy's site but just Google "mcfails retro shop" and it's the first response.
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i did the tinting myself then had my buddy at a body shop clear them for $20....i tried the clear myself but i didnt like how it turned out so let the pro do them!!lol
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Here's a few pics of mine that I did myself too. I did do my 3rd brake light so I included a picture of that as well.







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Like everyone else said you can do them with VHT or any body shop/ tint place usually can do them. My advice if you do it yourself watch how many coats you do. I did this on my old car and I thought it wasn't that dark so I layered more and more coats. Lets just say cops hated me and after I saw it for myself it was impossible to see. But otherwise EASY job!
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Anyone know if the 3rd brake light on a 2013 is the same as previous years?

For tinting you also have the option of using precut Lamin-X. I used it on a car I used to own and it worked great.
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Like everyone else said you can do them with VHT or any body shop/ tint place usually can do them. My advice if you do it yourself watch how many coats you do. I did this on my old car and I thought it wasn't that dark so I layered more and more coats. Lets just say cops hated me and after I saw it for myself it was impossible to see. But otherwise EASY job!
Yes, for Niteshades three seems to be the optimum number of coatings. You will need at least two coats and maybe even three to get a nice, uniform look. Anything more than three will be too dark.

Also, I think I may have posted this in my original Niteshades thread but just in case....be aware that if you tint the entire light without taping off the backup lens, your backup lights will be useless. Peeps will still be able to see when they are on and know you are backing but the tint drastically cuts down on the actual light output. Thankfully there aren't many times when I find myself backing in complete darkness but when I do, I can't see anything! I personally think it looks better aesthetically this way but it's a trade-off. You have to decide which way you prefer for yourself.
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