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Old 09-12-2012, 12:49 PM
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When i nightshaded mine i did 6 coats of clear and also used a buffer after i wet sanded it

heres my mightshades





here they are now painted with automotive paint and clear








heres the nightshades with red led's



the red led will produce 100% more light then the factory bulb

heres the factory bulb in same nightshade tail and thats in the dark so you be the judge







And i live in ga drive through atlanta everyday going to work its a 50 min drive bumper to bumper its been a year not one accident or even a close call to getting rear ended

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That looks really good. What made you decide to go with automotive paint/clear instead of sticking with the Nite Shades? I know photos can be deceiving but I can't really tell a difference.

I definitely see the difference with the LED bulbs. Do you remember which LEDs you used? Also, how many coats of Nite Shades was that?

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Well close up you can see the metallic flakes in the taillight and it was 3 med coats and ill look up the bulb when i get home and let you know.
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That looks really good. What made you decide to go with automotive paint/clear instead of sticking with the Nite Shades? I know photos can be deceiving but I can't really tell a difference.

I definitely see the difference with the LED bulbs. Do you remember which LEDs you used? Also, how many coats of Nite Shades was that?

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I think I can tell a difference in the top right hand corner where the lights are reflecting something other than black. Those match your truck really, really well. Thanks again for all the info and the part number. I really want the LEDs but I think I'm going to try to stick with the incandescents for a little while just because the LEDs are so dang expensive (for light bulbs).

Here is a few pics I took today just before and just after dark. They aren't the best but maybe they give some idea.

Daylight, no lights.


Daylight, tails and cargo lights:


Daylight, brakes only.


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Night time, brakes only. Sorry for the huge glare....I haven't done a lot of night time photography.
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looks great! unfortunatley mine faded back to red within 6 months
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Seriously??? That's the first I have heard or read of Nite Shades fading out. That's going to be a real pisser if it does. I like the look enough that I would probably spring for a set of smoked LED tails if that were to happen.

Did you clear over the Nite Shades?
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Wow yeah 6 months is fast. That happened to my buddy's car but it's probably been 5+ years if not longer. Mine have been done over a year I think and still look the same.

You still have good light output starquest, better than I do anyway.
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Wow, that's not as bad with the stock lights as I thought. Though I will still upgrade to LED's. Definitely get more light out put. It's probably a bigger contrast with a black truck than a lighter color anyway... Definitely on my "To Do" list...
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