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My new DIY Tails and Mesh Grill

Hey I just got done tinting my tails and putting in a mesh grill. I would like to get some opinions so let me know.






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I like the smoked tails, nice work... The grill looks good b/c it's a black vic, it wouldn't work on my ssm 04, I bet it would look even better w/ the under grill "teeth" removed on our 04/05 has anyone done this?
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those are the new led tails, nicee work still
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That's a nice grille. It looks like an RS grille without the Logo and the line in the center. Tails don't look bad either. Good work
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nice..... i think u shouldve only smoked the white part...
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That's a nice grille. It looks like an RS grille without the Logo and the line in the center. Tails don't look bad either. Good work
well it isnt an rs grill, its a home depot grill which cost me a whoppin 7 dollars

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I bet it would look even better w/ the under grill "teeth" removed on our 04/05 has anyone done this?
i thought about doin that but i didnt feel like workin on her any longer. was doin work all day and it was gettin kinda hot.
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Oh ****. I thought you were talking about the upper grille...Not the lower grille. Damn, I missed that one...Lower one looks great too!
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upper grille is stock
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Oh ****. I thought you were talking about the upper grille...Not the lower grille. Damn, I missed that one...Lower one looks great too!
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lower grill looks cleanly done, however i think you should paint it black to blend in better. the tails look hot the way you did it.
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yeah i planned on doin that but i was a little anxious to get it all done due to time. plus i wanted to see how it would turn out. wasnt sure if the mesh would bend the way i wanted it to. All of it just pops out, so would be easy to paint.
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still looks nice and bright, and i bet the tint makes it not so blinding. everytime i get behind a tl or echo or whatever other led tail i get blinded. you could prolly get one of those hyper white reverse bulb now cause the blue wont show through the film.
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not feeling the tails
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not feeling the tails
can i ask why? im just curious.

and yeah the tails were hella blinding before, not so much the leds (unless you were directly lined up with em) but the turn signals are bright as hell.
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love them both especially the 3rd pic
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looks good and unique. like gear said id paint the mesh black.
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Nice. Did you put a clear coat on the tails?
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if you break the taillights into thirds, what's up with the top two thirds having a line between them? Is that just the way the lense is or how you tinted?

What I'm saying is: Why isn't it smooth?

Nice grille btw. Gonna do it for the top one too?
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looks good, but tint your windows
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the lights have the lines in them already. i took the lights off today wet sanded em and put 3 more coats of clear and 2 coats of tint on. the 6th coat of clear is drying right now. i am going to wet sand them again tomorrow and put another final coat of clear on. they are really glossy now though. I am using Krylon triple thick crystal clear glaze. the windows should be tinted next week hopefully, thinkin 20% all the way around.

so yeah, i went to put on my tails this morning after letting them dry overnight. They are way too dark. I cant see **** through them. now i have to sand some layers off.

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