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Old 06-20-2007   #1
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Question Smoked taillights

Hey guys i was looking through ebay and i found this smoked taillight kit, i was wondering if any of you have bought them off of ebay and if so was it a good idea or not? lol i want to buy them but im afraid they might be crappy. heres the link
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA-CIVIC-COUPE-TAIL-LIGHT-SMOKED-KIT-01-02-03-04-05_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ38661QQihZ008QQitemZ 180131027487QQrdZ1
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nope its not esp. if u have 04-05. keep it clean and red
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Re: Smoked taillights

I have a black civic coupe, i always liked that look of smoked taillights on black cars, i do kind of like it red to but i dont know im just brain storming

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Re: Smoked taillights

i had that. it lasted like 3 days before it started to peel/bubble. spray tint like VHT night shades is the way to go from what i hear
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Re: Smoked taillights

i got the spray n blacked out my tail lights on my 05 black civic looks hot
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Re: Smoked taillights

I did and it sucked it kept bubbling along the edges. so i took them off i want to tint my tailights to but i do not want to paint them. i would say save your money for somthing else.
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Re: Smoked taillights

I knew it sounded to good lol... hey if you don't mind me asking SVTEC how much is the rate more or less for having them tinted?
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Re: Smoked taillights

i haven got them tinted yet. so i am not sure. if you get yours done let me know thanks man.
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Re: Smoked taillights

https://www.civicforums.com/forums/4...s-my-03-a.html

Here is what it looked like when i had the cheap tint.

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Re: Smoked taillights

It actually doesnt look bad in pictures but i'm sure the quality was horrible, anyways, i think im going to do it this month so ill post up a pic so you can see it, by the way is your civic still like that or have you done other mods?, my civic is just like yours but 02 and it doesnt get any stocker than mine lol and i noticed on that pic you hadnt done much yet just wanted to know what you had done.
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Check out my other link so we dont get off this subject.

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We used Night Shade to tint my lights it turned out REALLY good! When using it instead of tint you can choose how dark to go! If its not dark enough the first time then put another coat on, thats what we did!



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nope its not esp. if u have 04-05. keep it clean and red
I enjoy my blackout tails quite a bit.

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Re: Smoked taillights

I used the VHT on my truck. About 5 coats with 2 coats of clearcoat...looked bad ****. here is a pic of mine and another truck. They were the same color to start out with:
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Re: Smoked taillights

So i guess everyone pretty much had good experiences with painting them lol.... do you guys have any brands of paint specifically to use? oh and after its painted is there any way of taking it off if you get tired of it?
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So i guess everyone pretty much had good experiences with painting them lol.... do you guys have any brands of paint specifically to use? oh and after its painted is there any way of taking it off if you get tired of it?
sandpaper...best off buying new tails if you end up not liking it...or trading for someone who does...
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Re: Smoked taillights

In other words i better imagine seeing them on my car and i like it lol i hope my imagination is as good as i think it is cause in my head it looks good, i think im gonna do it, i hope i dont chicken out im kinda a comittment phobe.lol. another ? since we got this thread going, i have my stock rear lights i've always kind of liked the look of them anyways, i have an 02 civic coupe black, do you guys think i should just black out the red and leave the reverse light untouched or should i just go all black?
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Re: Smoked taillights

go all black. and if you dont like how it turns out buy some 04-05 tails.
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send me a pic of your car and ill try to find some time to do some photoshop on it...
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Re: Smoked taillights

Thanks Jutty, but i sorta kind of got a little crazy today and i.............................did it!! lol im gonna try to post up the pics in a day or two. i didnt go to dark though but i think its just right, im gonna post it up to get your opinions, thanks for all your input and by the way paint test was "GREAT SUCcESS!!" lol
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wat kind of clear coat did u guys use????? poly, acrylic, and brand if u dont mnd
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I actually didnt use any clear coat, i had forgotten to buy when i was buying the black paint and after i was done spraying them they didnt look bad with out it at all, i was really pissed when i realized i had forgotten the clear coat but honestly everyone really likes how it came out without the clear coat so now im not even sure i want to go over it with the clear coat now. But i was goin to go with some type of acrylic paint i dont really know which brand would be better though sorry. ill let u know if i do go ahead and do it this weekend.
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i feel u... but IMO i think you should put some kind of clear cause of weather so that they can last but again that my opinion
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we used an acrylic clear on my tails, dont remember the brand though.

First we cleaned the lights, then scuffed them up so the paint would stick. Then we used the Night shade transparent black paint to paint them. Applied that untill i got them as dark as i wanted. Then after it dried, we pur a few coats of clear on it. Then after he clear dried we used rubbing compound on them and waxed them. I LOVE them. Mine are kinda dark tho, harder to see the brake lights during the day but they look GREAT!!! Hopes this helps!
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Re: Smoked taillights

yea it did ummm.... mines are looking rough guess gonna trying the rubbing compound and wax to see if it works out for me.. oh on my first coat of clear gonna wait till morning to do a wet sand before i put on second coat
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U guys convinced me lol i think im going out to buy the clear coat today. thanks guys
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Clear Coat FTW.
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i have heard wet sanding before the clear coat will give it a shinier look as well...
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yea i did give it a wet sand before clear coat... but mines are not coming out so glossy... maybe after i use rubbing compound and wax them they'll come out better
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Yeah the compound and wax should get them how you want them to look!
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