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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
(NOTE: This thread is my duplicate from GolfMKV.com)
The project(s) at my house went well today. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Basically, what happened was that, I wanted to tint my tails like the R32's rather than spend an extra $245 on taillights which I pretty much already have (minus the tint/shading). So this is for those of you, like me, who'd rather go this route. All I can say is, the results were sick!
First off, I would like to thank Alkindi (GTI 2.0T) for discussing and giving pointers to me for this project and making it happen.
Big-ups to Pat (b3rollind3ville) for helping me do the sick masking/spraying work. Thanks to David (absoluteczech) and Andres (Cloudlink04) for helping out on the preparations and pictures, and Greg (Conejo) for the help as well/for driving back and forth to bring a buffer that we didn't even use (sorry!). So yeah, thanks you guys for coming over to help make this happen and fun.
Good times.
Materials needed: (for 1 set of taillights)
- (1) can of tint spray w/ clear coat included
- (1) roll of masking paper (or newspaper)
- (1) 1/2" - 3/4" Painter's (blue) 3M masking tape
- (1) 1"+ Painter's (blue) 3M masking tape
- (1) X-acto knife or cardboard cutter
- rubbing alcohol
- paper towels
- good hand and eye coordination :tongue:
Pictures will be up soon, as we just finished and everyone is heading back home. I will add captions, instructions, and what not once we get the pictures up. Stay tuned. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

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Yes i decided to take the pics only and kick back w/ a beer while they do all the work

Thanks Pat for providing tint spray and doing the work, and Jackson for using your car! and extra special thanks to myself for the pictures
1. Keep psycho dog behind gate

2. Check direction on can.....umm got it?

3. Supplies: painters blue tapes, exact-o knife, rubbing alchohal, paper towels, newpaper or paper, tail light tint spray, and BALLS

4. Some warning.........¿

5. Clean tail lights, wax on! wax off

6. DONT BE THIS GUY! PAT STOP [email protected]$#$

7. Start taping, making the best possible circle

8. Fill in the circle(DUH)

9. Cover the edges and open hatch and do the same

10. Repeat, and cover reverse circle

OH shieeet that looks good

11. Cover for over spray, we went a bit over the edge, this much is not needed.

12. R32!

13. Clean one last time from finger smudges

14. Let the fun begin, start spraying! (Shake can for 2minutes before using)

15. Repeat, spray from left to right as evenly as possible

16. Check work, admire how well you did and pat yourself on the back for not F'ing up. (we only did 1 coat as we didnt want it too dark, you may apply 2nd for darker results)

17. Let dry, and remove!

Not bad for 30 bucks


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Modified by absoluteczech at 6:34 PM 3-20-2007

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Re: (ColmaFD)

Quote, originally posted by ColmaFD »
Nice write-up guys. Excellent job. I was planning on doing this, but I have a transparent black taillight lens paint by VHT. Have you heard anything about this??

Thanks http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
. VHT, I believe, runs (drips) a bit more, and I don't think it has a clear-coat mixed in it. I'd suggest you test it on a transparent piece of plastic or glass first. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
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