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Old 26th April 2010, 10:48   #226
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My friend got his tail lights smoked using sunfilm. Extra care should be taken while using sun films. Make sure that the edges are smooth without any curls. Best way of doing so is by using heat gun. End result was excellent which had a gloss effect.
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Old 26th April 2010, 14:23   #227
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I got my car's tail-lights smoked by using black spray paint from outside!

First the surface needs to be cleaned well. Then a 1:3 mixture of black paint and thinner is sprayed evenly on it. This is left to dry for a couple of hours and then a second coat is sprayed. You can control how dark the tails look by controlling the number of coats. After final drying, a clear coat is sprayed on top. This is then left to dry for 12-18 hours. The surface is then cleaned and polished.

The result is what you see below. The brightness is very mildly hindered. I initially though it would look horrible on a black car - but I was in for a surprise! I've had this for around 6 months now.
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Old 27th April 2010, 06:26   #228
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^^ What spray paint did you buy?How much did it cost?
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Old 27th April 2010, 09:18   #229
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^^ What spray paint did you buy?How much did it cost?
Went to my friendly neighborhood garage. They have a paint shop. Cost me a total of Rs.600 including everything.
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hey @the maassk, you have virtually transformed the look & appearance of the UVA buddy. Looks pretty neat.

Have you thought about smoking the headlights as well ??
Also, how is the performance post the headers and filters??
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Old 27th April 2010, 12:11   #231
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hey @the maassk, you have virtually transformed the look & appearance of the UVA buddy. Looks pretty neat.

Have you thought about smoking the headlights as well ??
Also, how is the performance post the headers and filters??
Thanks! I'm still to do a proper photo session for my ride .

About smoking the headlights - the proper way involves separating the lenses by heating and a lot of other headaches. I'm still to find a reliable guy who can help me through the process. Might do it soon. On the other hand, I've found replacement smoked headlamps for the car at a few shops in UK. I might just get them over on my next trip!

Performance post the headers and filter - rocking . I'm not running the K&N any more (yet to take off the decal from the back of the car). I'm on GC Wind with my own custom piping for cold air.
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Old 4th May 2010, 21:06   #232
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Got my light blackened out for 500 Rs.Paint not sun film.

How are headlights and taillights blackened?-p5044413.jpg

How are headlights and taillights blackened?-p5044414.jpg
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Spray can and clear coat over
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Old 5th May 2010, 19:09   #234
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I got my car's tail-lights smoked by using black spray paint from outside!
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Got my light blackened out for 500 Rs.Paint not sun film.
The two of you have made regular hatchbacks look mouth-wateringly delicious!

I'm very tempted. Only concern : The brakelights dimming substantially. Can you post some pictures taken at night with the brake lights on, and no flash?
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The two of you have made regular hatchbacks look mouth-wateringly delicious!

I'm very tempted. Only concern : The brakelights dimming substantially. Can you post some pictures taken at night with the brake lights on, and no flash?
Absolutely no problem in the morning only GTO sir,no question about night.It's pretty clear,the brake light.Only the indicators little dim.
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Got my light blackened out for 500 Rs.Paint not sun film.

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punter please get that number plate fixed properly, doesn't compliment the work done on the tail lamps.
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Old 6th May 2010, 05:49   #237
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punter please get that number plate fixed properly, doesn't compliment the work done on the tail lamps.
I didn't get you.Do you mean get it fixed at a different place or get it fixed properly only?
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I didn't get you.Do you mean get it fixed at a different place or get it fixed properly only?

I think he meant that it should be fixed at it's original place.

RJ - I hope i got you right?
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Saw GTO's pic request this morning otherwise would have taken some pics last night itself! No sweat though - will get some pics out today late evening
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I didn't get you.Do you mean get it fixed at a different place or get it fixed properly only?
I am talking of the marked locations, see the gap coz of the rubber beading. The plate looks tapered too. The angle of the pic couldn't be the culprit though.

How are headlights and taillights blackened?-getz.jpg

I would go by harish's thought considering the fact that plate doesn't sit flat on the bumper.

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I think he meant that it should be fixed at it's original place.
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