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Old 12-23-10, 06:33 PM   #21
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hey just curious as to whats steps you did to paint your tails? they look really good almost oem. any more info would be great as i want to do this, thanks. WRB FTW!
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Old 12-24-10, 02:04 PM   #22
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Thanks man, appreciate the compliment.

As far as the tails, this is what I did:

- Clean and degreased the lights.
- Masked the lens with the 3M green masking tape, a lot easier to work with than the blue painters tape.
- Painted 1 light coat of Metalcast Red followed by roughly 4 medium coats with drying time in between.
- After letting sit for a day, I pulled the tape off the lens and cleared the entire lighting area. Roughly 4 coats of Duplicolor Automotive Clear.
- Let them sit for few days (should of waited a little longer) and then used my Porter Cable polisher with Meg. M105 and M205 to get rid of the orange peel as well as to give them a fairly nice gloss. Put some Poorboys wax on after as well.

So far they havent really faded much, if at all. The drivers side lamp (on fender) didnt get as red as the others and I'm going to redo it once summer comes.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-25-10, 01:23 PM   #23
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Thanks man, appreciate the compliment.

As far as the tails, this is what I did:

- Clean and degreased the lights.
- Masked the lens with the 3M green masking tape, a lot easier to work with than the blue painters tape.
- Painted 1 light coat of Metalcast Red followed by roughly 4 medium coats with drying time in between.
- After letting sit for a day, I pulled the tape off the lens and cleared the entire lighting area. Roughly 4 coats of Duplicolor Automotive Clear.
- Let them sit for few days (should of waited a little longer) and then used my Porter Cable polisher with Meg. M105 and M205 to get rid of the orange peel as well as to give them a fairly nice gloss. Put some Poorboys wax on after as well.

So far they havent really faded much, if at all. The drivers side lamp (on fender) didnt get as red as the others and I'm going to redo it once summer comes.

Hope this helps.
awesome thanks bro, will have to do this once it gets a little warmer out.
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Old 12-26-10, 12:25 PM   #24
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Absolutely, good luck.
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Haven't bought too many mods lately. Trying not to make it such a money pit all at once. Hoping to get a fuel pump, EBCS, and a tune before summer.

On the plus side I did just fully pay it off. Haven't had the car for a year yet but I really don't like car payments. Saved me an extra $2400 in interest that I don't have to pay now. I can deal with that.

The one new mod I've got since the exhaust: AEM Cold Air Intake, won't install until right before my tune.


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Car looks great.
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How do you like your Carbon tint? I'm also planning going 35, however, undecided from lumar and suntek. I saw this tint on a m3 a couple days ago and loved the way it looked. Very clean.
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My Suntek is actually starting to "flake" on my passenger side rear window where it is usually hidden by the window seal (up top). I'm probably going to get it redone at some point once I figure out a good brand to go with.
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My Suntek is actually starting to "flake" on my passenger side rear window where it is usually hidden by the window seal (up top). I'm probably going to get it redone at some point once I figure out a good brand to go with.

Yikes! So I take it your not too happy with it? How long have you had it on?
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Yeah, I was originally really happy. Looked great for 35%. It hasn't even been a year since I had it put on. I would take the car back to where I got it but I recently moved 800+ miles away which makes doing that slightly difficult.
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