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    been busy today!!!!

    well after my brows arrived this morning i felt the urge to do some work on my motor, its been pissing me coz its been totaly standard for 4 months now! so anyways i got my brows preped,primed and painted, and i allso decided today was the day to tint my rear lights. and they couldnt of come out better if i had preyed. i love them!!
    anyways heres some pics from my work let me know what u reckon to the lights!... cheers. pics aint great....

    cleaned and masked up! you can see where ive cut the tape to make sure that that all the red gos tinted,


    bothe ready to be sprayed..



    and here they are after ive finished them , was a bit of work flattening the layers, once they were ready ive given the a good few coats of clear coat. here they are all polished up!

    im over the moon with the lights and they look pukka on the car...


    and heres the finished eyebrows but its a terrible pic, will get them on the car in the morning..
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    thats me done for today, tomorrow i got some more jobs , the main 1 being my grill, got some idears ...
    hope u like ....
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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    they look good off the car but on it im not sure.. might be icture thats not doing them any good tho.

    all the same good work
    The coupe...ITS ALIVE & back from the dead....again!
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    Looking good mate. The lights look spanking, love the touch of leaving the reverse light untinted
    Gaz

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    Lights look like a very neat job

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    cheers guys, the pic on the car is shite, will give her a clean and get a decent tomorrow.
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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    rear lights look top mate! how did you do it? the spray work i mean! wouldnt mind doing mine, the tint on them looks like the irmy SXI tint mate
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    thats wat i was kinda aiming for, well just a lil darker. just took my time lots of rubbing compound ect. well chuffed with the results.
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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    does look really good mate! top jobby mate, fursure
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    Could you maybe explain a bit more how you did the rear lights, as i wouldnt mind doing my rear lights and my side repeaters.

    Looks nice mate!

    I gone completely off lexus lights for the back since i've come on this forum, not sure why, but other members seem to be keeping the standard lights.

    Whats everyone think? (Not hi-jackin, just want to get other peoples opinoins on yours and others really)
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    lexas died years ago, well if they didnt they shud of lol.
    this is wat i did,
    cleaned the lights(soap and water)
    then i used sum rubbing compounds to mark the surface just to give the tint something to hold on to really. then i masked up the bits u can see in the pics, most people havent botherd, i just wanted to be different and i like it better. then i put as much tint on as i thought needed, each to there own on this 1! u have to let the tint dry, doesnt take long b4 u take any tape off. then u need to use more rubbing compound to level off the layer difference between the tint and plastic. takes a fair bit of effort but when there blended looks pukka. i gave the whole lights a rub with the compound then polished them up b4 i decided to put the clear coat on. 4 layers of laquer let that harden . more compound to flatten to get the mirror finish we all like, then polished them up! jobs a gooden! probly took me 2 and half hour in total with waiting time.
    i hope that explains it well enuth for you mate?
    now on my 7th vaux and its a van baby!!!

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