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    Lacquering tinted rear lights - help!

    I've Savage tinted my rear lights

    Now I need to lacquer them up; but I have never used lacquer before so I'm looking for some advice.

    Which easy-to-apply product?
    What technique?


    Many thanks.

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    u can buy lacquer from halfords in spray can then apprently u just keep a even spray

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    Light dustings, maybe 2-3 dust coats, leave to dry see if its smooth, if it is leave it, if it feels rough finish with one even coat. Lacquers akward to use and most people have different methods.

    Personally i hate Halfords laquer as the pressure is a little strong coming out of the tins. I use Hycote.
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    Would the Hycote product be this one:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hycote-Clear-L...238e63fed3781c


    Also what is a “light dusting” coat?
    Is it a quick once-over coat with the can about 10cms away from the lenses?

    And what’s an “even coat”?

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    bump! i could do with this info as was gonna savage tint my lights this weekend, but a lot of threads people have made state that you dont really need to do it :S


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    i recently laquered my standard lights, look brand new again! a good tip : dont do it when it windy!! do it in a garage or shed, and dont get too close, just go over it once and let it dry before adding more, that way you wont over do it and get drip marks down it

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    Thats the exact tin yes. A dust coat is a very light coat to build up the layers untill youhave an even coverage, sometimes you can get away with a few dust coats leaving the paint smooth but other times you'll have to finish on a thicker coat just to get a glass likefinish.
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    Ohh and id always lacquer lights after tinting, gives them that professional tinted look, not the shed and cans from halfords finish.
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    Thanks fred!



    Lukeyboi - I have noticed that if you don't lacquer the lights it's not such a big deal in the shade. But when the sun shines on the lenses the coarse spray 'texture' shows up and they look a bit cheap. Lacquer would cover you in all weather conditions for the best look

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    ok nice one,

    one more thing, people mention sanding them with 1200 wet and dry.. is this necessary? if so what stages should i do it?


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