Need help with VHT Nightshades...

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Need help with VHT Nightshades...

Postby 2SSick » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:15 pm

OK... i just painted my tails with VHT Night shades and everything was going smoothly until i put on my 3rd coat. the first 2 coats came out awesome but the 3rd one went all cloudy/hazy on me. i think it was the humidity but i dont understand why the first 2 went so well... i waited a good amount of time between coats so the first 2 had plenty of time to haze up if they were gonna. Does any1 have an idea of what could have went wrong? Did i put the 3rd coat on too thick? Did i not shake the can enough?

I already stripped the VHT with gasoline and i'm about to start over but i dont want to make the same mistake again!

Here are some pics...

This is me wet sanding down the lights with 2000grit
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Me taping off the side plastic and my reverse lights
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First coat
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Second coat
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Third coat
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Then about 15-20 mins after the third coat they began to dry all cloudy/hazy and this was my end result
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I peeled the tape of the reverse lights for the final coat so they could get 1 coat of tint but still be bright when in reverse so i could see behind me


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Re: Need help with VHT Nightshades...

Postby 2SSick » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:17 pm

i should have just stopped at the second coat and left my reverse lights white! =(

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Re: Need help with VHT Nightshades...

Postby lukeharper » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:23 pm

I spray-painted my headlights to smoke color before and got the same problem after 2 coats. I think they all turn hazed after a few months if you paint them. I just bought the aftermarket smoke headlights at Xtralights online and they look awesome for over 2 years now. You may want to check their website out.


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