View Full Version : Tinting Tails


SSweetheart
10-27-2009, 09:40 AM
Is there anybody in Jax that tints tails and does a good job?

GRN ENVY
10-27-2009, 09:43 AM
Don't know anyone in jax but I have done a few in orlando. I do go up to jax every few weeks or so. Might be able to meet up with you.

SSweetheart
10-27-2009, 09:48 AM
Thanks, any pics of your work? I have a guy that goes a good job but he is in IL and well Id rather not ship my tails if I dont have to....

Vulcan2422
10-27-2009, 10:07 AM
Why not do it your self? Save some cash and I believe VHT is only 12 bucks a can now at Advance Auto Parts


http://ls1tech.com/forums/paint-body-work/877823-how-nightshade-blackout-taillights.html

cookba
10-27-2009, 10:09 AM
i did mine with VHT and they turned out good. allot of auto body shops can do it better for $50 or so.

00 SiLvEr SS
10-27-2009, 11:20 AM
i live by marcus and do em ive done a few fbody cars including mine ill send you some pics as soon as i get em and neone that has seen how my lights look can vouge for me.

and in my personal oppinion no offense everyone but that vht sucks lol.

GRN ENVY
10-27-2009, 12:42 PM
Thanks, any pics of your work? I have a guy that goes a good job but he is in IL and well Id rather not ship my tails if I dont have to....

I will see if I can find some. I usually use VHT and if you want a good look its all in the prep work, I think thats alot of people problem when they use VHT. I can send you the process or next time I am in Jax I can meet up with you and help you do it. Its not hard and if you have patients then you will have great looking taillights.

00 SiLvEr SS
10-27-2009, 01:47 PM
teh way i do mine is sand ure tails down w 1000 grit clean it w laquer thinner then spray it w a mixyure of gm gloss black basecoat clear and hardner and they come out hela glossy

SSweetheart
10-27-2009, 02:29 PM
i live by marcus and do em ive done a few fbody cars including mine ill send you some pics as soon as i get em and neone that has seen how my lights look can vouge for me.

and in my personal oppinion no offense everyone but that vht sucks lol.

Ok good to know, I just dont want to do them and totally fuck them up.


I will see if I can find some. I usually use VHT and if you want a good look its all in the prep work, I think thats alot of people problem when they use VHT. I can send you the process or next time I am in Jax I can meet up with you and help you do it. Its not hard and if you have patients then you will have great looking taillights.

May have to look into it. Can it be done in one day? I wouldn't be the one doing it and not sure if hubby wants to even deal with doing it himself, then again it may be interesting to learn. He asked what I wanted for christmas and I said tinted tails. The SS is my dd so it would just be a pia if I had to send them out. Let me know how much you charge and I will talk to my husband this week and see what he has to say. Please dont be offended if I dont take you up on the offer, yeah it may be a cheap mod doing it myself but sometimes $ has priority over other things. Thanks for all the help!

GRN ENVY
10-27-2009, 03:15 PM
May have to look into it. Can it be done in one day? I wouldn't be the one doing it and not sure if hubby wants to even deal with doing it himself, then again it may be interesting to learn. He asked what I wanted for christmas and I said tinted tails. The SS is my dd so it would just be a pia if I had to send them out. Let me know how much you charge and I will talk to my husband this week and see what he has to say. Please dont be offended if I dont take you up on the offer, yeah it may be a cheap mod doing it myself but sometimes $ has priority over other things. Thanks for all the help!



Yeah I could do both tail lights in a day. Really depends how dark you want to go. If you want smoked or completly blacked out will depend how long it will be. I could do both tail lights for $30 if you provided the VHT. I have everything else.

SSweetheart
10-27-2009, 03:26 PM
Yeah I could do both tail lights in a day. Really depends how dark you want to go. If you want smoked or completly blacked out will depend how long it will be. I could do both tail lights for $30 if you provided the VHT. I have everything else.

Okay well there are more parts to tint then just the tails, sorry I forgot to mention that (but they are small parts, see the pic)...but as I said I will roll this idea around with hubby and see what he says and if you do find pics of what you have done that would be great!

GRN ENVY
10-27-2009, 03:51 PM
PM me your email.

SheffyZ28
10-27-2009, 07:56 PM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/Sh3ff13ld/IMG_1660.jpg
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj68/Sh3ff13ld/IMG_1719.jpg

grn envy and i did mine, this is how they turned out if your curious

SSweetheart
10-27-2009, 07:59 PM
Thanks for posting pics!

SheffyZ28
10-27-2009, 08:07 PM
no problem, a little plastic polish helps put a real nice shine on them, along with the clear coat