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How to smoke your own marker lights and tails... 
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Needed...

Sandpaper
Testor's transparent black model tint (available at hobby shops)
Testor's gloss enamel clear coat
Blowdryer


1. Sand the outside of the lense to be tinted until there is no gloss left. You want a dull finished surface since the testor's paint likes to run a lot.

2. Mask off any part of the light you don't want smoked

3. Start by spraying thin coats, use the blowdryer in between coats to speed up drying time. When one coat gets tacky, spray the next.

4. Keep applying coats of the transparent black until the desired result is reached.

5. Start spraying thing coats of clear, applying the next coat when the previous coat gets tacky. Again use the blowdryer to speed up drying if you are impatient like me.

6. Wetsand if you so desire. A little rubbing compound can help shine up the finish as well.

You are done..

Pic of what mine looked like on my old jetta..



Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:48 pm
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Or, if u want ur amber lights to be red, u can use Testors Candy Apple red....



Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:03 pm
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You beat me to it. I was just coming back to add that to the post...


Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:04 pm
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What kind of buzz does smoking your tailights give ?


Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:35 am
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[quote="Dubmekanik"]What kind of buzz does smoking your tailights give ?

alright, now that made me spit coke on my keyboard...

Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:54 am
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What's the ideal coarse for the sand paper?


Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:56 am
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I just used whatever I had laying around. Can't remember the grit. You can even use steel wool. All you really want to do is scuff up the finish of the stock lights enough that the spray tint will stick.


Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:16 am
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thanks for the feedback, I was gonna do it but know I have an euro rub strip on the way, can't wait.


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Did my GTI tails in all red last night. I'll post pics this weekend. 220 grit sandpaper to lightly scuff the lense, then thin coats of tint. Took me about 45 minutes start to finish.


Thu Mar 31, 2005 9:32 am
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Got the pics?


Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:36 am
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Haven't had a chance to get any pics. This weekend I'll snap some.


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um where can i get that type of spray paint?


Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:00 pm
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I know franks and mickles sells it


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Hobby stores.. walmart stocks it as well.


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sweet...by doing this you gain 20hp lol


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27.2 to be exact


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