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Old 09-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Blacking out lights on jeeps

I want to black out the blinkers and taillights and was wondering if you can still see them when they are on. Also how do I black them out and still be able to see them flash during the day.

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Old 09-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Nightshades. Prep the surface and spray a few light coats then wet sand the finished product. It should come out nice and glossy, give a smoked look but still be able to be seen day and night.

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Old 09-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #3
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I did the blinkers and they look good plus they can be seen easily
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #4
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Plastidip works too
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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VHT nightshades. find it at your local vatozone
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Plastidip works too
Light can go through plastidip? That's a new one for me.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Light can go through plastidip? That's a new one for me.
Hmm. Me too. Then again, when some dude in a Ford Fiesta slams into your rear end cuz he couldn't see your taillights, you can always just peel it off.

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I want to black out the blinkers and taillights and was wondering if you can still see them when they are on. Also how do I black them out and still be able to see them flash during the day.
Go easy on the VHT Nighshades application...lots of threads about how it can get thick really fast.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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I wouldn't recommend tail lights there already dark and when doin blinkers make.sure you sweep across lights never spray spots
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #9
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This is what mine looks like right now I originally blacked out the fronts but they were to dim. But no do not use plasti dip on lights.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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Light can go through plastidip? That's a new one for me.


Nightshades might look better but the advantage is it's a lot easier to remove if you need to or change your mind later.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #11
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All the pictures I have seen are the blinkers at night. How do the blacked out lights look during the day when they are turned on?
Pictures would help a lot!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:54 AM   #12
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Rode with some guys the weekend that had done that. Looks good but daytime driving they are a little hard to see. We followed him on the trail a while to get a visiual on them cause I had thought about doing mine. as long as you dont coat them to much you should be ok.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:56 AM   #13
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Mabey if you "smoked them over" versus black out might be better
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:25 AM   #14
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The only thing I got is to check with the highway patrol/state police make sure it is legal and what the requirments are, if it is.

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