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Old 03-27-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Vht nightshades looks great and easy

Spent probably a total of 3 hrs to do this but looks great spray tint and clear coated. Did front turns and tail lights super easy. IT is a must. Just don't hi to dark. Here's mine. The last pic is stock
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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Wow that looks great. So do your black rims! I may have to convince IJump to do this on our white JKU X. Good job!

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Wow that looks great. So do your black rims! I may have to convince IJump to do this on our white JKU X. Good job!
On white that would absolutely set it off. Ithink you should Definatly do it I bet it would look awesome. Make sure to post pics if ya do it... Only cost 20 bucks
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I did this on my black 2011 JKU front fender marker lamps and front turn signals a couple of weeks ago. You are right, quick and easy. I like your taillights, I may have to do them next.
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I did this on my black 2011 JKU front fender marker lamps and front turn signals a couple of weeks ago. You are right, quick and easy. I like your taillights, I may have to do them next.
I couldn't for the life if me get the fender markers out. I couldn't get it I gave up... Did you have to take out thy little rubber plug
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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On white that would absolutely set it off. Ithink you should Definatly do it I bet it would look awesome. Make sure to post pics if ya do it... Only cost 20 bucks
I gotta convince him to do it first. The JKU is dad's jeep, I've got the orange TJ... I think he'll do it though
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I couldn't for the life if me get the fender markers out. I couldn't get it I gave up... Did you have to take out thy little rubber plug
They are VERY difficult to get out. First you have to drill or cut out the plastic rivet closest to the light at the front of the fender. Unplug the wiring from the lamp. There are two clips built into the light assembly that clip onto the fender liner. You have to pop the light assembly off of the fender liner first. Then, you have to pry the fender and wheel well liner WAY far apart and pull the light assembly out from between the two.
It is crazy how far you can flex the fender without it breaking. However, I would do it in warm (>70 degree weather to ensure it is soft enough to do this).

Make sure that the darkening spray is very dry before you reinstall or else it may scratch. When replacing the assembly, make sure that the built in clips actually click when you put it back into position. When you are done and have reconnected everything, you can replace the plastic rivet you removed with one from Lowe's. They stock them in the automotive drawers in the nuts/bolts aisle. I don't remember the size-take the old on with you to compare. But, the packaging and label on the drawer bin actually says "Chrysler".

There is a picture of my fender lights on my write up here:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pia...jku-84491.html

You may also want to the do marker lamp/blinker mod while you have it apart. I didn't learn of this until after the fact, but will be doing it soon.
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Sorry, thought the last picture showed the fender lights-it only shows the front marker lights.
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What tires are those? Looks good!
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What tires are those? Looks good!
The tires are kumho. Road venture mt. I love them I think I might buythem again but we'll see
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Spent probably a total of 3 hrs to do this but looks great spray tint and clear coated. Did front turns and tail lights super easy. IT is a must. Just don't hi to dark. Here's mine. The last pic is stock
I did my brake lights as well , they look black when off but just bright when on.
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did you sand the lights before applying the spray?
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You get pulled over where I live and get a ticket. they are pretty anal about the tail lights. If you even crack the lens you better get red tape on it quick until you replace the lens and it better be red.
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did you sand the lights before applying the spray?
You can use 600 grit paper and soap n water as wetsand...scratch em up good so the spray sticks...I've done numerous cars..make sure u wetsand between all 2-4 coats of black. That will make them as glossy as ur body paint. Let the black dry for at least 1 hr between coats and than 12 hrs before u apply clear spray..2-3 coats of clear with wetsanding in between those and ur good to go

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