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Old 11-14-2015, 02:43 PM
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Default Tail lights

Nothing like a nice set of tail lights on the old bird. Now the fun part begins with turning all those little squares black.
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Well I got my tail light assemblies (along with a few other pieces) back from the chrome shop here in Omaha and I am very pleased with the results. Now I just need to get the rest of the car finished! Here's a few before and after pics.
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Old 11-14-2015, 04:18 PM
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Those look great, Nyles.

I think I will be spending a few cold, snowy Nebraska nights applying stickers.
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I actually started with the stickers. The square ones were time consuming but went well. The odd sizes that had to be cut did not, so I abandoned the stickers and masked and painted. Much simpler for me. After masking, I used an adhesion promoter and then mixed up some black single stage and sprayed them. Using a rattle can does not work as the viscosity causes the paint to migrate to the corners of the squares and leave the centers unpainted. By controlling the viscosity I got excellent coverage.
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Hey Carl

How about I send my tail light waffles to you for masking, because there is no way that I can ever do a masking job like that?

I'll paint them...I'm not lazy!!!
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