In this short video we’ll show you how easy it really is… How to smoke tail lights yourself.
Basically, all you have to do is sand your plastic lenses with 1500-2000 grit sand paper. Preferably wet sand. You’d just get a better cut with wet sanding. Now, some say you need a adhesive promoter… I think it’s a bunch of crap. As long as you sand your lens, you wont need it.
Mix your automotive clear coat like you would use it to spray your car. All you do is add 5-10% of unreduced black base coat into it and mix it up. Pretty simple right? Then lay 2-3 coats or more until your desired smokiness shows on your lens. In this example I purposely didn’t go that dark because the cops around here are a pain in the A$$. The finished look came out nice.
There are a few benefits to you when doing this.
1. You’re keeping your OEM lights and will have a good fit.
2. If you’re a DIY guy, you’ll get the satisfaction of doing it yourself!
3. You can save some cash if you’re into this stuff and already have spray guns etc…
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