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I had an hour to kill, and some extra paints lying around, so i mixed up some catalyzed clear and tinted with some PPG black and sprayed through my IR detail gun. Prep work was cleaning good, wiping down with PPG DX330, scuffing 600 grit, wax and grease remover again, taped around the edges VERY carefully with 1/8" fine line tape, shoving it in the creases with a plastic bondo knife, masked all around that, wiped down with a tack rag, and sprayed 3 coats. I should have used some adhesion promoter but i'm sure it will hold fine, the important thing is to hit EVERY SQUARE MILLIMETER with sandpaper.

Result was pretty good. Only two flaws were 1 - it was only about 60 degrees out so i had to use a heat gun to cure the paint properly, well i got a little too carried away and caused cracking in a very small spot (about 2" by 1"), problem 2 - i did it outside so of course there was a small amount of dust caught in the paint, maybe next time i get the buffer out i'll hit the taillights up quickly.

And in a word, i would say a black gen 1 with blacked out taillights is "EVIL"!

 

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looks cool on all black yes, and i would like to see some other colors. most people just buy plastic covers for thier lights which i think looks nowhere near as good as painting them. With paint you could paint your lights just about any color that your car body is, i'm curious as to how a blue or green car would look with painted lights the color of the body - would a blue or green hue drastically altar the red (or yellow) taillight color?
 

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That looks great :)
...really makes me wish I had kept my black '95 in ways ;)
 

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that looks awesome ...very sinister. i had had blackouts on my 96 bird i really liked it but trooper did not and made me remove em and in the process one broke now i'm back to stock red i might get up the courage to try your method whn it warms up great job though..
 

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yes that would be funny if a cop told be to remove them... they're painted on! fortunatly for me cops in my area are somewhat leniant towards mods as long as i don't go through bad neiborhoods at 1am then they will pull you over for anything.
 

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Excellent work. That looks so... stealth.
 
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