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Title: Painted my taillights
Post by: commbubba19 on May 09, 2013, 10:47:52 AM
5 coats of Vht red lens paint and 2 of clear enamel.  Came out a little more texture than I wanted.  Wondering if I should wet sand.

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Title: Re: Painted my taillights
Post by: ezekiel on May 09, 2013, 01:35:14 PM
try it. you can always re-paint right.
truthfully take a step back and it's no problem.
you maybe the only person offended by it.
Title: Re: Painted my taillights
Post by: Chris C on May 09, 2013, 03:52:46 PM
Wondering if I should wet sand.

I would try it.  Might even give it some more clarity.  Or else the overlays aren't that expensive.  The ones Teknocop has look great. 
Title: Re: Painted my taillights
Post by: zombiez07 on May 09, 2013, 03:53:59 PM
i vht blacked my rears and it does give it a little texture, but still looks good.  yours do as well sir

i tried overlays and they bout gave me an anxiety attack.  even with a heat gun and incredible amounts of patience, i could not get the damn things to mold to the wrx tails. 
Title: Re: Painted my taillights
Post by: TheNewGuy_Pete on May 09, 2013, 04:56:05 PM
dont the instructions say to sand them before clear coat? thats what i always thought.. they should come out very smooth after a good sanding and clear coat.  :subaru:
Title: Re: Painted my taillights
Post by: BIG ERV on May 09, 2013, 07:46:36 PM
I always wet sanded in between clear coats then a polish will make them look great.