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The results of today! Might add some more clear to the tails next week
 

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Cost less than 20$ and two hours of time..

I know it is prob not legal but never had an issue here or in mi with my last three cars
 

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How does the Badge look in person? and how is the badge attached, are there any pins holding it?
 

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Since your the first plastidipping the H it would have been great if you had created a DIY so everyone else could have had the same results as you. How did you get yours done, is it possible for you to make one still (just to have an idea)?
 

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EXCELLENT, excellent, most excellent looking. LOVE the H. Looking forward to see what you bought and how to do it myself!! :D
 

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Even though illegal here I do see alot of cars in upstate NY with blacked out as well. Maybe its just rarely enforced. Probably write you if they pyl you over for something else like speedin!

Cost less than 20$ and two hours of time..

I know it is prob not legal but never had an issue here or in mi with my last three cars
 

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This was all pretty easy. The only tricky part was nite shading both tails to the same darkness all while not getting a bunch of crap on them (no paint booth for me)

One of the lights is actually slightly darker than the other (which I plan to fix) They both were great and then i realized I missed getting one area with a second coat, so I had to coat the entire thing again (making it darker than the other) you can't just touch up one spot since it wont look uniform.

Plasti-dip is the most simple coating I have ever used.

I used a couple 8.5x11 white sheets of paper to cover an area around the emblems. I cut a hole roughly the size of the emblem in one sheet and taped it to the car (with painters tape)

Then just spray a light coat and do the other emblem with a light coat. Wait 5 minutes and repeat with a medium coat. If you missed some spots, wait another 5 minutes and get another medium coat on both.

Wait about 45 minutes, remove the paper and then comes the neat part. You will obviously have overspray around the emblem and in between the letter (on the back) no worries, it will just peel away. Use a toothpick (don't scratch the paint) for hard to get areas.

Any lightly oversprayed areas are OK too. It won't peel off but will simply rub right off.

Make sure you have a CLEAN surface before you start so when you are peeling/rubbing the overspray off that you don't accidently rub dirt INTO the paint, causing a scratch..



For the nite shades, also pretty simple. I sprayed them on my balcony and didn't get much little crap on the lights (not enough to really notice)

Take them off the car.. @ 10mm/phillips bolts and then you pry them out.

Wipe them down really good with a damp microfiber towel and then a dry one to make sure they are clean and dry.

Put down a cheapo shower curtain to prevent overspray onto concrete or other things.

Shake the can for about 45 seconds. Spraying is just like any rattle can job, put down a light coat first for a good tack surface and wait about 5 minutes.

Next comes the wet coat. Spray with a nice even pattern about 8" from the light and make sure you get a WET coat. Make sure you get 100% coverage. As soon as they are sprayed, move them inside (to a bathtub and make sure any vents are closed) This will help prevent anything being blown around and sticking to the lights.

Wait about 2 hours and your finished product should look really nice. You can install them on the car now but be CAREFUL. I would personally wait 24 hours for the nite shades to cure though.


As far as buying this stuff. Go to autozone/o'reillys for the nite shades and ACE hardware or similar for the plasti-dip. If you are unsure where to find the plasti-dip just ask, they should know where it is!
 

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Did you do anything special to dip the front logo? Mine just peeled off when I did it whereas the rear logos worked fine. I'll post a pic of my red VT with blacked out logos on the hatch when I get a chance.
 

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nope, didn't do anything special except wait for it to dry before I peeled off the parts around it.. Took it to the powerwasher the next day and made sure to spray the logos AND the lights to test how they cured, still look the same today.
 

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Thanks. Perhaps it was heat related, the engine was hot when I sprayed. I did everything else the same as the other logos that worked fine. Will have to try it again when I have some time and the engine is cool
 

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did my grill H today
can get over how much meaner it makes the grill look
 
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How about a photo of your tail lights at night with lights on and then with brake lights on ? Maybe even one with car in reverse ?? I'm interested to see how they look lighted and when backing up. (I want to be able to use the back up lights) :cool2:
 
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