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Yea that's another nice factor of them. A fun family sedan that gets the kids to practice in half the time! And you get to have fun while getting them there

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Today me and my car got annihilated by some douche in a Cherokee SRT8. He then proceeded to laugh at me when I pulled up to him at the next light.
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Today me and my car got annihilated by some douche in a Cherokee SRT8. He then proceeded to laugh at me when I pulled up to him at the next light.
What a jerk off. He didn't have to laugh and be disrespectful like that. Those jeep srt8's are no joke though!

Today I took out all my lights in preparation to black them out. Try doing that while watching a two year old at the same time lol. Then i went and bought all my supplies needed to do that and change the oil in the ol truck. Of course ill be doing all this on the clock Saturday night at work. Any tips on painting these lights will be greatly appreciated. I think I've got a good idea by researching on the inerwebz.
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Today me and my car got annihilated by some douche in a Cherokee SRT8. He then proceeded to laugh at me when I pulled up to him at the next light.
Yea he should win he spent double what you spent, there for there was no reason for mockery.
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What a jerk off. He didn't have to laugh and be disrespectful like that. Those jeep srt8's are no joke though!

Today I took out all my lights in preparation to black them out. Try doing that while watching a two year old at the same time lol. Then i went and bought all my supplies needed to do that and change the oil in the ol truck. Of course ill be doing all this on the clock Saturday night at work. Any tips on painting these lights will be greatly appreciated. I think I've got a good idea by researching on the inerwebz.
Very nice! Good luck, and make sure you post pictures of the final product!
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Very nice! Good luck, and make sure you post pictures of the final product!
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Today me and my car got annihilated by some douche in a Cherokee SRT8. He then proceeded to laugh at me when I pulled up to him at the next light.
You should have offered to take him around some turns
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I did mine on the Z with Nightshades. The #1 thing I recommend is VERY light mist coats. That stuff comes out like water!

Steps I did:
Prep sanded with 800g.
Applied 5 "mist" coats.
*this covered the whole light by 5 coats and you could still see through them afterwards. Just do more coats if you want them "blacked out"
Applied 3 coats of clear.
Wetsanded with 2000g.
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I did mine on the Z with Nightshades. The #1 thing I recommend is VERY light mist coats. That stuff comes out like water!

Steps I did:
Prep sanded with 800g.
Applied 5 "mist" coats.
*this covered the whole light by 5 coats and you could still see through them afterwards. Just do more coats if you want them "blacked out"
Applied 3 coats of clear.
Wetsanded with 2000g.
Buffed with orbital polisher/rubbing compound.


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How long between the final coats and wetsanding/ buffing ?

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Clearcoat has to be applied immediately (which I did) or after full cure which is about 48hrs. I HIGHLY recommend applying immediately as if one little spot isn't fully cured its going to crackle out.

And then I waited about 48hrs for the clearcoat to cure before wetsanding/buffing. You may be able to do it sooner, I just wanted to wait for full cure so I didn't burn the clearcoat.


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Today me and my car got annihilated by some douche in a Cherokee SRT8. He then proceeded to laugh at me when I pulled up to him at the next light.
Meh, it's straight line. Can't match it stock for stock. Good thing I'm not stock.


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What a jerk off. He didn't have to laugh and be disrespectful like that. Those jeep srt8's are no joke though!

Today I took out all my lights in preparation to black them out. Try doing that while watching a two year old at the same time lol. Then i went and bought all my supplies needed to do that and change the oil in the ol truck. Of course ill be doing all this on the clock Saturday night at work. Any tips on painting these lights will be greatly appreciated. I think I've got a good idea by researching on the inerwebz.
The hell you pointing at?

j/k (I really did scroll over to see b4 realizing you were blocking your plate)

I've been wanting an 07-08 SRT8 Jeep for a long time... they can keep the 6-8mpgs in the city though, along with the 12-16 hwy

But I'd watch the bench racing on the forum... no one takes to it well. @anoo105

On a side note, anybody see the 3m "clear bra" spray on shtuff?

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^ just gonna touch on the racing as well.
I don't wanna see this thread get locked out.

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The hell you pointing at?

j/k (I really did scroll over to see b4 realizing you were blocking your plate)

On a side note, anybody see the 3m "clear bra" spray on shtuff?
I saw it while shopping at vato zone today. I wonder how well it really works? 3m usually makes pretty good products.

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I did mine on the Z with Nightshades. The #1 thing I recommend is VERY light mist coats. That stuff comes out like water!

Steps I did:
Prep sanded with 800g.
Applied 5 "mist" coats.
*this covered the whole light by 5 coats and you could still see through them afterwards. Just do more coats if you want them "blacked out"
Applied 3 coats of clear.
Wetsanded with 2000g.
Buffed with orbital polisher/rubbing compound.


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I decided to try the brake light in my spoiler before I went big. Heres the steps I took.

Washed it with dawn
Wetsanded it with 2000 grit
Dried
Cleaned with alcohol and dried
Applied 4 "mist" coats about 5 min apart or until the last one was tacky.
Applied 4 coats of clear immediately after using the same method.

It looked great when i left it to dry lastnight but looked like this when I checked it this morning. It looks kinda like its cracking . I haven't wet sanded and buffed yet because im waiting on full cure. Will it sand/buff out? Any idea where I went wrong? I want to get my technique down before I go big.
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