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After 2 years of debating, I finally smoked my CTS over the week-end...I also changed my exhaust tips -- again. Anyway, here is one before and a few after pics...
 
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couple comments...

1. did you buy a whole new bumper to re-cut the holes?

2. so, how did you smoke the tailights? i want to do it.

looks great though, very clean...
 

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TripleOught said:
couple comments...

1. did you buy a whole new bumper to re-cut the holes?

2. so, how did you smoke the tailights? i want to do it.

looks great though, very clean...
Thanks,....All the work was done by the guys that initially did my V-exhaust...they do exhaust work for local Cadi, Mercedes, and Bentley dealers....They cut the holes themsleves - so no new bumper... as far as the tail lights, it is a paint - not a tint or spray mist...and it is permanent.
 

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Thanks,....All the work was done by the guys that initially did my V-exhaust...they do exhaust work for local Cadi, Mercedes, and Bentley dealers....They cut the holes themsleves - so no new bumper... as far as the tail lights, it is a paint - not a tint or spray mist...and it is permanent.
The NiteShade is a transparent PAINT. Is that what they used or a similar product?
 

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yeah i'd like to know that...

product numbers, ordering information...procedure...anything anybody has would be great...
 

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TripleOught said:
yeah i'd like to know that...

product numbers, ordering information...procedure...anything anybody has would be great...
3x0,
Liked to help but you didn't quote and I'm not sure what you're lookin' for.:hmm:
 

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wanted more information about the paint that you can use...or film...or whatever. i have no idea how they tint the brake lights so i was lookin for some direction...
 

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The NiteShade is a transparent PAINT. Is that what they used or a similar product?
It wasn't night shade. The guy that did it said it was some kind of paint...they had my car from 9 a.m. and weren't finished until 3:00p.m...I will check with them for product name etc.
 

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TripleOught said:
wanted more information about the paint that you can use...or film...or whatever. i have no idea how they tint the brake lights so i was lookin for some direction...
I forgot to ask PJ if the transparent paint was on the outside or inside the lens. Like I said NiteShades is a transparent paint. It's VERY thin and will run easily if not applied in thin coat. You can't rush is. Mine has been on for over a year with no signs of wear. I was going to do my amber and fogs when they were out for the V bumper but I could never get a nice looking transition for both and gave up. A bit of paint thinner on a rag before it sets up quickly removes the paint.

VHT Nite-Shades Paint

VHT Nite-Shades is a transparent black tail light lens coating for creating a custom European styling. When applied to tail lights, fog lights or turn indicators, VHT Nite-Shades appears black until they are lit, then the natural red color appears. Recommended for OFF Road Use.

Note: If you order more than 1 can, your shipping charges will be combined manually after we receive your order. 1-2 cans is $7.00 shipping, 3-6 cans is $9.00 shipping.

** Cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii or outside of the continental U.S.**


VHT-SP-999
$12.95

 

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RobertCTS said:
I forgot to ask PJ if the transparent paint was on the outside or inside the lens.
Outside...I think I may give the night shades a go for my amber side marker lights...and maybe all 3 of my CTS side scripts
 

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pjohnesq said:
After 2 years of debating, I finally smoked my CTS over the week-end...I also changed my exhaust tips -- again. Anyway, here is one before and a few after pics...
Yeah... it does look nice. :thumbsup:
 

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i might have to give that stuff a go...i like painting things and i think it will look pretty good with tinted windows...
Never try to do your windows with this and please remember very thin coats. Give it a couple minutes to set for the next coat.
 

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is it street legal in all states ?
and you paint the outside correct ?
I'm hoping it is in Cali...lol..and yes it is painted on the outside
 

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Looks great!!! It's legal here as long as the light is still bright at night. It's the tail light covers that are illegal.
 

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onephatguy said:
:cool2: Looks great! Now, the only thing left is to come up to Nor Cal and hook mine up for me!:cool:
If I ever drive up your way, for $150 you can switch 'em out and they are yours. When I come back to LA, I just have them do it again...Wassup with your page on cardomain anyway...whe are you gonna create your page.
 
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