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      12-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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I used VHT Nite shades.

I don't recommend that shit at all on a BMW. I sanded and prepped very carefully. But the first coat I freaked out. Instead of an even layer the crap was literally spitting out of the can onto the sidemarker. It made a very blotchy and "dotted" look that only became uniform at about 8 light coats.

They look great from about 4 feet away and you won't notice unless you insepcted them.. but the finished product up close looks like it doesn't belong on a BMW.

I'll try to upload some pics.

I've heard hobby store paint might work better than VHT. You could look in to that. Or a tint shop would be able to wrap them in a film of any darkness, and much more reversible than the Nite Shades.

Here's some pics

One light coat, horrendous coverage.

About 6-7 light coats, terrible look in the right angles

After some clear coats, looks much better because they're still wet (but imperfections still visible up close)



M3 Edition Grilles|Painted Reflectors|Matte Black Vinyl Window Trim|CF Performance Spoiler|35% Tint|19" Satin Black Avant Garde M359|Lux H8 V3
OEM Aero Lip|M3 Side Skirts|LCI Tails|M-tech Rear|Duke Dynamics CF Performance|Cyba 4.0 Black Chrome

Last edited by Blindside_137; 12-24-2012 at 01:00 PM.
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