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      12-28-2016, 12:57 PM   #67
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there are multiple VHT reds. which one is the best match?

This one right?
https://www.amazon.com/VHT-SP888-Red...red+nite+shade
In my opinion, forget the paint. After two times, once including many coats of UV protectant clear, the red fades to like pinkish after a month or two. This was with the Krylon paint and in Florida though.
Ended up getting some cheap red vinyl tint off eBay and it looks pretty good.
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For this DIY im gonna go a little lazy on the masking.

I think im gonna just tape off the top contour line of the white area and then paint.
in other words, i want to leave the left and right edges white as well, it will be a solid line of clear rather than having red surround it.

Ill post pics after i get around to doing it lol
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      03-03-2017, 08:00 PM   #69
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A few tips from someone who just tried this and made some easily avoidable mistakes:

- If possible, remove tails from the body before painting. if not possible, or you're just too lazy like i am, COVER THE AREA around your tails well. By this i mean at least 1-2 feet in each direction of where you're painting. I just spent the last 30 min removing spots and splatter off of my rear bumper....
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      06-10-2017, 04:33 PM   #70
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I'm incredibly happy with how these turned out!

3+ coats of VHT Nightshades.

Still drying, needs some wet sanding and maybe a clear coat afterwards.

My favourite mod, from all of the cars that I've owned. Simply due to cost. Can't beat $19 CAD at Canadian Tire.
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Hey guys sorry to gravedig an old thread but I've ran into a problem.

I can't find anywhere to buy VHT Niteshades in the UK. It also seems like nowhere will post to the UK unless I pay $80+. Could somebody help me out?

I've found this on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Colormaster...70_&dpSrc=srch would it be the correct colour?
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Hey guys sorry to gravedig an old thread but I've ran into a problem.

I can't find anywhere to buy VHT Niteshades in the UK. It also seems like nowhere will post to the UK unless I pay $80+. Could somebody help me out?

I've found this on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Colormaster...#38;dpSrc=srch would it be the correct colour?
I'm not sure but my application is starting to fade a bit so I will need to protect it from UV. If you can find red tint vinyl from a local shop it will be easier to work with and remove/reapply later on.
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