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    Quote Originally Posted by adam.wilkinson View Post
    You won't need to sand the lights mate. The spray is like a plastic layer and will stick fine. I have tinted my OEM lights red and I used thinners to get the tint spray off because I did it too thick... Didn't damage the plastic!

    If you ever need to remove the tint, don't use nail pollish remove as some people suggest as it will crack the plastic.

    Hope that helps...
    I used nail polish remover on my rear lights. Got them for £20 out scrap yard and took tint off and there they were..M3 rears lol

    Came up perfect. Tesco own brand nail polish remover, has loads of alcoline or whatever it is
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Im looking at doing my fog lights and indicators and trying to decide between e-tech and lamin-x. How was it with e-tech? Is it easy enough to get a decent finish with 1 coat as I dont want mine too dark, but dont want them looking patchy and uneven either.
    If you look at my avatar thats laminex on my indicators, havent done fogs yet
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Im looking at doing my fog lights and indicators and trying to decide between e-tech and lamin-x. How was it with e-tech? Is it easy enough to get a decent finish with 1 coat as I dont want mine too dark, but dont want them looking patchy and uneven either.
    The E-tech was honestly so easy to do. As long as you know the basics about spraying then it is really easy. You just need to make sure uv got some alcohol wipes, give the lenses a good clean and make sure the alcohol has evaporated before your start. I managed to get both lights with a nice even coverage and to put both side by side they are exactly the same tint. It was that easy iv actually offered to do my mates for him today Im going to put a tint on my head lights and fog lights too lol

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    Yea Im alright with spray painting (done a few BMX frames and my BMW's roof) so I hope it should be alright. Ive just ordered some anyway so I'll give it a go next weekend, fingers crossed it goes ok! Cheers
     
     

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    Here's my rears done with e-tech..





    Works well but may need redoing anually on headlights down to stone chips etc.
     
     

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