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    Default Colour Coded side Indicators today

    After being given some great advice from a thread I put up on how to tint the side indicators I ended up colour coding them with black sapphire halfrauds paint.

    I painted these, then gave them the hairdryer treatment for 20 mins.

    I will flatten them tonight then gloss them tomorrow for the mirror finish I always crave.

    I pushed fitted them to see if the shades are correct. One was and one was a bit light so I layed another coat on and now it seems fine.

    This is something I have wanted to do for over a year but never really got round to it. Glad I did. Thanks to all of you who gave me some really good advice.
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    Nice one

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    nice one mate, they look good on the black car.

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    Thanks to both of you, Jlock and leemarksmith for the relative product links, your car pics and advice on how to do this. It gave me the gutts to pull my finger out and just do it

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    most usually sandpaper the writing off of it ...bit late now though lol ...but then again I redid mine when someone posted that up years ago lol .

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    most usually sandpaper the writing off of it ...bit late now though lol ...but then again I redid mine when someone posted that up years ago lol .
    Im glad you said that as when I started to paint them I thought ahhh ****** but had to carry on as I was almost done.

    May do this in the future if it gets on my nerves.

    Cheers

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    Grrrr Soulman! now look what you made me do

    Thanks for the tip

    Just have to wait a little longer now before I flatten them for glossing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    most usually sandpaper the writing off of it ...bit late now though lol ...but then again I redid mine when someone posted that up years ago lol .
    As above, sanded mine too...

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    Alright mate your pulling.some great stuff out at mo boot lights and this lol

    How are you flating them before you lacquer them may i ask

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Red View Post
    Alright mate your pulling.some great stuff out at mo boot lights and this lol

    How are you flating them before you lacquer them may i ask

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    Thanks very much mate.

    I flatten them very lightly with 2500 grit warm water (not hot) and hand soap.

    I take a very fine layer off. I also run these under the tap whilst im sanding. When the water hits the sanded areas and looks completely flat (and I get a perfect reflection) then I know job is done.

    Hope that helps

    EDIT : Dont rub too hard go very gently and watch out for the edges as the paint always seems to settle there less and is prone to being rubbed off too easily

    EDIT 2: Just to say that after sanding they will go very dull. Dont worry about that as when glossing it brings out the colour again perfectly. Better to have a dull but flat level to gloss on.
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