View Full Version : My red tails
04-03-2002, 06:35 PM
Just finished getting rid of that yellow 2 days ago, sorry for they dirty car.
04-03-2002, 06:43 PM
and my front with my eyelids again.
04-03-2002, 06:57 PM
Lookin good. Did you use the whole can on the rears??
04-03-2002, 07:02 PM
You finally posted the pics... looking good!!!*th-up*
Now all you need is the front m-technic spoiler, the ellipsoids and I can't forget, some new wheels!! Keep saving cause you need lots of $$$$!!!:(
04-03-2002, 07:16 PM
Yeah I used the WHOLE FREAKIN can.. I cant believe it.. :P
Charlie, wanna lend me a thousand bucks? hehe..
04-03-2002, 08:50 PM
how did you do that?
04-03-2002, 08:52 PM
Its a transparent paint made specially for that. I got it from Pacific Mall, but its hella expensive, $35!~!
04-03-2002, 09:05 PM
04-03-2002, 10:22 PM
i dont tihnk its illegal, as long as you dont over paint on the reverse area
gamite how long will the paint last? im gonna do the same thing to my e30
wow...that looks nice! does it light up at night enough if you used the whole can?
what is the paint called....and which shop did you get it at...
hey spurs....if its on your e30...maybe we can split the can? i mean...there is only the corner blinkers that are orange and then we can lightly go over the other 'already' red parts...just to make it match better?
just a thought to save some $$
04-04-2002, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by ROB89M3
isn't that illegal to do? also,isn't it dangerous cuz other cars don't know when you are reversing or turning etc.etc.
The paint is transparent, sorta like a thin sheet of clear red plastic, the light passes right through as if the light was made red.
I think the company was called fola tec or smething... cant remember, and I used the whole can on just my tail lights, so I doubt you'll be able to split the can for 2 sets of lights.. :mad:
04-04-2002, 10:12 AM
Gamite howlong youthink it will last?
sorry I gotta do one of these :cool: , im posting from my co-op placement lol
04-04-2002, 12:06 PM
i did that to my tail lights on my e36
i have too many bills right now to afford red/clear ones
i think having it all red looks nice too.
i might black out my orange area though later on (kinda like how mercedes does it with their tail lights)
i think that looks good too...but maybe not on my car colour
$35 is expensive for the can of spray though, i think i got mine for $25+tax which is pretty close.
It does look good though =)
04-04-2002, 01:25 PM
Definately too expensive.. But I was desparate, i couldnt find the stuff anywhere.
I have no idea how long it'll last, Randy has it on his tail lights, and its still there. I think they look better on E30's and E34's.. The white/red's look better suited on the E36's cuz you have that complication with the 'reverse' light.
04-04-2002, 01:30 PM
looks great *th-up*
04-05-2002, 10:32 PM
Looks goode Gamite !!!
I still have a can a half left, I bought 3 cans last time I was down there, sold one and I've done about 3 tails with one can, twice on my old Integra, twice on my brother's Accord, and one on my friend's Prelude.
If you're ever in Buffalo, swing by Pep Boys and grab a can of "Plasti-Kote" (comes in a 12oz spray can, comparable to the large spray paints you can get at Crappy tire), it comes in Candy Apple Red, and Avus Blue, and they were $5.99, they used to be $1.99.
Or I know a place in Missisauga (Cawthra Automotive on Cawthra/Lakeshore), they can make any colour you want for about $20 cdn w/ taxes. forgot their #, PM me for those who are interested.
04-06-2002, 01:11 AM
Oh sure rub it in! :P
04-06-2002, 06:07 PM
Gamite, you got ripped off dude!, but, it looks awsome. Thats the first 5er i've seen with red tails*th-up*
....i done mine last year and still holden up good. I bought the spray at ...cough, cough.....Micheal's craft store fer $10 and still have enough to do 3 cars more!!
too bad you didn't ask me before*drunk* check it out!
04-06-2002, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Dirtyman
Gamite, you got ripped off dude!
Yeah man, I dont deny it, but its the result that counts! :P
04-07-2002, 12:46 AM
Looks nice Gamite!
I wonder how it'd look if you paint the lower bumper and side skirts. mmmmm?
04-07-2002, 09:05 PM
Looks good Gamite!!! How does it look at night??? Are the shades of red slightly off or does it match perfect??? Either way, looks really good.*th-up*
04-08-2002, 04:20 AM
Mike, lotsa things comming within the next few months.
As for at night, it looks good n red,but if you look REALLY carefully at the edges you can see a slight orange glow.
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