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So on my new truck (05 chevy silverado) i dont like any of the aftermarket options for the turn signals the ones on it are a clear lenses with the chrome reflective stuff for the lights to shine off of i was wondering do u guys think if i took vht smoke spray and sprayed the inner chrome would the reflectiveness still be there with just a black/smoked look or do u think i would lose it?

 

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Not sure what state you are in. You run the risk of getting pulled over. Something to consider.

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Well on my gmc i had befor this i had aftermarket lenses with the blacked out chrome (made like that) they still reflected my turn signals and didnt have any issues i would just order aftermarket ones but they all have funky stuff inside the housings

 

 

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I would highly doubt that the reflective property would be fully retained if you sprayed em with that. But it is essentially clear mixed with some black at a huge ratio to the clear...

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VHT is not the way to go for a clean look, get some tinting, makes it look more even. Just be sure to leave the reverse lights white. Usually that's what it requires to keep it legal, but check your laws.

 

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I have seen some tinted lights, they look good...but the question I would ask is how long the tint would last...

 

I have also seen quite a few REALLY sharp rides with "properly" done. Meaning clear and some black mixed...kind of wgat VHT had tied to put in a spray can...only the right way.

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I've used VHT successfully, the trick is light coats and a real clearcoat when the desired tint is achieved

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I used the VHT on the headlights and tail lights of my older ride (Isuzu) and it turned out very nice. 3 very light layers (maybe 4) and some clear to buff. It did wear off the headlights nearly completely - but I believe it is because they were glass. The plastic lenses (oval indicators, front and side markers, and tail lights) have all kept their coating over the last 4 years. I did a quick spray and clear job - didn't even sand it at the time and it has weathered well. Doing it right would make it even better!

If I do any tinting on the Pathfinder, it will be the film style. Seems more consistent than me painting and smoother - especially if heat shrunk properly.

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