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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Adios Brick and Smoked the rear signals

A couple of weeks ago I finally got to my Brick mod. Then today I decided to smoke the rear turn signals.
I attached 3 images. 1) no brick. 2) with smoked signals. 3) with left signal on during afternoon so you can see it's bright enough.
Let me know which looks best. I used Flexidip (Should've used plastidip) 3 light coats each of black and glossier.

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I wouldn't have guessed looking at pic 2 that you'd see the signal as you do in pic 3!
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Neither did I!!! I'm sure it will be fine at night since it's fine in the day.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2018, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE: FlexiDip sucks. Already peeling and I don't know why!
Going to redo fronts and rears with plastidip. Argh

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Did you use sandpaper on the plastic before you sprayed them? A slick surface won't hold onto paint any good.
And plastidip won't be see through. Will have to be a veeeery thin coat in that case, but that again won't last you long either.

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I used this stuff. It's been on for seven months and looks like it was just done.

https://www.zoro.com/rust-oleum-lens...56/i/G3525471/

https://www.hondarebel3forum.com/for...0-post389.html
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I didn't sand it cuz I was scared to screw up the lenses which are pretty cheap if so. But I thought I'd try it first this way cause it's reversible. I may try that lens tint that was mentioned although that seems permanent.

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I didn't sand it cuz I was scared to screw up the lenses which are pretty cheap if so. But I thought I'd try it first this way cause it's reversible. I may try that lens tint that was mentioned although that seems permanent.

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It is permanent but you can always get new lens covers if you want to go back. I think a paint solvent will remove it also without damaging the plastic.
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Those lenses are cool but not practical for me. While they may be smoke when off they will also flash smoke cause the bulbs are clear. If I paint over mine like I did they are darker when off and also flash Amber when the light shines through. I'm gonna sand them, re FlexiDip cause I have it then if it peels I'll buy the replacements if I have to.

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