Tinting Foglight

OK since I’ve tinted my foglights, i would like to show you guys how its done. NO its not just spray and install. but here it is:

Short Version

Take off bumper:
(myhotxrs taking off his bumper)
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Once the bumper is off, (for 05 and up) take off the bumper kits:

there are a screws, clip locks and clips.:
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After locating the clips and stuff, pop the kit off:
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So the bumper should look like an 05 LE after the kit is off:

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Once the kits are off, locate the foglight mount. Once located, there is a screw that holds the foglight in place. Undo the screw but do not remove it completly, but as long as the foglight is removable. :

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Wet Sanding
The Foglight is off. then Grab a 600Grit Sandpaper ( make sure its a wet or dry sand paper)
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Dip it in Water, soaking the sand paper:
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Once the sand paper is really soaked and wet, sand the lens of the foglight creating grit for the paint to stick on like so:
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and it should look like this when its dry:
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Set the foglight on a suface to paint on. make sure its stable and wont move.

after the foglight is dry and clean, spray a first thin layer ( a quick controlled sweep with the paint):
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After the first later, let it settle for 5-10 seconds , then continue with the second coat:
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Once the Second coat is on, give it 2-3 seconds, then proceed with the third or final coat.

PS: when spraying, make sure the painted areas are even with coats and follow the curviture of the object during painting.

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Once the Final Coat is on, let it dry. ( depending on the weather, if its above 60 degrees, it will dry faster than cold. So leave it alone for about 1-2 hours depending on Temperature)

Drying and install

After hours of drying, before installation, use the back of your hand or finger and do a light sweep with it to identify if the object is dry. If it is dry, it should feel smooth and no sticking.

Then, install the Foglight on the bumper doing the backtracking method:
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Put back the bumper on the car
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Oh and this is what is used:
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