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Found the time to tint the headlights. Think I like it!
 

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Love it ! That just ties everything in, looks really aggressive. Any percentage on the tint to get an idea of which tint it is ? How is the light output affected ?
 

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It's starting to look more like something that belongs in the wild, not a bad look. I'm sure if you look around for pictures of bugs online it will look like one of them Lol.

Higher output bulbs should solve any concern about light output after the tint.
 

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It's starting to look more like something that belongs in the wild, not a bad look. I'm sure if you look around for pictures of bugs online it will look like one of them Lol.

Higher output bulbs should solve any concern about light output after the tint.
Love it ! That just ties everything in, looks really aggressive. Any percentage on the tint to get an idea of which tint it is ? How is the light output affected ?
Muddin, I actually used the VHT NiteShade product. Between wet sanding, 3 shades of VHT and some clear I came to this result. The light output is of course, a dimmer result. I am actually in the process of putting HID's on them along with a smaller light bar to make up for the lose of output.
 

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Muddin, I actually used the VHT NiteShade product. Between wet sanding, 3 shades of VHT and some clear I came to this result. The light output is of course, a dimmer result. I am actually in the process of putting HID's on them along with a smaller light bar to make up for the lose of output.
Holy moly :surprise:
I've had good results with NiteShade before but nothing that glossy and good looking. Did you wet sand the clear and then polish it ? Or wetsand the VHT and then clear over that. Or potentially flow coat the clear ?
 

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Muddin, I actually used the VHT NiteShade product. Between wet sanding, 3 shades of VHT and some clear I came to this result. The light output is of course, a dimmer result. I am actually in the process of putting HID's on them along with a smaller light bar to make up for the lose of output.
Holy moly

I've had good results with NiteShade before but nothing that glossy and good looking. Did you wet sand the clear and then polish it ? Or wetsand the VHT and then clear over that. Or potentially flow coat the clear ?
Wet sanding the original surface followed by 3 coats of VHT with 15 minutes stand time between each coat. I then wet sanded the surface and added additional VHT when it was needed. After that I clear coated the VHT with DupliColor Clear after about 2 hours of dry time. I then wet sanded it and then polished the final clear. I found it off a YouTube video online lol. ?
 

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Looks good, your time and effort paid off. I think a light bar is gonna take away from the look you have achieved.
 

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Yea.. that's a bit more work than you're regular guy that just sprays on a few coats and calls it a day. Definitely paid off though. Why did you opt for that rather than tinting it ??
 

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Anyone into neochrome tint film? I think it will look great on these Kodiaks if done right. What I would do is add neochrome film first and then a layer of tint film just to dilute the neochrome a bit

 

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I am not sure to be honest, I guess I never really looked into the tint. I saw a couple of post on YouTube using the VHT with the clear so it kind of got me on the bandwagon of wanting to pursue it! I might have to try tint in the future to see if it comes out with a better result. I would like to get the lightbar, if I could find one with a darker lens rather then clear.
 

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Anyone into neochrome tint film? I think it will look great on these Kodiaks if done right. What I would do is add neochrome film first and then a layer of tint film just to dilute the neochrome a bit

That might look nice on the right machine with the right setup behind it! I say go for it.
 

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If you can't find one, then you could take a swing at tinting it with the film ;)

If it doesn't work, you could always tint it the same way you did the headlights with the VHT instead :)
 
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