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Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

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my rear lights have come (from ebay) and they look great! but they slighty matt black just a tad! but want can i do to give them a tad more shine! now i have some laquer would this do the job after a clean? will it block light? or will i be ok?

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Re: Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

well since laquer is clear i wouldnt see a problem.why did you buy some when its easy to do yourself?
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Well if i eva come to sell the car wanna put all normal stuff back on it also dont have the time just yet so yeah ill laquer them today at lunch ill zip home and get a coat on them ill get some pics soon ish
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wheres the link to the ones you bought?
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Re: Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

All I use on mine is normal car polish.

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Re: Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

they do look very dull
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Re: Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

yeah, they not that dark face to lights lol hmmmm polish u say, ne pics? think laquer will do the job?
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Re: Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

send them back mate, they have been done very ****

lacquer wont do **** all to them, send them back asap.

contact abarth_will on psc, his lights he sprays are excellent (look at his photos!)

or do them your self, but your probably be easier buying a ready done set.
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really? send them back?
just looking at them they r done well, does look good! wanna try gloss / laquer them to be honest! ok well what COULD i do to bring them up to standard?
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really? send them back?
just looking at them they r done well, does look good! wanna try gloss / laquer them to be honest! ok well what COULD i do to bring them up to standard?
yes, send them back, they have been done ****, i could do better and i have done better



please dont fit them! just send them back.
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Re: Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

TBH i dont think there are grounds to send them back since its obvious in the pics they have no shine.you could give them a good buff with car polish to try and get a shine as said.laquer isnt going to work to well on that i think as you wont have the depth due to the matt finish
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oh poopers!!!!! im meeting a mate after work and he gonna look them over! if i can bring them up to standard then i will keep them to be honest! gonan test them out 2night as well see if the light from the bulbs can still be seen and such and if thats ok not being funny gonna get them shining and keep them!
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Re: Rear Lights MK1 - Black - How to give them a shine?

can i ask, why did you bid? you said you want shiney ones, but you can clearly see from the ebay pic, they are the most matt your probably get!

also on the auction it looks like a mate of his, kept bidding you up, strange how when he was winning her immediatly withdrew his bid, and rebid, jsut under your highest, hmmmm...
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i settled a price with him before the auction eneded and did it that way!
ok well thanks guy for the beating down for the lights guess ill ask somewhere else for advice.

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