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    Nightshade on mk3 fogs gone wrong......

    hey, so i decided to make my gf's mk3 fogs shaded for her. I used nightshade on them and they started to "crack" everywhere. so i thought ok im guna sand them and try again did that and its the same result. Now i've done this numerous times and it always screws up. Would anyone know what I have to do so this wont happen again and i can get these fogs tinted and done with. let me know thanks


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    You put it on too heavy. I did the same thing when I had my mk3. Literally you have to dust the lights, not spray them with the nighshades.
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    Ok guess I'll try that, it'll take a while till it gets to the correct tint I like ahah

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    oh yeah. I want to say it took 7-10 dustings when I did it.
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    ^ agreed I did 8 SUPER lite coats on mine, after you sand them you should clean them really well, I used brake clean just to remove any oil from your hands

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    kk thanks for advice guys guna do that tomorrow.

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    Just throw a couple strips of electrical tape accross
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    lmao i think i've seen enough electrical tape on mk3 golf's and mr2's ahah

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    You'll want to thoroughly clean them with dish soap and rinse them REALLY well with clean water after sanding. That combined with super light coats will help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    lmao i think i've seen enough electrical tape on mk3 golf's and mr2's ahah
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    this happened to mine when i did it way back too. go lighter coats.

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    ya it definitely worked with lighter coats. before i was doing it like i did with tails i've done in the past that were perfectly fine. unlike the fogs.

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    I had this happen too. My experience although was due to time between coats. It was goin good when I was dudting coats at 10min intervals. Then I let it get away to 20min and they cracked. Seems like the shade needs to be wet or completely dry. No inbetween.
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