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Well, as some of you may know, i decided to candy my tails...the whole thing...lol...so now i have no clear reverse lense or anything. I know a couple people showed interest in how it was done so i guess ill explain after i show a few pics.

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thats all the pics i really have right now, but it should give u an idea on what the look like. What i did was buy 2 cans of the 3 oz. testors candy apple red spray paint, some clear coat, and made sure i had plenty of gritty sand paper and some smoother stuff. Started off by sanding off all the letters (LH, RH, DOT approved bs) and then theres a lil line on the reflector on the side that i smoothed down...then came the fun part. Stock 73-87 tails have some nice sized ridges on the reverse lense...it took me over an hr per lense, using 100 grit, to get these bitches smooth. i had a friend help me out one night for a lil bit, and it really sucked...lol...but it takes a total of about 3 hrs of sanding to get the lights totally smooth. I then just sprayed about 6 layers of candy paint, did 4 and let it dry, then did 2 then 2 coats of clear, let those dry for a while, then did a couple more clear coat layers...i plan on splicing a wire into my back up lights under my bumper to make it a lil more legal...what do yall think about the lights??
 

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Looks bad ass i like the whole blazer the candy tails just give it one more thing to put it a part from the rest it looks really good. :head:
 

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Yeah...ive done so many lil things that set it apart from most other trucks...lol...painted bow tie, debadged,lightbar, now the tails...i like em tho...and it was worth the work in put in them to me.
 

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u did a very nice job on those well worth the work.
 

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Im plannin on tinting mine too sometime...lol...whenever i get bored with them the way they are and feel like doin more sanding...it seems like thats all ive done the past 3 weeks is sand...
 

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Yeah, its fun to be different...figured i might do something fairly tasteful this time...not legal but tasteful...lol
 
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