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    i was wondering if anyone had the black dragon black out kit on their Z. I'm just trying to get some styling ideas.

    Post some pics of other options for modifying the rear, I have an 84 n/a. TY much.



    Mike
    DD:
    86 Black Turbo 5spd
    The Fallen:
    84 red n/a auto Slicktop, 86 Black 2+2 n/a 5spd
    Parting Currently:
    86 White Turbo 5spd, 88 n/a 5spd, 84 AE, 88 Shiro #64
    Garage Sale

  • #2
    Maybe you already know, but...

    There is a product on the market called NightShades which is used for "blacking out" the lenses of taillights, turn signals or marker lights. Its manufactured by VHT, and can be found on Summitracing.com for like $9 a can. Its a type of spray tint coating that blacks out the lenses. I have considered it for my White Z a few times, but i havn't got around to trying it out. I just dont know if its the right look for my car.
    Anyways heres a few links to other forums where people have already discussed this product:

    http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36684

    http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13160

    These arent the best discussions, but its all i had time for.

    -Mike
    "produce first.talk second."

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    • #3
      i know of the spray, used it on my buddies crx. I also know of the overlays like that made by bluebatmobile.

      the thing on blackdragon is different its acrylic.

      http://www.blackdragonauto.com/icatalog/z/0031.html
      DD:
      86 Black Turbo 5spd
      The Fallen:
      84 red n/a auto Slicktop, 86 Black 2+2 n/a 5spd
      Parting Currently:
      86 White Turbo 5spd, 88 n/a 5spd, 84 AE, 88 Shiro #64
      Garage Sale

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      • #4
        even from the crappy pic black dragon auto has the lenses look pretty crappy. to me you can easily tell they are merely lenses placed on top. That spray stuff looks surprisingly good!
        Lance 'never-ending 88na2t project' Landry
        I sell Z stuff when I'm not being lazy.
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        • #5
          Mike_GruiZinga wrote: Maybe you already know, but...

          There is a product on the market called NightShades which is used for "blacking out" the lenses of taillights, turn signals or marker lights. Its manufactured by VHT, and can be found on Summitracing.com for like $9 a can. Its a type of spray tint coating that blacks out the lenses. I have considered it for my White Z a few times, but i havn't got around to trying it out. I just dont know if its the right look for my car.
          Anyways heres a few links to other forums where people have already discussed this product:

          http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36684

          http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13160

          These arent the best discussions, but its all i had time for.

          -Mike
          I'm curious...do you think it could be used on windows?
          http://www.vgpowered.com
          Bridging the gap between VG communities...

          Z shirts and more http://www.cafepress.com/zcargifts

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          • #6
            It seems like a translucent paint or something of the equivelent. I would bet window tint is more resilent.

            yeah i know it looked awful, i wanted to see real world pics to see it in all its hideousness.
            DD:
            86 Black Turbo 5spd
            The Fallen:
            84 red n/a auto Slicktop, 86 Black 2+2 n/a 5spd
            Parting Currently:
            86 White Turbo 5spd, 88 n/a 5spd, 84 AE, 88 Shiro #64
            Garage Sale

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            • #7
              I dont think it would work well on glass windows. It seems to be designed primarily for use on plastic lenses. Maybe you could ask VHT?
              Phone: 480.991.3137 xt.5000
              Email: mailto:[email protected]
              My idea for the stuff was this:
              1. Tint all 4 "marker" lights black
              2. Tint front turn signals black
              3. Remove tail lights, mask off lenses and tint turn signal portion and reverse lights
              4. Tint license plate lights black.

              Let me know what you find out

              Thanks
              -Mike
              BTW I just realized that VHT is actually a division of PJ1. Note that If/when you call or email them.
              "produce first.talk second."

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              • #8
                Meh, dont tint your windows with that crap. That's way ghetto, your windows will be all cloudy and you'll never get it off again.
                http://youtube.com/c/zcartube

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                • #9
                  Mike_GruiZinga wrote: I dont think it would work well on glass windows. It seems to be designed primarily for use on plastic lenses. Maybe you could ask VHT?
                  Phone: 480.991.3137 xt.5000
                  Email: mailto:[email protected]
                  My idea for the stuff was this:
                  1. Tint all 4 "marker" lights black
                  2. Tint front turn signals black
                  3. Remove tail lights, mask off lenses and tint turn signal portion and reverse lights
                  4. Tint license plate lights black.

                  Let me know what you find out

                  Thanks
                  -Mike
                  BTW I just realized that VHT is actually a division of PJ1. Note that If/when you call or email them.
                  If its for plastics, I'm betting it's a dye since VHT makes dyes for interiors which works great by the way. I ordered some last year and I can now buy any color Z interior paneling and convert it to black so it will fit my interior. So I bet this stuff just stains the plastic like their other dyes. If it is, then if it gets on glass or metal, it will just wipe off.
                  http://www.vgpowered.com
                  Bridging the gap between VG communities...

                  Z shirts and more http://www.cafepress.com/zcargifts

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                  • #10
                    i used a japanese brand that costs about close to 30 with shipping, its very good my firend used it on his slk wokred well i used it on my mine and it looks good ill try to take a picture to show you if you want , send me ur email adress to mine mailto:[email protected]

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                    • #11
                      I second ( or third?) the VHT Nightshade, I'm using it on my taillights, and probably the sidemarkers as well... It's not a dye, it's more like a smoke clearcoat. Give it 2-3 thin coats (the stuff is very thin), then a couple coats with a true clearcoat. Let it sit for a day, then use some sort of fine grit polishing compound or a 2000 grit wetsand, then give it a good wax.

                      You won't find, someone using the blackout kit from the link you posted. It looks too shittastic for even the most ricer of the Z31 owners.
                      1985 NA2T(now RB) * 1988 SS x2 * 1984 AE x3 * 2006 350Z

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                      • #12
                        so with this paint you paint the OUTSIDE of the taillights?
                        and mask off the portions you dont want painted?
                        1SIKZ31 -86 SlickTop- R.I.P. 03/01/10 ... Parted out :-(
                        ... New Project: LS1 Miata. Complete. 510whp. 2500lbs.
                        1 Month Away from Rear Mount 76 --> 650-700whp.

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                        • #13
                          You got it.
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                          1985 NA2T(now RB) * 1988 SS x2 * 1984 AE x3 * 2006 350Z

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