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    Painting my Tailights this weekend!

    Hi Guys,
    I plan on painting my tails this weekend and have seen and read the forums about painting your tailights with krylon and clear coat. However the other walkthrough involves taking the lights out. I was wondering whether anyone has just taped around the tail lights and sprayed directly over it? This seems like a much easier solution? Any thoughts?

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    I would personally take the lights off. Unless you tape off a huge chunk of the rear end of the car you may end up with a ton of over spray.
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    What year is your car? Cause it looks like dookie on the new ones. But if you DO go for it I'd take them out. It's not that hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CandyCandice View Post
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    Well good luck Don't do what a guy here did and made it look like he covered his tails in electrical tape.
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    you can buy the overlays instead. completely reversible if you want.

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    where at?

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    i'm sure some other member will chime in to help you, because unfortunately, i have never looked into them but they are available and a lot of people have done it. search through the vendor forums or search through some threads; you're sure to come up with the source. good luck!

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    You have to take off the taillights if you are going to paint them.I wouldn't risk painting them on the car if I were you.To take them off you will need a socket wrench & an extender.

    You can find instructions on where to buy & how to install overlays or how to paint in the thread in my signature post #16.
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    check lamin-x.com for overlays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CandyCandice View Post
    where at?
    Bluebat overlays ...... lots of photos here ..... Subaru 2008 WRX STI Overlays pictures by BlueBatmobile2005 - Photobucket

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    Remove them from your car to prevent the risk or runs, sags, and obviously overspray.


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    lots of people on iclub saying the overlays from blue balls is hard to do, even a professional says he wont touch new impreza tails.


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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    lots of people on iclub saying the overlays from blue balls is hard to do, even a professional says he wont touch new impreza tails.
    Maybe that's the problem ... they got their overlays from Blue Balls.

    We had no issues installing ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack(LA) View Post
    Maybe that's the problem ... they got their overlays from Blue Balls.

    We had no issues installing ours.
    LOL, could you post a link to the website you can buy them from? I googled and all I found was people *****ing about the install.


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