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Old 08-06-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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3rd brake light, Satin or Gloss?

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Im not sure if my 3rd brake light should have be a gloss finish, since iv had the car its had a satin almost matt look to it.

Me being a bit of a mag pie I decided to remove it and get some 2 pack clear coat on it.

I had my spray gun out anyway as I removed the leather covering I put on my door bin lids last week and sprayed them silver.

I did a good job of the covering but it wasnt my cup of tea.

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Old 08-06-2017, 11:08 PM   #4
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Door bin lids sprayed and clear coated

Ill post a pic when I get these back on the car..... wont be for a few days tho as its away for 3 days getting its wheels powder coated.

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That finish is stunning. What was your process?
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:46 AM   #6
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That finish is stunning. What was your process?
Thanks, I sanded off the horrible soft feel coating that Porsche applied with some 180 grit then sanded the 180 grit scratches out with some 320 then wet and dry 800,

I then applied some high build primer left it over night and then wet and dry that with 800.

I then sprayed on the silver 2 pack base coat then some 2 pack clear coat.

I have to admit I do have a bit of experience was a spray gun as for a hobby i build miniature fully working minature land rovers that run on mobility scooter motors

In saying that its not that hard to spray as its all in the prep

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^ haha that's great! My dad's had his series2 landrover from new, been daily driven for the last 50 years and still going strong. Worth way more than my boxster nowadays!
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:52 AM   #8
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^ haha that's great! My dad's had his series2 landrover from new, been daily driven for the last 50 years and still going strong. Worth way more than my boxster nowadays!
I don't think Id like a full size one, a bit to utilitarian for me, same daily driver for 50 years is awesome tho! Well done that man.
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I think the lens is supposed to be gloss. I took mine off and hit it with plastic polish a few months ago. Made a nice improvement.
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Yes, plastic polish would have been sufficient.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:49 AM   #11
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While your third brake light is out, you might like changing out the 7 bulbs to LED's. I really like my light now it's much brighter. Which is a good thing. If interested the bulbs are numbered 194. They also make a part that you can attach to the wiring that will make the third brake light blink when on the brake pedal....I don't care for it personally, but some do....
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