This is a cheap and easy modification that will improve/update (depending on your opinion) the look of your taillights.
Time: Less than 1 hour
– some junk newspaper (for masking purposes)
– masking tape (one inch width will work)
– some old rags
– a scotchbrite rubbing pad (you should be able to get that at lowes)
– a can of lacquer thinner (you can get it at lowes in the paint department)
– a can of “Candy Apple Red” transparent spray paint (you can find it next to the car and plane models at wal-mart)
Alright now that you have everything your ready to begin. First off you need to rub the Scotch-Brite pad over the amber part of the tail light. Not too hard, just make it have a dull look to it.
Second, take the masking tape and mask off around the amber part of the tail light.
Third, take the newspaper and finish masking off around the taillights. Make sure you tape the flopping pieces of newspaper to the car. (so they don’t flop down into the wet paint).
Fourth, take some lacquer thinner, put it on a rag and wipe the amber part of the tail light down really well.
Now its time to paint! Go over the whole masked of area from one end to the other, in smooth flowing motion. Try to keep the can about 6-8 inches away from what your spraying so the paint won’t run.
Spray a coat of paint on, give it another couple minutes, and apply another coat. You can apply as many coats as you want, I think I did three.
After you’re done give it another couple of minutes before you take the newspapers off, just in case you get some of the paper in the paint.
And bam! You’re done!