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I'm one step close to getting my JDM style tail lights,

I'll do some more on the inner brake / tail light tomorrow if I get a chance.

Nigel

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A little more progress,

the mould martial I used this time is a little more flexible than the stuff I used for the reverse light, so I decided to add a hard backing, made out of resin to stop it from deforming once it's finished.

once this drys, I'll work on the other half

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.... so I decided to add a hard backing, made out of resin to stop it from deforming once it's finished.....

Small problem, the resin once hardened, shrank about 4mm across, this deformed the RTV mould, it was not sitting flat,

I'll make a different backing, and see if that fixes the issue..

live and learn...

Nigel

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A little more progress,

don't forget to use a release agent between the two halves, I have some silicon car stuff, it's used to makes plastic shiny. it worked ok on the other mould I made.

Nigel

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so you mixed the dye by eye?

Can't wait to see results!

Best off luck mate.

Yes, but I did measure it, so I can make them the same

Nigel

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What's the saying,

Measure twice, cut once...

also you will note that the 'red' is not dark enough

done the outer light now as well

Nigel

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something like this ?

This is using the 'cheap' resin, so I can work out the colour (how many drops of red dye to use per 100ml of resin)

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looking real good. looks to me as if the replica is darker? is that right? i personally prefer the colour of the bottom one

is the red on the 'GTR' tail light darker then the aus delivered ones?

cheers

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looking real good. looks to me as if the replica is darker? is that right? i personally prefer the colour of the bottom one

is the red on the 'GTR' tail light darker then the aus delivered ones?

cheers

They look pretty much the same, in the picture the light is behind the top light, that why it looks lighter

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Awesome work man. Congrats!!!

So what were you account details to place an order???hahah

Looking forward to seeing them in the garnish!!! Great work!!!

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you reckon you could do the little reflector in the rear bar?

The Round or Square one ?

It looks like it has a backing on the lens itself, so I'm not sure whats in between them, it may have reflective material or something,

Can I make them ? probably not.

I don't want to destroy the ones I have to see how it works.

Nigel

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