2008 Pathfinder blackout project

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BryanCelyn
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2008 Pathfinder blackout project

Postby BryanCelyn » Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:02 pm

So far:
- HID headlights
- Window tint
- LED interior accent lights
- Flat black on the chrome grille
- Gloss black on the grille logo, rear logo, and tailgate accent
- Gloss black on the side steps
- Remove lettering on tailgate
- VHT Nightshades on tail lights
- LED license plate lights
- LED rear turn signals

Coming soon:
- Tinted Headlight protection film
- Black powdercoat rims
- LED brake lights, reverse lights, and front indicator lights.

I'll update shortly with photos, and some of the interesting issues I've run into.


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thetiger
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Postby thetiger » Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:48 pm

Yes...show us some pictures :D

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Postby BryanCelyn » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:12 am

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The process using VHT Nightshades was VERY easy, but you have to do the prep work right. I followed the instructions here for the actual process. I used a brake caliper clearcoat by duplicolor - I've found that its the easiest to work with and cures very well.

On the chrome, I sanded it hazy, used a liberal dose of duplicolor adhesion promoter, then clear coat. You can lay down enough paint with a rattle can to get a really good gloss on items that size. Anything larger, I'd want to use a spray gun.

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Postby [email protected] Gr33k » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:12 pm

That looks great. I especially like the blackout Nissan emblem. Nice touch.

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Postby BryanCelyn » Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:18 pm

[email protected] Gr33k wrote:That looks great. I especially like the blackout Nissan emblem. Nice touch.
Thanks! I'm really having a good time improving upon my Pathfinder. My last vehicle was an Audi S4, and I didn't do a thing to it, besides window tint. Mainly because if I screwed something up, ordering a replacement part would cost a fortune, and I found it difficult to improve upon the ridiculous level of fit and finish in that car. This is a totally different experience!

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Postby macbell7 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:39 am

Post some more pics. I've been thinking of doing some of the same things and would like to see how it looks on the silver. I think I'm just gonna get all the chrome pieces painted to match the rest of the car.

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Postby JAHBLESSINGS » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:16 am

nice truck. what symbol is that on the back glass?

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Postby jorgecar » Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:47 am

Yeah, please post some more pics!
Mine's also silver and I'm thinking of having my wheels painted or powdercoated black or greyish/charcoal...those tail lights look awesome!

I've seen some Titans with the headlights partially blacked out on the inside...less chrome! Have you thought about that too?

cheers

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Postby BryanCelyn » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:47 pm

Another photo! The headlight tint is from Xpel.com. It was ridiculously easy to put on following their directions. The film is thicker than I expected, and has a 3M adhesive on the back. You can apply it wet using an alcohol/water mixture. Jahblessings: The emblem on the back window is a masonic symbol.
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Postby G35TR » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:23 pm

Check out the thread on my grill modification. Think this may work good for the look you seemed to be going for.

http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic. ... ight=grill

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Postby rlh2005 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:10 pm

JAHBLESSINGS wrote:nice truck. what symbol is that on the back glass?
Freemason

ETA: redundant post -- helps to read more closely.

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Postby akt » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:23 am

black is bad to not become


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