I did the tail lights myself and installed a Omega 1820 alarm as well.
The tail lights are pretty easy to do, take trunk covers off, simple snap in things and 3 wing nuts on the outside lights. the trunk lights remove the cover and 2 10MM bolts holding the lights in, the side marker lights. I couldnt tell you how to get off my brother and I had a hell of a time trying
but he figured it out with some patience.
I know some people on this forum wont like the fact I used VHT but one can of VHT, a can of clear coat and some 2000 grit wed/dry sand paper and they turned out perfect.
basically pull the tails, tape off parts you want to stay clear (reverse lights) and start to wet sand till there is a foggy surface. about 30 min a light. this is a all day process.
once all sanded lay next to each other and start to spray VHT in small thin coats, let dry, and this is THE MOST IMPORTANT PART to look good. SAND, SAND, SAND!!!! keep the lights wet and continue to wet sand after EVERY ( and i emphasize this) layer of paint, or you will get a orange peel effect.
basically continue to paint, sand, paint (until all orange peel and dots dissapear, about (30min a light every layer)
once reached desired darkness sand again and start to layer with clear coat repeating the sanding process
my lights have 4 layers of VHT lightly sprayed and 2 layers of clear coat and plastic polish rubbed on after done. the lights are silky smooth, allow LED light through clearly and look amazing.
Pics of lights before bowtie painting..and those are Ohio plates, are there any Chevy Malibu get together s? When I had my avalanche we had club get togethers.