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Old 06-05-2004, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to paint the orange bulbs with a silver paint in my clear taillights. I donnow which brand to use and where to get it. If anyone has done it and has enough paint remaining, I could buy it off you. Or - recommend me the brand and place. Thanks.
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any paint will work. I used a model paint. High heat will work better if you really want to spend the money. Also, dont apply a coat too thick, as the paint will start to flake.
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I got some engine paint in like a silver/aluminum color. I believe its up to 600F. That should work fine. You would want high temp so the heat doesn't crack the paint but some have to be cured by being baked in a non-food oven. So that would not work, read the labels before you buy. Got mine at walmart for like 3 bucks, autostores have it too. Be sure not to touch the bulbs and if you do clean them with rubbing alcohol.
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you can tought these bulbs with your hands. Headlight bulbs are the ones you can't touch.
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