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View Poll Results: Wat would work best short or replacing headlight assembly
Chrome Exhaust heat tape?? (Think I saw that at Crappy Tire once) 0 0%
Chrome spray paint ( heat treated if they make them ) 0 0%
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Old 03-10-2004, 12:23 AM   #11
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Silver leaf will most likely not hold up to it. It'll fall off.
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Silver leaf will most likely not hold up to it. It'll fall off.
so back to square one.. going to start a poll on this one
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Silver leaf will most likely not hold up to it. It'll fall off.
I see no reason why heat would affect the silver leaf, or that it would fall off. People use this stuff on all kinds of crap that gets heated, handled, wet, etc... Just make sure you get some decent stuff. I probably wouldn't recommend the 5 dollar kit from WalMart. But for 20 bucks or so, you can go to a place like Michaels and get a good enough kit. comes with the glue, brush, and leafing (which is real metal). Apply the glue, lay just a little bit more leaf than you need on it, then you can literally brush off the excess. Then, apply a clear finish over that.

It'* fun stuff to play with, but kinda aggravating at first. The stuff is so thin, it can rip if you just look at it worng.
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You could always try resilvering, if you have access to a chemistry lab Until the advent of Modern Technology, mirrors were silvered with silver nitrate, sodium hydroxide, and some sugars, I think. A Google search would turn up plenty of info, I'm sure. But that'* probably impractical.

You might be better off looking for mirror paint, though, rather than "chrome" paint or "silver" paint. Krylon makes a craft kit called "Looking Glass" that you might be able to find at a craft store like Michael'*, looks like it does a decent job of recreating a mirrored surface. Looks like it in a kit with a spray can of paint and some kind of clear sealer.

Also saw something kinda interesting on Dick Blick'* website (an art supply company, not just some guy ) called Mirroflex -- "small highly reflective mirrored squares" attacked to a polystyrene/polyester backing. Cut a patch of whatever size you need, body & trim tape it into the headlight?

Mirroflex: http://www.dickblick.com/zz609/29/pr...m=0&ig_id=2400
Looking Glass: http://store.artcity.com/kry-9030.html

Hope these ideas help a bit.

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THAnx .. guess I will go hit up Micheals this weekend to look at all these products.. and see which one is more durable, more reflective, and able to sustain heat well.. keep it coming
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K.. found something that will work.. stopped by a hippie friends house and he had a bunch of glass reflector sheets left over from a previous grow and those are paper thin and will withstand the heat from the headlights.. so now I will sand the reflector area.. get some good ol glue and stick it to it.. will let you guys know how it went after.. just thought I mention it.. since I priced out the headlight assembly and was quoted $220 per side.. thats Canadian Bacon $$ I"m refering to..
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Check out

www.car-parts.com

I found a headlamp assy for my car, I bet they have Bonnevilles, its North American wide search, to OlBlueEyes for that link
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Check out

www.car-parts.com

I found a headlamp assy for my car, I bet they have Bonnevilles, its North American wide search, to OlBlueEyes for that link
yea.. my bro just sent me that link too.. he said he did a quick search and said he found one for $140 .. still better then $220.. I will look further into that later.. for now.. it'* good ol duct tape job for now and see how well it does or last till I can get a new assembly..

P.*. anyone know in the Ontario area that does chromeing on plastic? I remember having my R/C chassis chromed before ( many years ago.. bout 12 or so years ) so I don't remember what they store is called.. any help ??
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P.*. anyone know in the Ontario area that does chromeing on plastic? I remember having my R/C chassis chromed before ( many years ago.. bout 12 or so years ) so I don't remember what they store is called.. any help ??
Google search turned up a place called PDQ Restorations: http://www.emag.on.ca/falcon/

PDQ RESTORATIONS
5 Myrtle Street,
St. Thomas, Ontario,
CANADA - N5R 2E6

(519) 637-1974
[email protected]

Yay Google.

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P.*. anyone know in the Ontario area that does chromeing on plastic? I remember having my R/C chassis chromed before ( many years ago.. bout 12 or so years ) so I don't remember what they store is called.. any help ??
Google search turned up a place called PDQ Restorations: http://www.emag.on.ca/falcon/

PDQ RESTORATIONS
5 Myrtle Street,
St. Thomas, Ontario,
CANADA - N5R 2E6

(519) 637-1974
[email protected]

Yay Google.

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I must be retarded when I tried to do a search.. it gave me a listing of 10 pages.. and none of them seems to be in Ontario.. what did you use as search words ?
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