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Old 03-06-2006, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Painted corner bulbs

mixed up some paint at work (silver with a blue flip) here'* some pic, they speak for them selfs
new bulbs scuffed to help paint adhear
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Painted (not yet cleared)
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cleared and dry, ready to go
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one side done (lights off)
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one side done (lights on (flash sorta screws up the look))
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boths sides done (man my car needs a bath )
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they turned out much better then i thought they would have, let me know what you think
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They look good, I did mine a few years ago (same method) and they still work fine
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looks great..i did the same thing 2 years ago
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pretty nifty little setup... looks nice... im partial to the SS'* though
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That'* great Peter... (I see the NEBF pressure is on)

Ahhh a clean non yellow look.
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what exactly is the paint you used?

looks good btw
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what exactly is the paint you used?

looks good btw
I use RM Diamont (BASF) basecoat/clearcoat, i mixed a costom color just for doing the bulbs (have lots extra BTW )
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well its been less then a month....


as you can see things arnt as i hoped
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I know it costs a little more, but I opted to buy some silver bulbs on ebay:


Maybe it could work for you if you can't find the right paint...
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They look good, I did mine a few years ago (same method) and they still work fine
And who gave you the idea???

Mine have been painted for quite some time (longer than PDad), just using good ol' Krylon. Theres a little cracking, maybe due to the buls being a bit dirty when I did them, but they are still a nice pertty silver....
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