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while snooping around on the e46 board... (archive)

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Posted by markus on August 30, 2001 at 16:14:20:

what do you guys make of this?? I'm thinking about giving it a try just to see if it works. Might be a good alternative to the SilverVision or what ever..

Posted by DunDan on August 30, 2001 at 08:24:25:

In Reply to: Painting Amber Bulbs ? posted by Chris UK on August 30, 2001 at 07:40:44:


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You can use BBQ paint from homedepot, engine paint from auto store or hobby paint - Testors #1246. The high heat paint will prevent the bulb from heating up too high and in some cases turn the paint a burnt brown colour after prolonged use. I found some chrome paint from the craft store to get a mirror look even though I had silver high temp paint.
The bulb will still light up as before with the amber light blinking through the paint like stock giving almost 95-100% of the original light. It may depend on how thick and even you put the coating on. I coated my bulbs entirely silver. One steady pass on the spray will coat the entire bulb so spray just enough to cover so you can barely see the orange.

Peace





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