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Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on June 20, 2010, 03:45:37 PM
What is the best and shiniest silver paint I can use to refinish the reflector bowl in my tail-lights? They are quite dull.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 20, 2010, 04:54:33 PM
Crappy Tire sells  the Krylon chrome paint that my friends and I used on his 70 Challenger turn signal housings.
Not exact,but better than dead and will reflect the light.
 
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on June 20, 2010, 05:09:50 PM
Rustolium makes a very good enan\\mel for that too.  I get it in Home Cheapo.  It's not the professional stuff. . it's in the nextr size down
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Scott on June 20, 2010, 06:31:46 PM
I think I used the Krylon Chrome.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on June 20, 2010, 06:37:36 PM
I'll have to look at those options. The biggest issue for me is that it is going behind the clear lenses like the "L", so it will have to be as shiny as possible.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 21, 2010, 01:46:33 AM
How about metal foil
duct tape???? Shiny enough? LOL!!
it might work,eh?
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2010, 06:52:50 AM
Metal foil works good, but you have to be really careful not to wrinkle it.  I tried that on Polaraco.
 
Duct Tape. . . .  You drinkin again?
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 21, 2010, 11:24:36 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley24.gif)
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2010, 11:33:48 AM
The Krylon will work very well, and it's similar to the factory finish.  Done right, it will work very well.
 
I found throwing a good shiney coat of clear over it will enhance the reflectiveness
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on June 21, 2010, 03:29:41 PM
I need this spray on stuff
 
Quote from: POLARACO
http://thechromesolutions.com/ (http://thechromesolutions.com/)


Brace yourself

 







 
your base coat preference
 
Steve, you bought this yet?
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on June 21, 2010, 04:03:49 PM
Nooooo  I'm not even close to that right now. . .  
 
I'm planning on it though. . .  I have a bunch of interior trim on Big Red and a couple of pieces exterior.  Who knows.  Maybe I can rechrome the bumpers!  MMMMMM
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on July 02, 2010, 11:09:35 AM
Here's the result with Krylon original chrome.
 
 
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/resto/8bda97c6.jpg)
 
 
 
300Rag2010-07-02 16:18:54
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 02, 2010, 11:39:51 AM
Looks good from here.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 02, 2010, 01:10:53 PM
looks good.
AAhh,clear lenses,eh?
Now I understand why it is important to get it right.
 
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2010, 01:26:54 PM
As good, if not better, than the original
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on July 02, 2010, 02:28:11 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
As good, if not better, than the original
 
Actually, the original was plated, but this is good enough for me.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2010, 02:39:42 PM
I didn't know that. . .But you can bet I'll see it in Big Red
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on July 02, 2010, 02:59:36 PM
 The lights that came out of the 300 were not plated, but the ones from the New Yorker  with the clear lenses were.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on July 02, 2010, 05:43:41 PM
Interesting.  Cut corners where they can I guess.
 
You probably will never notice the difference.  Whish I had a garage big enough to work in, then I could do a serious restore like these two 65's are getting.  But Polaraco dodn't come out too bad.  4 years later it's still holding up.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on July 02, 2010, 06:07:06 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
  Whish I had a garage big enough to work in, then I could do a serious restore like these two 65's are getting.  But Polaraco dodn't come out too bad.  4 years later it's still holding up.

What do you mean, big enough to work in???
 
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/resto/8164471f.jpg)
 
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/resto/63b85b70.jpg)
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 02, 2010, 07:36:00 PM
I got lots of room.amd both Pete and Steve seen my garage.

Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 03, 2010, 03:55:17 AM
Other than the snake charmer down in Arizona, I think it's safe to say we are all space challenged.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Steve on July 03, 2010, 05:20:59 AM
I  can't even get a car inside!
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Scott on July 03, 2010, 05:54:30 AM

Quote from: 300Rag
Quote from: POLARACO
  Whish I had a garage big enough to work in, then I could do a serious restore like these two 65's are getting.  But Polaraco dodn't come out too bad.  4 years later it's still holding up.

What do you mean, big enough to work in???
 
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/resto/8164471f.jpg)
 

At least you can fit yours in your garage!  My 'vert is too long for my circa 1930 "two" car garage.  I've got my '64 Goat in there and it barely fits!
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 03, 2010, 07:02:56 AM
Park yer goat out on  the front lawn so it can mow the lawn..LOL
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on July 03, 2010, 04:17:21 PM
Quote from: CBarge
AAhh,clear lenses,eh?
 
Absolutely!!
 
 
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/resto/3bb43ab5.jpg)
 
 
Only one bulb lit. I haven't modified the harness to add the second socket yet.
 
 
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/resto/99c4fc9c.jpg)
 
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: charlierickman on February 21, 2011, 01:54:01 AM
thanks for the tip.. i tried the krylon chrome in order to restore the reflectors of my tail light and it worked out fine as well. don't have pictures though but it works a lot more decent now.
 
 
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Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Donald field on May 20, 2011, 02:52:21 AM
Rustolium so that was very good Yaxi La \\ Mel. I got it in the
family cheapskate. This is not a professional thing. . Its size in the bottom of
the nextr....

Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Snotty on May 20, 2011, 11:21:39 AM
Say... what????
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on May 20, 2011, 01:34:30 PM

Quote from: Snotty
Say... what????

Pretty much what I said.
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: 300rag on September 06, 2011, 05:10:31 PM



(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b313/300Rag/resto/d2a6f678.jpg)


Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Guests on September 06, 2011, 05:37:29 PM
That's pretty intense. Anything to keep people from rear ending you, right?
Title: Tail-light resto
Post by: Stitcherbob on September 06, 2011, 08:21:17 PM
Nope....idiot drivers, even when you have a high mounted 3rd brake light,  still are too distracted to see us slow to a stop.....