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300rag

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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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.
 
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« Reply #2 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
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 06:31:46 PM »

I think I used the Krylon Chrome.
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 01:46:33 AM »

How about metal foil
duct tape???? Shiny enough? LOL!!
it might work,eh?
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« Reply #6 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?
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 11:24:36 AM »


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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2010, 03:29:41 PM »

I need this spray on stuff
 
Quote from: POLARACO
http://thechromesolutions.com/


Brace yourself

 







 
your base coat preference
 
Steve, you bought this yet?
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« Reply #10 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
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010, 11:09:35 AM »

Here's the result with Krylon original chrome.
 
 

 
 
 
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2010, 11:39:51 AM »

Looks good from here.

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« Reply #13 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.
 
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010, 01:26:54 PM »

As good, if not better, than the original
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