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Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. #138256 Mar 28, 7:37pm Mar 28, 7:37pm
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Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc.
I just read an install guide and i dont remember exactly who, but a member said that they used blue nailpolish(two coats of it) to paint his lites that light up the ac controls an everything else down there. Right now i have a blue light cover on it, it works fine but i think it looks a bit dim because the rubbering i used to cover the two small bulbs is like covering the whole damn thing not letting that much light out. Its nice because no green is showing, but it sux because its not that bright, so i was wondering if it would be ok to use blue nail polish instead? and would it stand up to the heat n stuff? if ne body knows this answer i will be really thankful. wave thumbsup

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138257 Mar 28, 7:39pm Mar 28, 7:39pm
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yea people have used it before...tell us how it turned out thumbsup


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Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138258 Mar 28, 7:40pm Mar 28, 7:40pm
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you can, it won't hurt it..but the bulbs won't be nearly as bright.

i just suggest using acetate. use double-sided tape to hold the acetate in place for the ac controls.

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #138259 Mar 28, 7:42pm Mar 28, 7:42pm
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Alright cool, im gonna try buyin some Acetate tomorrow, i was out today but couldnt find it ANYWHERE?!? can you guys tell me where i can find some? if i dont then im just gonna use the nailpolish method, maybe but ill keep you guys updated for sure.

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138260 Mar 28, 8:38pm Mar 28, 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by DaBigTickett
Alright cool, im gonna try buyin some Acetate tomorrow, i was out today but couldnt find it ANYWHERE?!? can you guys tell me where i can find some? if i dont then im just gonna use the nailpolish method, maybe but ill keep you guys updated for sure.


you can buy red acetate almost anywhere. (also called brake light repair tape). wal-mart, pep boys, autozone, etc.

for different colored aceetate, go to an arts & crafts store.

online, you can find some here:
http://www.misterart.com/store/view.cfm?store=001&group_id=420

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #138261 Mar 28, 9:49pm Mar 28, 9:49pm
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by DaBigTickett
Alright cool, im gonna try buyin some Acetate tomorrow, i was out today but couldnt find it ANYWHERE?!? can you guys tell me where i can find some? if i dont then im just gonna use the nailpolish method, maybe but ill keep you guys updated for sure.


you can buy red acetate almost anywhere. (also called brake light repair tape). wal-mart, pep boys, autozone, etc.

for different colored aceetate, go to an arts & crafts store.

online, you can find some here:
http://www.misterart.com/store/view.cfm?store=001&group_id=420


Great link! I just ordered some!!!

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138262 Mar 28, 10:09pm Mar 28, 10:09pm
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i used red finger nail polish and it looks great, could not have asked for more. a very bright, nice red, i just peeled the green covering off, and painted the bulbs themselves.

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: nebraskaGTS] #138263 Mar 28, 10:18pm Mar 28, 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by nebraskaGTS
i used red finger nail polish and it looks great, could not have asked for more. a very bright, nice red, i just peeled the green covering off, and painted the bulbs themselves.

The bulbs for the AC controls or for the radio?

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138264 Mar 29, 8:57am Mar 29, 8:57am
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the ones that light up the ac controls, lighter etc, etc...my clarion lets me set the color, so i just pushed a button a couple of times to make my deck red wink i would however love to make the clock up top red, but that involves soldering and i am far too lazy to learn how to do that. rolleyes

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: nebraskaGTS] #138265 Mar 29, 10:26am Mar 29, 10:26am
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Originally Posted by nebraskaGTS
the ones that light up the ac controls, lighter etc, etc...my clarion lets me set the color, so i just pushed a button a couple of times to make my deck red wink i would however love to make the clock up top red, but that involves soldering and i am far too lazy to learn how to do that. rolleyes

OK thats cool, but do you think i can also paint the bulbs for the radio blue with the nail polish as well? or would i have to use a different method for the radio bulbs or w/e is up there? thanks again.

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138266 Mar 29, 4:29pm Mar 29, 4:29pm
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I tried blue nail polish and it burned off in a matter of about two minites.

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138267 Mar 29, 5:00pm Mar 29, 5:00pm
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Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: badazzgt] #138268 Mar 29, 5:21pm Mar 29, 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by badazzgt
I tried blue nail polish and it burned off in a matter of about two minites.

LOL alright thnx well i guess im not gonna try that then!!
by the way- VSGTS, wut the hell does that mean? lol

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: DaBigTickett] #138269 Mar 29, 5:29pm Mar 29, 5:29pm
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lol, its chemistry right, the chemical formula for acetate.

Re: Can i use nailpolish for painting the ACknobs litebulbs etc. [Re: SilverGT] #138270 Mar 29, 5:50pm Mar 29, 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by SilverGT
lol, its chemistry right, the chemical formula for acetate.

Oh shit!! you mite be right, damn im only 2 1/2 yrs removed from HS n i forgot everything!!!! spineyes

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