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DaBigTickett
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Mar 28, 8:37pm - #138256 
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

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Mar 28, 8:39pm - #138257 
yea people have used it before...tell us how it turned out thumbsup


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Mar 28, 8:40pm - #138258 
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.

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Mar 28, 8:42pm - #138259 
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.

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Mar 28, 9:38pm - #138260 
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

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Mar 28, 10:49pm - #138261 
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!!!

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Mar 28, 11:09pm - #138262 
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.

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Mar 28, 11:18pm - #138263 
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?

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Mar 29, 9:57am - #138264 
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

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Mar 29, 11:26am - #138265 
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.

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Mar 29, 5:29pm - #138266 
I tried blue nail polish and it burned off in a matter of about two minites.

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Mar 29, 6:00pm - #138267 
Acetate = CH3COO-


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Mar 29, 6:21pm - #138268 
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

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Mar 29, 6:29pm - #138269 
lol, its chemistry right, the chemical formula for acetate.

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Mar 29, 6:50pm - #138270 
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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