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Jan 9, 4:18pm - #369502 
best paint for headlights

what's the best paint to use when painting the housing?
i'm doing mine black, but before anything i want to make sure i get the right paint.
will krylon fusion work since the piece is plastic?
and provide a store i can buy the paint that you suggest in.


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Jan 9, 6:02pm - #369503 
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f0_1953418032_0_collapsed_5_365_1.html#1953418032

sroll down and he shows a can of paint, i dont know where he got it but you could ask him thumbsup

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Jan 9, 6:06pm - #369504 
saw that


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Jan 9, 6:24pm - #369505 
Everyone seems to be using that duplicolor graphite wheel spray paint. You can get it at any local autoparts store.

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Jan 9, 6:50pm - #369506 
oh and is it better to use something flat or glossy?


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Jan 9, 7:09pm - #369507 
I used Rustoleum Metallic Black. it's awesome and i think the best color to blackhouse. It's metallic so it's nice but not glittery or anything so not cheesy. It looks almost identical to the Duplicolor one so i guess it won't matter. You can find Rustoleum at Home depot. That's where i got it. OH yeah, you DONT need high temp paint. I thought you did and i had a very hard time trying to find a high temp. metallic black paint... because it doesn't exist! LOL ... well try home depot. Duplicolor one can be found at autozone or pepboys.

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Jan 9, 7:14pm - #369508 
i'll keep that in mind
i was lookin at krylon fusion gloss black since it adheres well to plastic and i like krylon.


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Jan 9, 7:17pm - #369509 
why not just smoke your headlights?


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Jan 9, 7:19pm - #369510 
what about blue? what would be good to use for that?


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Jan 9, 7:27pm - #369511 
i dont want to smoke them, i don't like the way it looks, i want them to look clean with a black housing it'll match much more.


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Jan 9, 7:38pm - #369512 
I used that duplicolor. I guess if you go too dark, you can't see the ribs very good. That duplicolor is a nice gunmetal & it's made for rims or plastic hubcaps.

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Jan 9, 7:44pm - #369513 
Originally Posted by robare99
I used that duplicolor. I guess if you go too dark, you can't see the ribs very good. That duplicolor is a nice gunmetal & it's made for rims or plastic hubcaps.


ooo i didnt know you could got too dark? i just bought a can of toyota black duplicolor

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Jan 9, 7:50pm - #369514 
i'm painting the top part so you can't see the ribs, i don't want to see those ribs.


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Jan 10, 2:45am - #369515 
post some pics when you r done! thumbsup

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Jan 10, 6:28am - #369516 
Use the krylon fusion, thats what i use for all my plastics and it works nice. You saw how smooth my lights came out at the meet

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Jan 10, 9:57am - #369517 


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Jan 10, 11:11pm - #369518 
Originally Posted by supahfly
Originally Posted by robare99
I used that duplicolor. I guess if you go too dark, you can't see the ribs very good. That duplicolor is a nice gunmetal & it's made for rims or plastic hubcaps.


ooo i didnt know you could got too dark? i just bought a can of toyota black duplicolor


Yeah if you go too dark, you can barely see the ribs. I've seen pics of some dark ones. So when I bought the paint I sprayed some on some wood so I could be sure it was the right color...Totally matches my rims!

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Jan 11, 12:15am - #369519 
Originally Posted by blitzceli
why not just smoke your headlights?


Because it makes your headlights dim.. although on some cars it looks sweet as hell. grin

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