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best paint for headlights #369502 Jan 9, 3:18pm Jan 9, 3:18pm
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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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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #369503 Jan 9, 5:02pm Jan 9, 5:02pm
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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

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: SilvrGTS] #369504 Jan 9, 5:06pm Jan 9, 5:06pm
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saw that


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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #369505 Jan 9, 5:24pm Jan 9, 5:24pm
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Everyone seems to be using that duplicolor graphite wheel spray paint. You can get it at any local autoparts store.

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: vaio23] #369506 Jan 9, 5:50pm Jan 9, 5:50pm
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oh and is it better to use something flat or glossy?


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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #369507 Jan 9, 6:09pm Jan 9, 6:09pm
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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.

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: Superstuddc27] #369508 Jan 9, 6:14pm Jan 9, 6:14pm
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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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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #369509 Jan 9, 6:17pm Jan 9, 6:17pm
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why not just smoke your headlights?


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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: blitzceli] #369510 Jan 9, 6:19pm Jan 9, 6:19pm
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what about blue? what would be good to use for that?


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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: xTc_celica] #369511 Jan 9, 6:27pm Jan 9, 6:27pm
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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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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #369512 Jan 9, 6:38pm Jan 9, 6:38pm
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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.

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: robare99] #369513 Jan 9, 6:44pm Jan 9, 6:44pm
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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

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: supahfly] #369514 Jan 9, 6:50pm Jan 9, 6:50pm
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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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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #369515 Jan 10, 1:45am Jan 10, 1:45am
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post some pics when you r done! thumbsup

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: celica209] #369516 Jan 10, 5:28am Jan 10, 5:28am
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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

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: sickcelica696] #369517 Jan 10, 8:57am Jan 10, 8:57am
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Re: best paint for headlights [Re: supahfly] #369518 Jan 10, 10:11pm Jan 10, 10:11pm
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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!

Re: best paint for headlights [Re: blitzceli] #369519 Jan 10, 11:15pm Jan 10, 11:15pm
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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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