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VSGTS14 Jan 9, 11:18pm - #369502 

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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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SilvrGTS Jan 10, 1:02am - #369503 

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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
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VSGTS14 Jan 10, 1:06am - #369504 

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saw that

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vaio23 Jan 10, 1:24am - #369505 
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Everyone seems to be using that duplicolor graphite wheel spray paint. You can get it at any local autoparts store.
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VSGTS14 Jan 10, 1:50am - #369506 

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oh and is it better to use something flat or glossy?

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Superstuddc27 Jan 10, 2:09am - #369507 
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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.
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VSGTS14 Jan 10, 2:14am - #369508 

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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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blitzceli Jan 10, 2:17am - #369509 

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why not just smoke your headlights?

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xTc_celica Jan 10, 2:19am - #369510 

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what about blue? what would be good to use for that?

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VSGTS14 Jan 10, 2:27am - #369511 

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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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robare99 Jan 10, 2:38am - #369512 

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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.
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supahfly Jan 10, 2:44am - #369513 
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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
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VSGTS14 Jan 10, 2:50am - #369514 

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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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celica209 Jan 10, 9:45am - #369515 

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post some pics when you r done! thumbsup
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sickcelica696 Jan 10, 1:28pm - #369516 
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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
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Erick Jan 10, 4:57pm - #369517 

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robare99 Jan 11, 6:11am - #369518 

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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!
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Superstuddc27 Jan 11, 7:15am - #369519 
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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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