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Old 05-02-2004, 09:26 PM   #1
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Red tailight.

Hi, i want to do red tailight mod.. I know there's a post on that but i dont want to do it from to outside of the light ( red paint over the amber) i want to do a better job en clean the amber color form to inside then paint it red...
anybody got some advice? what paint. what solvant etc etc ?
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:05 PM   #2
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I've done it on my golf... You definately don't want to paint the inside as the actual plastic is dyed amber it would look like cr@p.
Lot's of sanding and wet sanding.
I used Testor's transparent candy apple red, most hobby stores should have it. Use lot's of light coats instead of one heavy coat.
The apply some clear coat.
Here is a picture of the end result without the clear coat:

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Old 05-02-2004, 10:31 PM   #3
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There was a thread like 2 weeks ago...

Anyways, you can't paint it from the inside. It won't work.
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