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I was sceptical this wouldn't work, but I was amazed at just how well it turned out!!!
No more getting pulled for running 'clears in your rears'! Now you have no excuse!

Guess which is the coated bulb?


What you need:

1 Bottle of Tamiya X-26 Clear orange model paint
1 Spray can of bright silver automotive paint
2 Standard light bulbs
2 good crocodile clips


Once you have cleared out the orange lense! (A pain in the ass, but that is another story!) Take your standard bulbs and clean them.
Take the Tamiya orange, and DO NOT SHAKE IT otherwise air bubbles stick to the bulbs! Not what you want!
Grab the bulb at the tip with a crocodile clip and dip it into the paint all the length of the bulge!
Let a few drips fall back into the pot and then lightly sponge off the heavy paint on some tissue, before letting air dry.
Move it around a bit to allow the paint to spread evely over the bulb!
It takes about half an hour to dry.
Give it another coat if you want, depends on you! I did!
Leave to dry for about an hour.


Once dry, take your bulb and holding it in the croc clip, take your silver spray and SHAKE WELL!
You want a can that gives a nice fine mist!
Hold the can a good 12 inches away and DUST a fine mist over the whole bulge of the bulb, covering the orange, but not the contact points!
DO NOT SPRAY THE WHOLE BULB SO YOU NO LONGER SEE ORANGE, OBVIOUSLY!
Make sure you cover the back of the bulge too though!
You are looking for about 60% coverage in silver! See my pic above for about the right balance.

Let this dry well, then place the bulb back and admire!
The bulb will get hot, and you cannot take it out when it is warm or the paint smears!
But so far I haven't had a problem with it melting or anything!

Did you guess which bulb was coated?
As you can see it was the right one!
Hard to tell wasn't it!
Now you have TRUE clear lenses, at a fraction of the cost!






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Very nice Guiddy!

I guessed the wrong one
 

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This oughta be in the FAQ section...good info Guiddy!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jacques:
This oughta be in the FAQ section...good info Guiddy!
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Look at Guiddy, the teacher's pet.
Guiddy, you're sooo great...



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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by U.K VTEC:
Look at Guiddy, the teacher's pet.
Guiddy, you're sooo great...



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cool. what does the silver paint do?
orange + silver = yellow light?

i have red bulbs in my rear signals, and the kinda blink pink now. maybe i'll put some red paint on.

oh yea, whats that orange rectangular thingy to the right of your license plate and under your right tail light?
 

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umm hmm...maybe I missed something but I just cleared my taillights out yesterday (I post some pics if my bro ever gives me his Dig cam) and for an orange signal i just put in an amber bulb that i got form autodynamic for 2.50 when i was ordering my clear side markers and it looks great. Not trying to be a smartass...I like to do things myslef to rather than pay (like clearing out my signals)but 2.50 is definately worth not goin through all that
 

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i guess what guiddy was trying to accomplish is that even you put the amber bulbs in the light housing.. you will still see the orange from outside. He is trying to eliminate this effect by applying silver paint over the amber bulbs.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JoyseeVtec:
umm hmm...maybe I missed something but I just cleared my taillights out yesterday (I post some pics if my bro ever gives me his Dig cam) and for an orange signal i just put in an amber bulb that i got form autodynamic for 2.50 when i was ordering my clear side markers and it looks great. Not trying to be a smartass...I like to do things myslef to rather than pay (like clearing out my signals)but 2.50 is definately worth not goin through all that</font>
????? Huh?
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ywwong:
i guess what guiddy was trying to accomplish is that even you put the amber bulbs in the light housing.. you will still see the orange from outside. He is trying to eliminate this effect by applying silver paint over the amber bulbs. </font>
Yes.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ywwong:
i guess what guiddy was trying to accomplish is that even you put the amber bulbs in the light housing.. you will still see the orange from outside. He is trying to eliminate this effect by applying silver paint over the amber bulbs.</font>
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was just thinking that - now i got it - but i was looking at mine and to see the orange bulb from the outside you have to be like peering in...but i see it now...looks good i suppose
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by JoyseeVtec:
but i was looking at mine and to see the orange bulb from the outside you have to be like peering in</font>

Look at the left assembly. Usually when I see cleared out lenses with a colored bulb inside it looks like that. I guess you're lucky though......did you get amber or yellow bulbs?

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SADWAP97:
cool. what does the silver paint do?
orange + silver = yellow light?


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Serioulsy, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference from the standard orange lense! It is that good!
You get a nice orange light!


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[This message has been edited by Guiddy (edited March 22, 2001).]
 
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