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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5th GEN 2.2 VTI 4WS Manual