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Painting the back part of our head lights

This is a discussion on Painting the back part of our head lights within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; what type of paint works well when painting the back part of camaro's headlights? I used krylon spray paint and ...

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    Painting the back part of our head lights

    what type of paint works well when painting the back part of camaro's headlights? I used krylon spray paint and orange peals bad.I really want to paint them black. any ideas?

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    anyone know?

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    you will just have to sand and polis them till you get what you want thats what a body shop would do to

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    Are you talking about painting the back of the housing like this:





    or are you talking about painting the inside back part black?
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    damn....makes me want to acid wash my engine bay! To bad mine is a DD. too hard to keep in that clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Are you talking about painting the back of the housing like this:

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    or are you talking about painting the inside back part black?

    yup, that's what I'am talking about. I need your help bro. I used krylon paint on it, but it orange peals.I didnt use a primer which maybe thats why its doing that. can u pm me a small write up?plz!thanks.

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    I cleaned them all up with simple green and then scuffed the backs of them with a brillo pad. I used an adhesion promotor prior to painting and used 500 degree Dupont high temp engine paint. Cleared over them a few times to finish it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I cleaned them all up with simple green and then scuffed the backs of them with a brillo pad. I used an adhesion promotor prior to painting and used 500 degree Dupont high temp engine paint. Cleared over them a few times to finish it off.

    hmmmm.... whats a brillo pad? and where can i get this adhesion promotor(never hered of it). what does it look like? sorry man. just dont know what some of this stuff is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    hmmmm.... whats a brillo pad? and where can i get this adhesion promotor(never hered of it). what does it look like? sorry man. just dont know what some of this stuff is.
    No worries. A brillo pad, an SOS pad or something that will scuff up the plastic to help the paint stick. The adhesion promotor I use is made by Dupont as well. Its in a spray can and should be right with the spray paints. Oreilleys or any auto part store that carries paint should have the adhesion promotor.

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    thanks man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    thanks man!
    LMK if you need anything else, post pics when you finish

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    i will. i'am painting the lights and the radiator support. I am about to order the polished engine bay kit, but i really want that brake cover that i posted.Dk who carries that one.

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    subscribe...this way i can try this mod when it warms up around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    LMK if you need anything else, post pics when you finish
    what do u think will look better on my battery cover? the plain polish look or
    the SS logo and my built number engraved in clear. kinda like this but on the batery cover.

    http://store.specializedstainless.co...et/Detail?no=5

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    i say the ss.

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    u mean have it engraved? i'm getting the head plate w/ the SS. u think it might be to many logo's in there? dk what to do...maybe i should keep it clean and leave the cover plain.
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    it would actually look something like this with my built number at the bottom

    http://www.spinnerpremiumdesigns.com/
    but with this cut.kinda like a light see through cut.
    http://store.specializedstainless.co.../Detail?no=118

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01SOMSS! View Post
    it would actually look something like this with my built number at the bottom
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    but with this cut.kinda like a light see through cut.
    http://store.specializedstainless.co.../Detail?no=118
    I like that look

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