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    Painting Head light internals.

    How do I go about painting the chrome internal of my headlamps? I kmow how t strippem down, its the painting I ma unsure about, Is it best to use paint like plasticote, as I dont need to primer them and it with stands a lot of heat, and goes on pretty smooth.
    Or black light tinting spray and laquer it afterwards to stop fade,
    Or Plastic primer, The automotive black rattle can paint, then laquer. Would this need rubbing down, before painting.

    Any hints and tips will me much appreciated.
    Thanks Brett

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    no one?

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    Personally, I'd rub down, plastic prime and then use a black acrylic rattle can - this should give a good finish without needed to laquer.

    I would have though the paint would bake nicely once under the heat of the head lights.

    Whether it would work or not is another matter :shock: .

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    I'd like to know this too... Bret, let me know how you go on with it & possibly how to strip down the lights,

    Ta,
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    would this not effect how much light is emmited from the headlamp unit ?

    I thought the chrome bit was a reflector the refelected and focused the light onto the road ?

    Maybe im wrong can someone confirm if this is / isnt the case.
    im bored !

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    good point... still interested in doing this myself to be honest.
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    he would only be painting the part which comes as black in the coupe light anyway, so it must be road legal.

    personally i'd look into some hammerite high temp paints, just to make sure that it wouldn't burn when hot
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    oh........................i thought he meant the whole thing ops:
    im bored !

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    How do u get the light to seperate?

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    you could use plasti kote oven/barbecue paint,its very dark
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