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Old 05-15-2012, 06:08 AM   #1
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Want to paint Hella Housings

I am wanting to paint the outer housing on a pair of hella 1000 and a pair of hella 500. Do you recommend Rattle can, Plastic dip or some other paint.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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I'd recommend high temp paint. If they're anything like my PIAA's, the housings can get pretty toasty. Something like grille paint or engine enamel would do the truck. I would NOT use plastidip and 50/50 as to whether or not regular rattle can would hold up to the heat. My guess is it would because it's widely used with the BHLM.
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^ Yep, high-temp paint. I'd scuff them up first with steel wool/scotch-brite pad, clean them and then use a high temp primer... then follow with at least three solid coats of your finishing color. VHT is a great brand--available at most auto parts stores--and I have used it repeatedly with success.

Good luck... get some before and after shots for us.
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Thanks for the replies, I didn't even think of the high temp paint.
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