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How Does One Make Clear Lenses Amber?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BLACKnBLUE, May 26, 2011.

  1. May 26, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    BLACKnBLUE

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    So I found some great lights that mount flush to any thin material, either metal, fiberglass, or plastic (whatever the case may be). In my case, I am looking to mount them to my front ARB bumper. However, the lenses on these lights come clear. Does anyone know a product that can you can "spray on" to make the lenses amber instead of clear?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. May 26, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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  3. May 26, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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  4. May 26, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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  5. May 26, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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  6. May 26, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    LOL uh... Well I really like these ones because of how flush they mount. I'd prefer an orange/amber lens as opposed to a clear lens with amber LEDs. I actually just got the lights in the mail this evening when I got home from work but they're not as bright as I expected. Well, actually it's not quite dark yet so as soon as it is I'll be headed out to my truck to test them.
     
  7. May 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    Sorry! I can't find my camera so I had to use the sucky camera on my phone... here are the ones I was able to get. Brighter than I thought now that it's actually dark outside! :D

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    ^^^ I know it's hard to tell, but the light is sitting on top of my battery... camera thought it was pretty bright...
     
  8. May 27, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    They look brighter than they are. It's hard to explain, but looking at the light is bright but the lights don't seem to 'cast' a whole lot of light... But for just running light they should work pretty good! I don't know if I'll try to make them amber or not.

    One thing I do know is that lamin-x won't work cuz the lights are first, sealed, and second, the outside is not smooth nor flat but rather bumpy or angular and curved, so I think it'd have to be the krylon paint product. Could be a fun little project though...
     
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