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paint for bhlm question...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by hawkman, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. Nov 26, 2010 at 2:19 AM
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    hawkman

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    I've looked at some of the write ups on the bhlm and haven't seen anything about primer or clear coat, am i just lookin over these steps are do u just use black paint alone?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2010 at 4:34 AM
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    Brunes

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    You can use whatever you'd like. I think the Krylon fusion is designed for plastic...so primer and/or adhesion promoter aren't needed I don't think. And clear coat isn't really needed cause it's inside the lens- so it doesn't need the extra wear resistance.


    Edit- I didn't mention that you can use those things if you want tho. Clear coat can add more shine to the paint....Primer never really hurts anything I don't think...
     
  3. Nov 26, 2010 at 4:49 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i think i used kyrlons clear plastic promoter first.the paint is meant for plastic but i took the extra step to make sure i didnt have to do it again.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2010 at 4:51 AM
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    i used krylon fusion satin black paint and has lasted two years with no primer etc... great paint and slight sheen to it
     
  5. Nov 26, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    Rocketball

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    I wet sanded the chrome off first to get to the plastic. It's a very thin coating and comes off quick.

    Primed with Duplicolor adhesion promoter.

    Painted with 3 coats of color matched paint.

    No clear coat since it was being protected by the headlight lens.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    Rustoleum falt black from Home Depot gives a good finish. Ive used Krylon fusion and did not like The finish. I never used primer and lights have turned out great.
     
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