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Want to paint Hella Housings

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Rellik01, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    Rellik01

    Rellik01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bull Guard powder coated white, chrome aftermarket tail lights,Led interior lights, Factory roof rack, Bug deflector, Factory tow package, Garmin GPS, Viper 5901 alarm with auto start, Weather tech window wind deflectors, , 3" Tube steps powder coated white, CB Radio, Radio Scanner.
    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.
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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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.
     
  3. May 15, 2012 at 6:21 AM
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    rleeharris

    rleeharris "Old Timer," compliments of 11Taco2.7

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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.
     
  4. May 15, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    Rellik01

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    Thanks for the replies, I didn't even think of the high temp paint.
     
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