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: best trim paint for restoring silver reflectors in rear tail lights?



6.5
July 3rd, 2009, 05:14 AM
That about sums up the question.

I'm looking for a good silver/chrome paint that will restore the tail lights.

Anyone have any good suggestions? I'm hoping that I don't need to get these rechromed and can use a spray paint. I'm not even sure they were originally chrome, so perhaps someone out there knows exactly the color I would need.

Thanks!

mo2872
July 3rd, 2009, 01:27 PM
Don't know the exact color, but originally was painted, IIRC. Any old rattle can silver should be sufficient.

CATHOUSE
July 3rd, 2009, 05:58 PM
Eastwood offers a spray can kit for doing this exact job.

Randy Goodling
CCOA #95

6.5
July 6th, 2009, 04:23 PM
Are you referring to their almost chrome or liquid chrome? I hope you mean their almost chrome....

jcbingcougar
July 6th, 2009, 05:32 PM
I believe he's referring to their reflective aluminum paint.

6.5
July 24th, 2009, 08:44 AM
ended up going with Rust-oleum chrome. Found a website that did some comparisons and the Rustoleum came out the winner. It really looks great and can't beat the price.

68Kat
July 26th, 2009, 05:16 PM
How was the reflection before and after? Did you sand and prime the buckets 1st?

snakepit
July 26th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Just recently did this on a 69 Shelby (sorry have not posted an article yet on another site but will soon) Sanded the surface first to assure a smooth surface (can't expect it to reflect if it's rough) then shot it with a very reflective rattle can paint - Aervo Chrome Galvanized

Worked great IMHO


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/firetrainer/69%20GT350%20Restoration/Taillightreflectorrespray1.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/firetrainer/69%20GT350%20Restoration/Taillightreflectorresprayproduct.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/firetrainer/69%20GT350%20Restoration/9F02M481897TLpanelBlck.jpg

S-Code
July 27th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Just recently did this on a 69 Shelby (sorry have not posted an article yet on another site but will soon) Sanded the surface first to assure a smooth surface (can't expect it to reflect if it's rough) then shot it with a very reflective rattle can paint - Aervo Chrome Galvanized

Worked great IMHO

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/firetrainer/69%20GT350%20Restoration/Taillightreflectorrespray1.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/firetrainer/69%20GT350%20Restoration/Taillightreflectorresprayproduct.jpg


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/firetrainer/69%20GT350%20Restoration/9F02M481897TLpanelBlck.jpg
That does look good. Nothing wrong with that at all.

6.5
August 14th, 2009, 03:16 PM
How was the reflection before and after? Did you sand and prime the buckets 1st?

Before and after is like night and day. They really look good. I'll post a pic when I get some time. I'll have to pull them apart, but I think it would be worth it to show you all the final product.

I sanded, but did not prime. I guess I could have, but didn't see a need. Maybe I will in a year or two if it starts to rust, but I used rustoleum, dammit!
I'd be kinda pissed. :angryfi: