Sun Faded Tail Lights


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dancbx
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Sun Faded Tail Lights

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This could really be posted for all models. I recently picked up a 96SE that had faded aftermarket tail/brake lights that looked like hell. I was about to take them off when I remembered I had some Tamiya red clear model paint from my model making days. Work great! They look new again. It is an acrylic formula so it should last.
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Quick, easy, and inexpensive fix. Thanks!
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I use fingernail polish. Large variety of colors and easy to find. Very durable with clear coat. Built in brush too.
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Re: Sun Faded Tail Lights

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What is a "red clear" paint? Is the paint red or clear? I suspect you mean clear gloss paint.
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Ray Aube
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They turned out really good. Let us know how well they hold up over time.
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BlueThunder wrote: Sun Oct 03, 2021 6:05 pm What is a "red clear" paint? Is the paint red or clear? I suspect you mean clear gloss paint.
Red Clear paint is what it is- red clear paint. Like a dye.
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Re: Sun Faded Tail Lights

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Ray Aube wrote: Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:01 pm They turned out really good. Let us know how well they hold up over time.
Thank you sir, we'll do.


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