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    Super Cheap AND Easy upgrade that is AMAZING!!!

    Whats Happening Everybody!!

    Ok, I was doing an upgrade on the MMMM and was looking for paint. I ended up buying about 4 cans of different colors of Grey/Gray/Aluminum/Stainless Steel Krylon paint. At $8.00 a can, I wasnt going to waste any!!

    Of course, None of them were/are the right color. So, what did do? I started "lookin" for stuff to paint.

    What happened next, Shocked AND surprised me!!! I took the tail lights apart and cleaned the reflective surface of the inside of the housing. I grabbed my Krylon Rust Tough Enamel (( RTA 9213 Aluminum )) The lid does NOT represent the paint. This paint is BRIGHT and REFLECTIVE too. I taped off the spaces between the lenses so they show a definte line between the stop/turn/reverse lenses.

    I layed on 3 coats and was impressed to say the least!! THEN IT HAPPENED!!! I bolted the back together and slapped them back on the truck. The lights are at least 3x brighter than before!! Reverse lights I can actually back up with. Turn signals are very noticable!!! I was so impressed I took the cargo light off and sprayed the inside of that housing too! The cargo light only had a piece of reflective tape. Now, It lights up the bed like it was intended.

    So for $8 and about an hour of your time, Easy upgrade!!!

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    Interesting. Got any pictures?
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    eastwood has reflective paint for light fixtures, but its way more than that - great find!!!
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    NOAHWINS, Sadly, Like sooo many of my upgrades, I just dive in with out taking before, during and after pictures.
    PENNYMAN, Oh I can imagine there are lots of reflective paints. This was just a fluke that I purchased the paint and it is as reflective as it is!!

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    I'm going to try out a technique I used on my wife's Honda Elite 50 scooter tail light by 'foiling' a spare set of tail lights for my L200/gen 1. I masked up the globe socket and coated the back half of the housing with spray glue, then pressed aluminium foil into it by hand. The rear brake light on the scooter was abysmal but the alfoil made a big improvement.

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    Thread needs pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chargerx3 View Post
    Thread needs pics.
    ...and I need a new DSLR! Got plenty of projects in the pipe requiring photos. When I get a camera, I'll start uploading.

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    DSLR? Bah. This is why Steve Jobs invented the cameraphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff V. View Post
    DSLR? Bah. This is why Steve Jobs invented the cameraphone.
    I am a luddite. It seems most other people are luddites as well considering the frequency they destroy their smurtfones. Or upload their pictures inverted or sideways... I liked the DSLR - I could take amazing pictures with it (and none of them were of food )

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    My wife is a professional graphic artist and photographer, so I get what you're saying. She's got a really nice Canon DSLR. Still, the 'best' camera is the one you have available when you need it.

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    Thanks for the find, I was planning to do something like this to mine. Maybe all of the signals

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