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Old 03-27-2013, 07:35 AM   #41
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Thier .PDF on application tips for metalcast says:

Over Bare Plastic
- Desgrease
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- Apply 1-2 light coats of CP199 Adhesion Promoter

Doesn't mention anything about a chrome or metalcast base coat.


I am painting the Turn Signal and light bulb chrome blue (metalcast), the iris shrouds will be gloss black (enamel). Metalcast doesn't have a black and their smoke color looked a bit like graphite on the net from the pics I saw. That is why I am using the engine enamel paint.

As for duplicolors response, I think you're right, they probably thought I was painting the lenses.


Metalcast™

Dupli-Color® Metalcast™ Anodized Color turns ordinary chrome pieces into a bright, transparent-colored metallic finish in an easy one-step process. Metalcast is a durable enamel finish that is oil, gas, and heat resistant to 500° F intermittently, making it ideal for interior, exterior, and high-heat applications under the hood. Specially formulated to work over properly prepared shiny, bare metal, and faux chrome-like surfaces.
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Just trust me from experience of unhappy customers at Advance where I work. It has to be over chrome or the metalcast base coat.

http://www.carid.com/universal-paint...t-4014531.html

It will just look like a boring light blue runny paint if you don't use the base or do it over chrome
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Did you buy those in February when TRS had a 25% off sale?
Yes And I got the Halos Free
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Metalcast™

Dupli-Color® Metalcast™ Anodized Color turns ordinary chrome pieces into a bright, transparent-colored metallic finish in an easy one-step process. Metalcast is a durable enamel finish that is oil, gas, and heat resistant to 500° F intermittently, making it ideal for interior, exterior, and high-heat applications under the hood. Specially formulated to work over properly prepared shiny, bare metal, and faux chrome-like surfaces.
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Just trust me from experience of unhappy customers at Advance where I work. It has to be over chrome or the metalcast base coat.

http://www.carid.com/universal-paint...t-4014531.html

It will just look like a boring light blue runny paint if you don't use the base or do it over chrome
Harumph, I wonder why duplicolor doesn't have that in their tips but it is listed on the same page as the rest of the metalcast stuff.

I assume that goes on over the primer right?

I will have to go to my local store and pick that up. Thanks for letting me know tho.

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Awwwwwwwww dangit, I am mad that I missed that sale. I emailed TRS to see if they had any sales coming up but they said no, guessing their next sale is memorial day but I don't want to wait that long.
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Just finished painting my chrome bowls, looks pretty good but I don't have any pics right now. I will try to update when I get home.

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What is the running temperature on HID headlights?

I ask because I want to put some clear on the paint so I don't scratch it when installing the projectors. I don't want to buy a special high temp clear, (if they make it) and the clearcoat I have says: Do not apply to surfaces that reach 200 degrees (From Rustoleum Technical Data Sheet (TDS)). I wouldn't think it would reach 200 degrees, but better safe than sorry.

Maybe I'll just take extra care when installing them but that small piece of mind I would get in the clear coat would be worth it IMO.

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Paint looks a bit funny in this one from the flash

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Haven't had time to clear it, tape will come off once I finish
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Just finished painting my chrome bowls, looks pretty good but I don't have any pics right now. I will try to update when I get home.

Question:

What is the running temperature on HID headlights?

I ask because I want to put some clear on the paint so I don't scratch it when installing the projectors. I don't want to buy a special high temp clear, (if they make it) and the clearcoat I have says: Do not apply to surfaces that reach 200 degrees (From Rustoleum Technical Data Sheet (TDS)). I wouldn't think it would reach 200 degrees, but better safe than sorry.

Maybe I'll just take extra care when installing them but that small piece of mind I would get in the clear coat would be worth it IMO.

Use engine clear paint, that does 500 degrees
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I decided I don't like the look of the lights w/out the bars so I am going to find a super cheap light on eBay, take it apart, and paint the plastic black. Why settle for something I don't like when I am putting so much time into these already. Might as well just paint both so they don't look different from one another.
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Do it up, is your car blue?

That is going to look SICK if so!

Now i kind of wish mine were blue! But I like the chrome look too!

Right one is the current set up

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Do it up, is your car blue?

That is going to look SICK if so!

Now i kind of wish mine were blue! But I like the chrome look too!

Right one is the current set up

No it's actually red


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But I am going to put Lamin-X tint over them so the blue is going to look a bit less shiny. If you look closely in the next pic you can see a hint of blue from my headlight bulbs reflecting off the chrome.


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I always caught a flicker of blue when I would walk by the lights and thought it looked good. I decided if I ever do a retrofit I would paint the chrome blue. Should have had enough foresight to drill the holes for the high beam wiring before I finished painting .

Pro Tip:A little painters tape over the spot you're drilling always helps prevent scratches.

EDIT: 4/15/2013

Just ordered the lights: $230, think I got a deal?


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So I just realized I bought the DS2's instead of H1's. The only difference I can see between the two is Projectors, Ballasts, and bulbs.

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Projectors:
Morimoto Mini H1 6.0 Bi-xenon
Ballasts:
Morimoto 3Five
Bulbs:
Morimoto 3Five H1

DS2
Projectors:
Morimoto Mini D2S 2.0 Bi-xenon
Ballasts:
Morimoto 3Five/5Five
Bulbs:
Morimoto D2S

Can anyone tell me what the difference is specifically or are the DS2's just a step above the H1's?

Also wondering if the DS2's have the same problem with the solenoid sticking on the high beam setting?
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