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Old 08-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #11
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What shrouds did you use and how are they mounted? I used the Mini Gatling and they look good but dont fill it up enough so its bout time for my forth retrofit lol
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What shrouds did you use and how are they mounted? I used the Mini Gatling and they look good but dont fill it up enough so its bout time for my forth retrofit lol
I went with the orbit shrouds. They mount with retainer rings and I trimmed them to be a really tight fit inside the reflector bucket.
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Wow, that is a nice red. What kind of paint did you use?

I might need to steal the paint scheme on your shrouds and try it on the mini gatlings.
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Best retrofit, I have seen. Damn nice work!!!!
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Wow, that is a nice red. What kind of paint did you use?

I might need to steal the paint scheme on your shrouds and try it on the mini gatlings.
I used rattle can touch up paint. Just got the kind that matched the color code for my car.

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Harumph, not even high heat?
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Harumph, not even high heat?
used high heat for the shields since they'd be closest to the bulbs.
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Was it Glossy or Matt?

I know they said use matt finish on the cutoffs so it doesn't give you any glare but I wouldn't think the shrouds would make a difference.

Only problem with that is you would have to get 2 different types of paint for something that isn't going to take much paint in the first place.

EDIT: OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Just saw what the annodized red looks like on a set of shrouds on a slowbalt. HOLY WOW, going to have to find some of that stuff. Good for up to 550* so I think it will stand up to what I will be using it for.

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Was it Glossy or Matt?

I know they said use matt finish on the cutoffs so it doesn't give you any glare but I wouldn't think the shrouds would make a difference.

Only problem with that is you would have to get 2 different types of paint for something that isn't going to take much paint in the first place.
These are the paints I used.

Touch up paint part # - BFM0306
Engine enamel paint part # - DE1605
Housing paint part # - DA1603
Clear coat paint part # - DA1692

All Dupli-Color since I'm somewhat of a fanboy

And yes, I had to buy 2 different kinds of paint. I wanted to make sure the external paint matched the car, its my CDO, and I wanted to make sure the sheild paint would withstand the heat from the bulbs.
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These are the paints I used.

Touch up paint part # - BFM0306
Engine enamel paint part # - DE1605
Housing paint part # - DA1603
Clear coat paint part # - DA1692

All Dupli-Color since I'm somewhat of a fanboy

And yes, I had to buy 2 different kinds of paint. I wanted to make sure the external paint matched the car, its my CDO, and I wanted to make sure the sheild paint would withstand the heat from the bulbs.
Can you get color matched, annodized, high heat paint? Also does that clear coat stand up pretty well to the heat?

I was thinking of painting the housing but once I throw some Lamin-X 6% tint over the lights the chrome reflectors will look kinda cool.
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