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  • From: West of Chicago
Side marker lights
Posted by garyo on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 10:17 AM
What are some option for detailing side marker lights on cars. Just red paint, or does anyone have a better option? While on the subject, how about the amber turn signal lights?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 11:14 AM
Testors has these

2723 Model Master - Turn Signal Amber 1/2 Oz.
2724 Model Master - Stop Light Red 1/2 Oz.
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  • From: Dayton, OH
Posted by mach12003 on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 11:15 AM
I use Tamiya clear red acrylic and clear orange acrylic. First, I either paint the side mark silver and let it dry or I cover it with Bare Metal Foil. Then I brush paint the clear paints mentioned above over top of the sliver or foil. Testors Stop Light Red and Turn Signal Amber also work well but still need to go over silver or foils as they are both fairly transparent in nature as well.

Here's an example using Bare Metal Foil and Tamiya acrylics:


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  • From: West of Chicago
Posted by garyo on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 1:21 PM
Thanks guys, (or maybe gals) thats what i was looking for. Big SmileBig Smile
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Posted by karbuildr on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:23 PM
I do the same as mach1, I apply bare metal foil first, then paint the side marker lights, but I use Tamiya Clear Red and Clear Orange. This isn't as close as the pic mach1 posted, but you'll get the idea.

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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 5:48 PM
Sign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - DittoSign - Ditto, by far the best way to do this. i've been doing mine like that for years. always happy with it...Big SmileBig Smile

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  • From: Foothills of Colorado
Posted by Hoser on Thursday, December 18, 2003 7:15 PM
One thing that has worked well for me is the paints that come in those 'stained glass' kits. You know - the clear plastic deals you paint and hang in the window? The ex bought one for about $3 and when she was finished there was a lot of the transparent paint left over. It thins with water and works great with BMF or if the turn signals and brake lights are molded in the chrome bumper. The white works well for backup lights.
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, December 18, 2003 11:13 PM
hey great tip hoser , thanksThumbs UpThumbs Up, at least the ex was good for something huhSmile,Wink, & Grin

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