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    Shroud Paint

    I am finally getting my retro rolling and want some info before gathering all my supplies!
    So questions questions.......I have some e55's and I need shrouds to keep them from leaking light all over the place. I will be using some apollos and I want to color match them to my car (silver).
    • Will I need to use high heat paint on my shrouds? on the outside not inside where light hits them.
    • OR can I use standard spray paint and bake them...?
    I see a lot of people with painted shrouds and i cant imagine that all the various colors are high heat paint...
    Thanks!

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    I used OEM body matched PPG paint (white) on my first retro. Its been almost a year and they look just as good as day 1 still.

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    standard auto paint works just fine.

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    Nice!! widen my options substantially... Do I need to cure them through any process, or just paint and install?

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    Let them cure full before installing.

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    Whats the point of painting them? I thought you couldn't see the shrouds anyway?
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    ^the shrouds are to cover up the projector assembly, and add a little style...


    just be sure to dechrome them before painting-- my gatling guns took a good 3-4 hours in oven cleaner to get dechromed(the oven cleaner method means you don't need to sand the texture out of the shroud)..

    i used the krylon plastic paint, and it came out really good(the red stripe is standard rattlecan-red though.)

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    I just litely scuff the chrome with 1000 grit sp....wet of course and after a cleaning...use duplicolor adhesion promoter and then I was using duplicolor perfect match...but the weather is giving me a no on that one so now I am using rustoleum wheel paint...goes on very smooth with no orange peel. Only 4 colors available though

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    ^the shrouds are to cover up the projector assembly, and add a little style...


    just be sure to dechrome them before painting-- my gatling guns took a good 3-4 hours in oven cleaner to get dechromed(the oven cleaner method means you don't need to sand the texture out of the shroud)..

    i used the krylon plastic paint, and it came out really good(the red stripe is standard rattlecan-red though.)

    that is so weird.......I just did a set with a red ring on 'em too!




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    lol... but mine were painted as a hid-correct copy of my first set of aftermarket lights! (i did these about 2-3 years ago):




    it looks like you ground down the outside to better fit the projector--i'm guessing a fx-r? any details on how you did that?


    though, on a red vehicle, i think that a accent ring like this is the perfect way to accent a dark housing without going tacky.. i had considered painting all the 'ridges' red as well..
    Last edited by soundman98; July 19th, 2011 at 08:12 PM.
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