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Offline tobkob

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2017, 09:37:09 PM »
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tob is asking about the small front side light bulbs not the big park/turn signal 1157 bulb the way I read this post.
Actually Ed, I knew the 1157 was a painted bulb but was unsure about the marker light bulb, but I need both unless someone has a process to replicate the finish. I matched up a close color spray bomb but have been awfully busy and haven't had an opportunity to try it (that is why I haven't got back with you about the screws...soon...).

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2017, 11:16:58 PM »
I think I have the answer to the painted bulbs. I did a quick try  just to check the color and to see if the paint would hold up to the heat and I let them burn about 45 minutes and they still look ok plus they were plenty bright. They look very close in color to Marcus's examples.

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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2017, 01:20:53 AM »
I think I have the answer to the painted bulbs. I did a quick try  just to check the color and to see if the paint would hold up to the heat and I let them burn about 45 minutes and they still look ok plus they were plenty bright. They look very close in color to Marcus's examples.

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What paint were you successful with?
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 10:19:42 AM »
Bob, I'm not ignoring you but since I don't have an original to compare the color I have sent Ed a sample to get his opinion. ( I was sending him a package anyway.) Judging from the photo Marcus posted I think it is a pretty close match. I'll let you know when I hear from him.

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2017, 04:19:55 PM »
Checking in tobkob to see if we have confirmed a paint we can use on these bulbs?

Thanks!

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2017, 11:03:24 AM »
We do the all the time.  Buy NOS clear 1157s (common) and paint with safety yellow available at any hardware store. Key is color is actually yellow not orange
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2017, 11:26:26 AM »
Here is what I found to be a very close match.

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2017, 02:07:59 PM »
Looks good...nice work.
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2017, 08:44:53 PM »
That's exactly what you need   School bus yellow , safety yellow.  Same color
Tim Lea  Shelby concours judge MCA, SAAC, Mid America