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Old 07-12-2017, 06:40 AM   #1
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Default For those that did a retrofit, did you paint your sidemarker?

I'm going to be doing installing a D2S projector, DD C-light and painting the chrome housing. My question is, did you guys paint your orange side markers? I was told that painting it causes bubbling up, warping and cracking in the long term. Subispeed is selling a sidemarker that's smoked, I'm considering getting that.

For those of you who painted your sidemarkers, do you have any issues with it? The paint that will be used to paint my headlights and sidemarker is PPG paint
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:15 PM   #2
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If you paint them correctly, that won't be a cause for concern. RetroShop painted our 2015 Mustang's housings gloss black (incl. sidemarkers), and they look just as good as they did on day 1.



The smoked sidemarker lenses are also a nice option, if you don't wish to paint.

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Old 07-12-2017, 03:37 PM   #3
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If you decide to tint amber reflectors for a smoked look, DON'T use nightshades, use vinyl. The heat causes it to melt inside the housing. I guess the material it's made out of (PC/PMMA?) with nightshades cause its heat resistance to diminish.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:46 AM   #4
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I did. 2 years ago! Still looks great
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thanks for the info guys!
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