1970 GS Taillight and Taillight housing paint

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by 70 GMuscle, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    What should I repaint my taillights with and what paint for the taillight housings for reflecting inside.
    I just cleaned off years of grime.
    Dishwasher did great !!!
    Thank you.
     
  2. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    The Brite aluminum engine enamel for the housing and cast blast aluminum or "Dull aluminum" spar var if you can still find it,..

    Some of the small factory match spray paint will work great too just a Brite silver
     
  3. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    Ok. Bright aluminum engine paint for reflective. Perfect.
    Now silver spray can for taillights?
    Thanks hugger. Hope Carolinas good for ya.
    We hope to visit my niece soon in Greenville.
     
  4. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    Cast blast. I remember that color.
     
  5. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    It me up when you're in town I'm 25min from Greenville
     
  6. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    Cool. Will do.
     
  7. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Sorry guys I hate to disagree. Originals were shiny almost but not quite chrome. They WERE NOT DULL. Never use enamel on plastic. It’s not designed for it. You want lacquer always on plastic. Enamel will peel, I used a chrome type paint on mine,
     
  8. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Alumiblast paint from Eastwood is a good match for tail light lenses again avoid enamel.
     
  9. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Didn't say to paint the buckets Dull aluminum,...that was for the lens edges,...the inside of the buckets I said the Brite aluminum engine enamel,..or you could use the Chrome paint if you can even pick it local anymore,..its not a high wear area,..the paint will hold up just fine in that environment

    And 98% of the time surface prep is the issue with Enamel
     
  10. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    Lacquer on most plastics just requires cleaning. Every plastic part I have seen enamel used on peels. I have GM service bulletins for painting plastic parts and the all call for Lacquer,
     
  11. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    No agree Laquer is the best for stuff you can't prep as well as needed
     
  13. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    So this Eastwood paint will work good?
     
  14. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Yea I'm sure it will be fine
     
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  15. Deogi2

    Deogi2 GSX - 4 speed

    I used the Eastwood aluma blast too for both the housings and lens. Not the 2k, just the regular stuff. B452CCC9-D090-4881-BF53-BEE32D939F7F.jpeg 8256C0E5-F4AC-46D9-9FAF-FD4799E47E4D.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
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  16. telriv

    telriv Well-Known Member

    I glue the brite side of Reynolds Wrap inside the housings. It looks great & lasts many years.
     
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  17. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    Looks great. 2k is what came up when I put the info in. First time I used Eastwood.
    What is the difference between the 2?
    Thanks
     
  18. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    2k has an activator in the bottom of the can,..once you pop it the can only be used once
     
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  19. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    Doesn’t say anywhere one time use on

    on further reading can...... 48 hours to use.
    No testing or touch up later.

    Great, found the info as you scroll down on the site.
    What a waste. No touch up later.
    Talk about a waste of product.
    Disposable like horrible freight.

    had to dig to find the regular alumablast.
    They promote the one usage paint.
    What a waste.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2021
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  20. 70 GMuscle

    70 GMuscle Plan B

    And the 2k is what they promote. Not the regular alumablast. Put alumablast in search. Only 2k shows up.
    Another waste.
     
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