Light housing paint colors
#1
Hi all,

Currently restoring a 1970 Mach 1. I am close to wanting to paint the insides of my sport lamp housings and tail light housings. I have read many threads that refer to sport lamp housings and am now confused. I am under the impression that the original finish inside the sport lamp housing is a kind of plating process finish. If you were to replicate this finish via painting what color would you choose. I pose the same question for the brackets that hold the sport lamps and the inside of the tail light housings.

Thanks in advance

Nemstang

p.s. my mach was built at Metuchen Dec 5/69
Reply
#2
Not sure about your 70, but on my 73 tail lights I used a flat white plastic paint to paint the inside of the housings. From advice that I have read in various places the general recommendation is not to use a gloss paint, the flat give off a more even reflection and a warm glow. I'm not at home, but in a few days I can check on the paint brand and exact color that I used. Here is a before pic, somehow I forgot to take an after pic before I reassembled the taillights. Good luck.

[Image: DSCF4733.jpg]
Reply
#3
Thanks Rare Pony!
Reply


Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Need paint match advise from expert auto painter rindel 2 4,156 06-07-2020, 11:55 PM
Last Post: Mustangmike
  1969 Mustang Paint Codes & Colors Mach 1 Club 20 36,479 03-28-2019, 02:46 AM
Last Post: BLACK JADE 69
  Correct engine paint for 1969 351w rindel 5 13,495 06-05-2015, 10:24 PM
Last Post: Mach1FatherFigure
  1970 Mustang Paint Codes & Colors Mach 1 Club 0 8,087 08-03-2010, 02:40 PM
Last Post: Mach 1 Club

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Latest Threads
428 CJ headers
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
10-24-2021 10:59 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 89
MAch 1 ordered May 8 2021, Still waiting...
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
10-23-2021 11:25 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 195
Happy birthday Steven Harris
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
10-22-2021 11:14 AM
» Replies: 23
» Views: 35046
At What Price Do You Start Worrying Abou...
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
10-22-2021 11:10 AM
» Replies: 27
» Views: 46520
Turn signal electrical issue 1970 Mach 1
Last Post: flananuts
10-21-2021 09:01 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 124
Dome light wiring
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
10-19-2021 12:53 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 131
A/C not blowing
Last Post: Limeyboy
10-13-2021 07:09 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 138
Blinkers on solid
Last Post: Limeyboy
10-13-2021 07:30 AM
» Replies: 13
» Views: 889
Proportioning Valve
Last Post: JackWagon3
10-12-2021 01:31 AM
» Replies: 7
» Views: 504
Walk to end Alzheimer's
Last Post: bob.harlan
10-10-2021 09:44 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 223
Fuel Issue
Last Post: Steven Harris
10-09-2021 03:39 PM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 592
30 years later...
Last Post: Steven Harris
10-09-2021 03:28 PM
» Replies: 31
» Views: 63648
Locking differential brand recommendatio...
Last Post: Steven Harris
10-03-2021 02:23 PM
» Replies: 7
» Views: 480
Upgrade to electric fuel pump
Last Post: JackWagon3
10-01-2021 09:12 PM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 475
Tire clearances
Last Post: Steven Harris
09-27-2021 01:47 AM
» Replies: 17
» Views: 1115
What's One More Iron In The Fire!
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
09-25-2021 08:50 AM
» Replies: 119
» Views: 181192
MCA Oklahoma
Last Post: Steven Harris
09-24-2021 12:40 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 347
My Newest Project - My Youngest Child
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
09-23-2021 11:45 AM
» Replies: 50
» Views: 48673
Mexican made mustang 1972 Mach 1
Last Post: Mexistang
09-22-2021 12:13 PM
» Replies: 21
» Views: 1523
"Jacobra"
Last Post: Steven Harris
09-18-2021 03:11 PM
» Replies: 82
» Views: 111425

>