Vintage Mustang Forums banner

1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I want to paint the buckets or holders of my rear taillights. Best color for reflection....silver?....white??? gloss white??
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,395 Posts
I painted the buckets bright silver and then applied aluminum tape to the surfaces cut from paper templates I had previously made. They reflect like chrome and greatly increased the brightness of the taillights.
742259
.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
351 Posts
Another option, should you down the path, is that some LED bulbs don’t need a reflector as they shoot straight out the back instead of radiating like an incandescent.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34,489 Posts
Years ago I painted mine white inside. Worked so well I never replaced the buckets.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,624 Posts
Eastwood, used to have a product specifically designed for reflective buckets. I used it years ago. Seems to work well. But then. it might be old technology by now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
411 Posts
There is a "chrome" paint in aerosol and I believe it is from Krylon. I used it on my 66 after I buffed up the light buckets.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,451 Posts
Years ago, I used an Eastwood Reflective spray paint. Seems fine, easy enough.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
130 Posts
I remember back in the day when I first got my car on the road I lined them with aluminum foil. LOL it actually works pretty good. They have since been replaced though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
443 Posts
Line the inside of the tail light buckets with aluminum tape like Rhutt recommended. It'll be more reflective than any paint. Years ago I had a 61 Falcon Ranchero and a prior owner had lined the inside of the tail lights with aluminum foil. Worked pretty well.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top