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Old 09-07-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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Painting OEM bullbs for stealth look?..

Hey all,
Just got my depo clears for all around on my 325i, and forgot to order the stealth bulbs. I was wondering if there is any type of spray paint that can be used to cover up the orange stock bulbs, yet still have light shine through?

I know it will have to be some type of high temp paint...just wondering if anyone has experimented with this and what brand of paint would work best.
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:25 PM   #2
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You can do this but like you mentioned, use high temp paint. The only issue you will run into is that even with high temp paint, over time, the coating will flake off. I actually did this to my stock bulbs and had to replace them within 3 months because they were flaking so bad.
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:41 PM   #3
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Also, the bulbs will run very hot since the heat is retained inside the bulb. Most Silver bulbs on the market are very inexpensive - like our InvisiLites.

The coating is thin enough to rid of the amber color, not coat the bulb completely.
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:55 PM   #4
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ill eventually get some 'real' steath bulbs, but for the time being i was looking for a quick convienient alternative.. Can anyone recommend a brand/type of paint?
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:01 AM   #5
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might as well just leave them in there until you get the stealth bulbs. save your money for the real things.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:01 AM   #6
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8/$13 delivered to your door, four stealth bulbs.
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