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carsdlt
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Faded rear lenses Reply with quote

I installed a set of those flat euro-style lens on my 181 a while back 'cause I like the different look from the standard lens. They are yellow-red-clear like the OE lens. But I find that the top yellow portion of the lens has started to fade out and become clear. There used to be a product back in the day you could use to spray on your clear park/signal lenses to color them yellow - does anybody know if that stuff is still available?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: Faded rear lenses Reply with quote

Find a Hobby shop or order online, you want Tamiya acrylic model paint.
They have clear colors; clear orange, red, blue etc, comes in 1/3 oz bottle.
Goes on without brush marks, there maybe a spray as well.

https://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/feature.php?article-id=72#.Wl4Q0vmnF0w

https://www.tamiyausa.com/articles/ln/72/X-chart-10ml.pdf
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Faded rear lenses Reply with quote

Thanx Harp...I'll give it a try.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Faded rear lenses Reply with quote

I'd try painting the lenses on the inside.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:58 am    Post subject: Re: Faded rear lenses Reply with quote

Yes the Tamiya paint is an excellent idea and is made to be painted on the inside of lexan plastic RC car bodies. It bonds to the plastic so it doesn't chip or flake off after a lot of collisions...just find a decent RC shop
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: Faded rear lenses Reply with quote

Your welcome, correct brush on paint from the inside. No need to spray, no masking, etc.

X24 clear yellow maybe mix to get the shade you want
X26 clear orange
X27 clear red I used this for the brake warning lenses

Did I mention soap and water clean up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:05 am    Post subject: Re: Faded rear lenses Reply with quote

Post a photo of your lenses.
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