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Old 05-21-2013, 06:45 PM
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Default Tail light reflector pans

I am getting ready to assemble my 60 t-bird tail lights and was wondering what is the finish on the reflectors? It looks like some kind of paint. I have some that have some rust spots on them and would like to restore them. What do I use?
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:05 PM
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I've used reflector tape, aluminum foil and a host of other stuff. The BEST thing out there is at the 'dollar store'. You know those helium balloons? Yeah, the shiny chrome looking ones? They are plastic. Glue a piece to the back of your housing and trim off the excess. Now compare sides. It's amazing how much brighter the same bulbs shine. - Dave
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:54 PM
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Here's an interesting post that compares brightness and heat generated with white and chrome painted reflectors.
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