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Faux Euro Turns! 99.9% effective

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:57 pm
by wickedgoodneon
Well I've been meaning to do a project like this for a very long time. I could just never find the right paint to do so, until now. I've looked and researched plenty of orange and amber paints. I finally found one designed for car lenses. The brand is called VANS. The paint is called LENS ORANGE

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I have amber turns on the car now that I got from thegreenmachine(Benoit). They looked ok, but they for damn sure are not orange.

I also picked up 2 brand new turn lenses from rockauto.com. I was getting some new headlight seals and I saw that the lenses were $2.50 a piece so I couldn't pass them up.

The new turns are made by TYC so I figured that they would be a good product.
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The Ambers, YUCK!
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New VS. Ambers
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It took overall about 3 coats. I think they look really good. But you tell me
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I think the reason the lenses look so dark on the car is because I didn't have the bulbs installed as I took them back of to let them cure inside overnight

Overall the paint costs me $32 and change shipped plus the $5 i spent on the turns. So under $40 for Faux euro turns that actually look good. I think I have enough paint to do 2 more sets of turns too. So if you really wanna break it down your looking at $15.75 for the project.

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:32 pm
by BaLLisTiK
So... Would you consider maybe selling a set already painted, for like around $25 shipped?

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 7:05 pm
by wickedgoodneon
Maybe.

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:25 pm
by 2drSRT4
That's not bad at all. How much is the paint?

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:56 pm
by BaLLisTiK
Look underneath the last pic at the bottom, Chris.

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:07 am
by 2drSRT4
I knew that, I was just testing to see if you guys were paying attention. If you lower the price to 18 a set, I'll order a set also, and can get a couple more people to order some.

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:02 pm
by wickedgoodneon
At $18 a set Id be loosing money. If I really do sell some more sets it will be $35 a set

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:13 pm
by 2drSRT4
I'll buy a set for 25 bucks. But you said you could do about 3 sets with one can. One can is 32 plus 5 bucks each set of turns, so in total for 3 sets, you spend a total of 48 dollars. 48/3=16. At 18 dollars, you get 2 dollars profit. Based on the numbers you gave us. But I'll pay the 25 just fine.

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:01 am
by BaLLisTiK
Chris, shipping is gonna be well more than $2. lol
You got shipping + labor + Costs... I'm down for a set. Just let me know the Shipped price.


Got your PM. Thanks

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:26 pm
by 2drSRT4
Shipping will be like 5 dollars, sorry. So let's say 20, plus his time, which isn't much more than 30 minutes for the pair, I don't think it is more than 30 minutes anyway, so a couple dollars more. Let's say 22-25, I guess your price was decent.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:57 pm
by wpgneon
... Okay there "chris"

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:34 pm
by Ianguilly
Did you shoot a clearcoat over it?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:32 pm
by wickedgoodneon
No I did not, The paint is a lens specific paint so Im pretty confident that it will hold up.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:23 pm
by 2drSRT4
wpgneon wrote:... Okay there "chris"
Lol where did you come from and why?

Euros

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:53 pm
by ricker91878
Does no one care for eurolights?ImageImage