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Icon3 anybody ever tried dye on the plain clear domelight?

gonna start changing all my interior lights to red in order to match my new red and black buckets

ive had some of tose colored domelight bulbs but the color fades ou really quick

i was thinking about using RIT dye to just change the lense to red just wondering if anyone has tried it and if it turned out good before i ruin a perfectly good lense lol. im AFRAID IT MIGHT LOOK PINK!

if nobody has i guess i'll go ahead and be the brave one and try and let everyone know how it turned out :)
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anyone? lol
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I'd bet it'll look pink.

Why not try some red LED bulbs?
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i've tried them---the thing with rit dye is you can get it as dark as you want. so if i soak it 3 or 4 times it will be a dark dark red. put a clear light in it and it should look good. i'll give it a shot. worse case i go to the u-pull and get a new one for 5 bucks haha
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Here's an idea....
Duplicolor metalcast RED.
I painted the orange area of my tail lights with it & they look better than they have in years. Don't see why it wouldn't work on the dome light cover.
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i've seen people doin homemade stuff with red and it turned out pink,but either way you go post pics of the finished product,but another thing here in this state red,blue lights on the inside will get you pulled for pretending to be a cop weither there flashing or not,i've had experince with that years ago,and let me tell you it's nothing like a cop running to your door with his hand on his gun for your blue or red lights inside/outside your car lol
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i dunno just not a painting fan haha. i'll give it a try though and post a pic when it's dark out and see what everyone thinks.

haha stephen that sucks! i live like 20 minutes from portland...all the cops are pretty chill when it comes to bright lights. the only thing people get pulled over for are purple hid's. i did get pulled over for my tinted windows though when i went to the coast last weekend. in town though i have been right next to a cop and they don't even pay attention. and i've driven by a cop at night with my headlights and foglights on(which are wayyyy bright) he didn't even notice. hell i saw a civic rolling around with green turn signals go by a cop lol
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i would use some candy apple red model paint. it's a transparent paint so light will still go through. the more coats, the darker it gets.
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i dunno just not a painting fan haha. i'll give it a try though and post a pic when it's dark out and see what everyone thinks.

haha stephen that sucks! i live like 20 minutes from portland...all the cops are pretty chill when it comes to bright lights. the only thing people get pulled over for are purple hid's. i did get pulled over for my tinted windows though when i went to the coast last weekend. in town though i have been right next to a cop and they don't even pay attention. and i've driven by a cop at night with my headlights and foglights on(which are wayyyy bright) he didn't even notice. hell i saw a civic rolling around with green turn signals go by a cop lol
yeah stay out of lexington,sc the cops love to mess with you here
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well i picked up the dye today! hopefully testing it tomorrow if i have time. pics to come!
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I know this is a late reply but I would personally go with LED bulbs. They run alot cooler and draw so little current that if you accidentally left it on you would not end up with a dead battery. In my experience, the incandescent bulbs melted some of the interior of the light fixture in the truck I was driving because I used that light alot while sitting at a truck stop to do paperwork or read for pleasure. If you live near a large truckstop, sometimes you can find LED bulbs there. If you do get LED bulbs, they are polarized so if it does not work one way, turn the bulb around.
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