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My mustang domelight refinish

Well I bought a Mustang dome light for the truck. Big thumbs up to him, I bought a grey one to match truck. I guess im a bit particular, but the finish on the light was really good, just a little wear spot where you hit the maplight buttons and also where the bulbs get hot, the plastic was discolored on the inside a little. So i decided to match the black accents in the truck a little by painting my domelight Satin Black with Krylon Fusion for Plastics.

Here is the Domelight before, you can see the little discoloration by the button hole:



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For those of you that have never tried Krylon Fusion, its is honestly the best spraypaint on the market IMHO. I have used both the regular Fusion and the Fusion for Plastics ans they coat soooooo well and even! Plus the sating black has such a nice sheen to it.

I will be installing the dome light this weekend, ill update the thread then!
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I love Krylon paint, it's always worked great for me.

You gonna do LED's?
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I love Krylon paint, it's always worked great for me.

You gonna do LED's?
I may do it, only problem though, i dont have a soldering gun nor do ai hant to buy one. Papa might have one. So which LEDs so I use?
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I'm not sure what would work best there.

Do you have an estimate of the space available in the bulb locations?
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not alot
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I used the stock replacement LED bulbs in my 150 and they work fine. Its not as bright as a LED board but its plenty bright to light the truck up at night. Not too expensive either. If you want to do the boards I have a soldering gun and can actually use it pretty decently.
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I used the stock replacement LED bulbs in my 150 and they work fine. Its not as bright as a LED board but its plenty bright to light the truck up at night. Not too expensive either. If you want to do the boards I have a soldering gun and can actually use it pretty decently.
Does Advance or Autozone have stock replacement LED bulbs for this one? id be mmore interested in those. I dont even know a bulb number for these bulbs
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I would order them from V-LEDS.COM | LED Dome, Map, License Plate, Reverse, DRL, Turn Signal, Brake Lights, much better quality.

The bulb size is a 194, so any of these would work.

http://www.v-leds.com/194-168-158-LE...orLanding/true

I would go with these personally

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED/C...viewsTabAnchor
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that looks really nice, what colour is the cab ?
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Looks great! I'm really wishing I took the one out of my parts car before I sold it... and Krylon is great!
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so those ones you'd personally go with trent, I just take factory bulb out and replace with these?
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that looks really nice, what colour is the cab ?
its the darker gray that comes in the newer rangers, but i still have the black door inserts around the door handle, black seats, black cupholders, and black floor console
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Nice job on the dome light...
Fusion FTW.

Just order some T10 base LED bulbs from evilBay, probably 9 LED's per bulb should fit. They'll REALLY make a difference.

Here's mine, 2x 9 LED T10 bulbs & a 6 LED festoon (long round bulb):

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BTW: A cheap solder iron is only about $5
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I went ahead and installed it to see what it would look like, I still have to run a power wire for the dome lights, but now ya'll have installed pictures



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Looks dern good to me!
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Hey hey hey!! Looks good
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I'm the one whom he bought the dome light from....i have more $15.00 each
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R the bulbs different for the Map Lights.
Make sure to get the LED Bulbs that have some extra downward light.
Looks good,


p.s. How’s the wife doing and how are the teeth coming along?
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