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Im starting to paint my interior and i was wondering if theres any way to save the lights in the interior ****, so after i paint them that i still have a light...... it sounds kinda dumb but im just wondering. after the paint is dry could i scrape the paint off the part that lights up err am i s.o.l. Thanx
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Im starting to paint my interior and i was wondering if theres any way to save the lights in the interior ****, so after i paint them that i still have a light...... it sounds kinda dumb but im just wondering. after the paint is dry could i scrape the paint off the part that lights up err am i s.o.l. Thanx
i think so....if u need replacements because u f-ed em up let me know ive got like 10 pairs of these things lol
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Im starting to paint my interior and i was wondering if theres any way to save the lights in the interior ****, so after i paint them that i still have a light...... it sounds kinda dumb but im just wondering. after the paint is dry could i scrape the paint off the part that lights up err am i s.o.l. Thanx
stick a little piece of masking tape over it and cut around it with an exacto knife.

otherwise, the ease of removal and how it'll look afterwards depends on what kind of paint you use.

also, if you want the ***** to look real good, sand 'em smooth first. always use primer.
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you should be able to pop the plastic lens out before you paint. Mine come out very easy and they go back together just fine.
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you should be able to pop the plastic lens out before you paint. Mine come out very easy and they go back together just fine.
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i popped out the clear plastic, painted em blue with stained glass window paint, and put them back in after i painted my ***** so it lit up blue.
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Hey, thanx guys, i didnt know that lense popped out. barrman, did you have to do anything to the lense before you paint?
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i cant remember if the lenses were already tinted factory green. if they were, i scraped off the green tint and just applied the stained glass window paint with a small brush.
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wicked man, thanx alot, imma have to look into this more.
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Mine were solid green plastic with white paint on the end that sticks thru the ****.

I was tempted to fill the them with hot glue and change the HVAC lighting to get the color I want.
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