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dirknerkle
07-02-2010, 02:43 PM
Sometimes the paint comes off colored mini-lights, and there's a terrific product you can buy to restore them. It's Delta PermEnamel Transparent Glass Paint, available at your local Michael's Craft Store.

Some users have mentioned there are some metallic spray paint products available from auto parts stores, and they work well, too. But sometimes you need to fix only one or two bulbs, and I've found this paint to be really great.

http://deltacreative.com/uploads/media/documents/permenamel_0410.pdf

Skunberg
07-02-2010, 02:59 PM
Work's on blue?

Capt'n Jack
07-02-2010, 03:09 PM
What does the black look like?

dirknerkle
07-02-2010, 03:40 PM
Blue, red, green and yellow work great. Black works best when you paint with your eyes closed.

budude
07-02-2010, 03:58 PM
blue, red, green and yellow work great. Black works best when you paint with your eyes closed.

lol!

christmas-light
07-02-2010, 04:14 PM
Blue, red, green and yellow work great. Black works best when you paint with your eyes closed.

:D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF6PmqziNE8&NR=1 :D

LOL (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF6PmqziNE8&NR=1)

LabRat
07-02-2010, 04:42 PM
I heard that the black paint was particularly photo-sensitive, so for best results objects should be viewed with the lights off.

pmcpa
07-11-2010, 08:36 AM
You can also visit your local hobby shop, look for Tamiya Paint... they have Transparent colors in Red, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, and Smoke

Mactayl
07-11-2010, 08:50 AM
Man I've been looking for something like that for a long time since I have so many lights and some are still good but some of the paint flaked off the bulbs and I,ve try diff. paints to recolor and they did not work so well, how good is this stuff? (Tamiya Paint)

pmcpa
07-11-2010, 09:01 AM
Tamiya paints I have used on light bulbs for years in trains.... those bulbs get much hotter then mini's or c7's... think c9's.... just dip the bulbs, and let dry!

Steven010
07-12-2010, 10:13 PM
This year, I have over 200 strands of new clear minis, I plan on spraying them with Krylon X-Metals. Anyone have long term experience with durability?

http://www.krylon.com/products/xmetals/

dirknerkle
07-12-2010, 10:22 PM
Tamiya paints I have used on light bulbs for years in trains.... those bulbs get much hotter then mini's or c7's... think c9's.... just dip the bulbs, and let dry!

There are lots of Tamiya paints, some of which are likely opaque. Which formulations are translucent enough to allow light to show through?

pmcpa
07-12-2010, 10:26 PM
X27 - Clear Red
X26 - Clear Orange
X25 - Clear Green
X24 - Clear Yellow
X23 - Clear Blue
X19 - Smoke

pmcpa
07-12-2010, 10:27 PM
Sprays:
TS74 - Clear Red
TS73 - Clear Orange
TS72 - Clear Blue
TS71 - Smoke

LabRat
07-13-2010, 12:08 AM
Just an observation that I once attempted to change the color of the wire ona strand of minis from white to black. I drilled out a jig to stuff the bulbs into, so that I could safely spray the wire.

What I didn't expect was some type of reaction between the paint an the insulation on the wire, which prevented the paint from drying. Two days later you would still get a black line across your fingers if you grabbed the cable. The entire thing had to be trashed.

So "heads up" to be sure to test your paint on anything that it might some in contact with.