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TAIL LAMP RESTORATION WITH --Q--VIDEO
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This weeks video with Q..Tail lamp resto ENJOY !Cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1biB-5SdJYk

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#2
Good stuff! I'll be doing this some day as well! Great pointers! Big Grin

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I look forward every week to watching these videos. good stuff.

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~Buddy
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#4
Great tips. When I refinished my 73 Mustang tail lights the reflective area of the housing had turned a dark color. After some research I learned the best recommendation was to paint the housing with a satin white plastic paint. The satin is recommended inststead of gloss to give the reflection an even glow. I used the Krylon Fusion for Plastic #2422 Satin Dover White. I did this over a year ago and am still very happy with the brightness and glow of my tail lights. Here is a before pic of the inside of the housing, but I forgot to take an after shot before reassembly. I painted the outside of the housing too, almost a perfect match to the original color of the plastic.

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Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

Our current Mustang garage/driveway
1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
2004 Mach 1 Oxford White Auto, Bought Sept 06


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Q: I always enjoy your videos. Thank you for taking the time to do them!

Mike: Pics of your car always, and I do mean always, make me smile!

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71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
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#6
Thanks, I will have to do that to mine!!
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#7
Informative video, Great music!

72 Q Code Mach 1, 351C, Toploader.
69 Torino GT Convertible, 351W, FMX
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#8
Q, How well does the cleaner work? My taillights seem to have some kind of paint or primer on them. It's hard to notice from a few feet away but up close it looks bad. Right now replacing them is not in the budget.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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Two thumbs up ...

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#10
Awh, man,
I did this and put them back in just yesterday. Had I known, there was gonna be a tutorial, I woulda waited a day or two.
Thanx again for answering my question about the way the gasket goes on.

I found the hardest part was getting the rest of the old gaskets and the glue off the housings. That took an awful lot of time.

Painted my reflectors a satin white. Just like Ole Pony said, it makes for a very even glow without any highlights in the reflection.

But I did take before and after pics. So in addition to Ole Ponys post pre pic here they are.
This is what they looked like after cleaning them. Notice the difference in color between the two:
   
This after the paint:
   

Oh, by the way, for the initial cleaning I used this very handy device which was designed for this exact application. This is a great tool that everybody should have, the "ACME Headlight Reflector Cleaner 2000"! Works like a charm!Big Grin
   

When not in use, the wife likes to put the dishes in which works surprisingly well too!
(I'll probably get my butt kicked, if she ever sees this!Confused)

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