Tailight red

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Tailight red

Post  brian on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:13 pm

Does anyone know the best paint to use to replicate the paint used on tailights. I need it to be red, while still being a little transparent.

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Re: Tailight red

Post  Ryan_C on Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:18 pm

Tamiya claer red x-27
Paints clear lenses red while still leaving them transparent if you know what I mean. Best applied as 2-3 thin coats about 5-10 mins apart
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Post  Ford Motorsport on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:23 am

Try Humbrol clear cote red 1321 works very well, just recoat as required to achieve the correct effect.

Also Humbrol clear cote orange 1322 is good for indicators
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Re: Tailight red

Post  Hampton Caught on Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:18 pm

Whilst not giving a transparent finish, I've used a combination of red, white, orange and yellow Humbrol paints to get the exact colours I needed for my Triumph TR7 DHC model. I kept popping out to the garage to compare with the 1:1 scale model until I'd mixed the right colour on the back of an old biscuit tin lid (using it as a palette). I was very pleased with the result.

Now all I'm left with are the memories and a very accurate 1/43 scale model of my old car geek

You could experiement with decals printed on to clear backing paper until you've got the right balance of colour and transparency?

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Re: Tailight red

Post  brian on Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:11 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Went with tamiya x27 and it does a great job. Lenses turn out red, but with enough transparency to really look like a 1:1

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