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    Default Emulating Mazda Bulbs, looking for correct spray paint champage color?

    Title speaks for itself! I would like to use some bare-bulb fixtures and find a good spray paint as faithful in color and opacity as the old big round bulbs, or even some smaller ones.

    Opacity is the key here as I don't want to trap too much light with a heavy coat.
    Thank!

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    Default Re: Emulating Mazda Bulbs, looking for correct spray paint champage color?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bungalocity View Post
    Title speaks for itself! I would like to use some bare-bulb fixtures and find a good spray paint as faithful in color and opacity as the old big round bulbs, or even some smaller ones.

    Opacity is the key here as I don't want to trap too much light with a heavy coat.
    Thank!
    I've never heard of a paint for light bulbs and wonder if regular paint would peal or burn.
    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
    Maurice Turgeon, Hidden Content

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    Default Re: Emulating Mazda Bulbs, looking for correct spray paint champage color?

    There's some companies out there that sell these in either amber/red (think candle sconces) or champagne, reproduced in old style.

    I've used xylene paint markers to color regular bulbs in the past and they've never flaked under the heat

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    Default Re: Emulating Mazda Bulbs, looking for correct spray paint champage color?

    Regular paints will flake off or overheat the glass causing it to crack or shatter I don't know if it's still made but they used to make "Bulb Dye" in various colors for the automotive market and I have used it on incandescent house bulbs to good effect. JC Whitney had it back then but no longer carries it so all I can suggest is googling.

    Phil

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