Headlight resilvering

Jim Green jeg1976 at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 2 11:08:24 EDT 2002

--- Wallace White <wallace at stanfordalumni.org> wrote:
> Dave C. -
> Apparently the vacuum metalizing process deposits
> aluminum rather than
> chrome (chromium?); maybe that makes a big
> difference to the EPA.
> I think my reflectors are plastic but I'll
> check--metal ones could be
> electroplated, which might open up some more
> options... nickel comes to
> mind, but I've heard it doesn't stand up to
> corrosive environments well.
> And yes, I still find Steve Jensen's reflective tape
> solution tempting!
> - Wallace
>    '87 5kcstq 188k

I was just at Hobby Lobby getting masking tape and
exacto blades and saw some foil type material with an
adhesive backing on it in the model car and airplane
section.  It came in ~5"x8" pieces, and right next to
it was a little handy tool that was curved and
designed to give a mirror finish when applied
properly.  Anyways, as soon as I saw this stuff, this
thread immediately came to mind.


Jim Green
'89 90tq 034EFI, Haltech IG5

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