Cheapo V8 light look...

Roa, Greg Greg.Roa at Cinergy.COM
Tue Feb 12 13:19:38 EST 2002

I've got a spare driver's side taillight for my 4kq that I'm going to
try it out on.  If it works, then I'll do the whole rear assembly, if
not, then I've only lost my $3 for the can of paint..   ; )

Greg Roa
Cincinnati, OH
86' 4kcsq
93' 90 CS
83' 944

-----Original Message-----
From: Per Lindgren [mailto:lindgre at]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 1:06 PM
To: Roa, Greg
Cc: quattro at
Subject: Re: Cheapo V8 light look...

A lot of people on the VWVortex forums uses the Testors paint as well,
especially popular in such cases where aftermarket lights are not
available. Some lights does turn out nice, others doesnt. I guess it
depends on the people who use the paint.


Roa, Greg wrote:

>Hey all,
>Did a little bit of browsing on the Rennlist 944 boards today, and
>something interesting.  A couple of the guys on that board have painted
>their taillight assemblies red, to get rid of the amber turn lights in
>the rear.  Apparently, Testors makes a translucent enamel in red, that
>can be used on the lights, colors them red, and doesn't block much
>at all.
>The paint is called transparent candy cherry red, or transparent candy
>apple red, and comes in a spray can.  I thought this might be a nice
>little tidbit for those of you who don't want to drop the money to buy
>V8 taillights, but want to get rid of the amber band at the top of the
>stock ones.
>They said that the paint is available at wal mart for $2.79 a can.  I'm
>going to head to my local one and grab a few cans, to try it out.
>The guy who did it has a few pictures of his car up, and it looks
>nice.  The color looks good, and pretty even.  Might not be absolutely
>perfect, but compared to the price tag for V8 lights, it seems pretty
>Here's a link to the thread.
>Good Luck!
>Greg Roa
>Cincinnati, OH
>86' 4kcsq
>93' 90 CS
>83' 944

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