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Old 10-25-2010, 02:19 PM
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I have a 98 dodge ram 1500 its white and i'm looking for some white sport tail lights. if anyone has a set i would like to purchase them from you, or if anyone knows of a good website or company that sells the ram sport tail lights.
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Ebay and craigslist for the cheapest probably. You can also check out car-part.com there you can search junkyards.
Most lights are paintable. I bought mine of ebay and they were black.
Now I am trying to decide if I want to attempt to bake them open and paint the rest of the black, but I feel it may be too much blue.


I am going to be redoing the paint so I get it too match better
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thanks for the info i want to have them white and i know that the sport trucks tail lights are corresponding to the paint. what do you think about getting a white bumper? should i just paint it or whatt
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Depends on the chrome thats on there. It needs to be removed to get a good base., so it doesn't peel after you paint it.
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alright im not sure whether i should leave the chrome and just paint the plastic or what
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I had to replace my white sport tailights after one got cracked. So I bought these Altezzas and they will have to be painted. The black rims are all crazed and getting icky.
I painted my rear bumper body color. The secret is to make sure to "kill" the chrome. So I roughed it up with a couple different grades of emery cloth, then treated it with an etching acid and then etch primer. While it sounds labor intensive I probably spent about 80 bucks in materials and it took about 12 hours labor over a three week period to prep and paint. I used Duplicolor spray bombs, about 3 coats of color, wet sanded and rubbed out. Then I repeated it with clear.


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thanks for the info okie, you did a great job on the bumper
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It looks good, but there's a catch. Duplicolor is "old school" laquer paint. It stays soft, so if your the kind of person who abuses a bumper, it'll get marred easily.
However old school paint is easy to repair, so with a bit of work it is easily fixed.

I wanted to powder coat it but my coater won't do parts that are chromed. And I didn't want to spend 300 bucks on a Chinese bumper.
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It looks good, but there's a catch. Duplicolor is "old school" laquer paint. It stays soft, so if your the kind of person who abuses a bumper, it'll get marred easily.
However old school paint is easy to repair, so with a bit of work it is easily fixed.

I wanted to powder coat it but my coater won't do parts that are chromed. And I didn't want to spend 300 bucks on a Chinese bumper.
thanks for the additional info, i have been looking for a new front bumper and all the ones are off brand and they want an arm and a leg for it. all i want is a factory front sport bumper and i cannot find one i wouldn't mind the high price if it was original.
also if you don't mind me asking where did you get your tail lights.
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Now I am trying to decide if I want to attempt to bake them open and paint the rest of the black, but I feel it may be too much blue.


I am going to be redoing the paint so I get it too match better
I think the way they are now looks AWESOME! It matches the non-slip on your rear bumper....
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