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Re: Headlight bucket resto tips

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Curtis wrote: Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:30 pm I had this on the left so I bought new ones from Thailand on the right for $93.50 for the pair.


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I found replate a waste of time and money. Scroll up to see my post.

I think I bought from this one, two sets, exact match. Put in datsun headlight bucket. You have to remove the two little tabs which come right off.

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Re: Headlight bucket resto tips

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ppeters914 wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:38 pm
Linusrp wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:30 pmIf you can get them plated, cadmium is the cheapest, zinc is more expensive, then the buckets will last a long time. Painting I have never tried on the headlight buckets.
Can't see how to remove the nylon sleeves to get buckets plated.
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Are they removeable?
I agree with Curtis
Buy new one or repaint Eastwood Silver Cad like I did
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Re: Headlight bucket resto tips

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Pjackb wrote: Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:07 am
ppeters914 wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:38 pm
Linusrp wrote: Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:30 pmIf you can get them plated, cadmium is the cheapest, zinc is more expensive, then the buckets will last a long time. Painting I have never tried on the headlight buckets.
Can't see how to remove the nylon sleeves to get buckets plated.
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nylon1.jpg
nylon2.jpg
...
Are they removeable?
I agree with Curtis
Buy new one or repaint Eastwood Silver Cad like I did
Cleaned one bucket and discovered the shells are in really excellent shape. May or may not paint. Thanks for the reminder on the Eastwood Silver Cad.
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Re: Headlight bucket resto tips

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So, what do y'all use for the headlight bucket grommet where the wires come in? Just use a regular round grommet like on the firewall?
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