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DIY Title: Make Your Own Stealth Bulbs
BMW Category: 3-series E46
Author (forum name): EnvyM3
Date Written: February 6th, 2006
Original Thread: http://www.unitedbimmer.com/forums/thread6246.html
Date Added to KB: February 20th, 2006

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The following tutorial is meant as a guide and is not guaranteed to be complete or 100% accurate.  By following this DIY, you understand any work done on your car is at your own risk and we hold no responsibility if you break something.  If you feel uneasy with this risk, we recommend you take your car to a professional mechanic to have the work done.  Otherwise, enjoy yourself and good luck!

In my quest to do away with the nasty "egg yolk" look, I have come up with a cheap way to make your own stealth bulbs.

What you will need:
- Amber bulbs
- a small cardboard box
- steel wool or scuff pad equivalent
- High Heat - Aluminum colored spray paint



Step 1: Remove all amber bulbs you wish to become "Stealth bulbs". (In my case, I wanted front corners and tails)

Step 2: Scuff bulbs with a steel wool or equivalent to roughen surface allowing the paint to stick.

Step 3: Punch holes in the box correlating with the number of bulbs you want to paint and fit bulbs into holes.

Step 4: Lightly spray a dusting on each side of the amber bulbs. Note: Be very careful not to apply the coat too thick as the amber will not show through when lit. Keep the bulbs about 3 feet away from the spraycan to ensure a light coat or dusting.



Step 5: Allow an hour of drying time or until bulbs are dry to the touch.

Step 6: Replace all lights to their original position on the car.

Now all "egg yolk" is gone:





And when they are lit, they still light up amber





Enjoy your new stealth bulbs

 
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