Daverulz said:I heard somewhere that you can buy a special paint and airbrush it on.. anyone hear anything? Thanks
$10 difference to me wouldn't be considered "tons less".klangford said:
They cost TONS less the philips silvervison brand bulbs.
(notice in my AFTER children pic, I did NOT have SilverVision bulbs, this was BEFORE he started the business)
Philips brand Silvervision wsa $59 when I last shopped, his were 14. That a 400% price difference.....but I suppose it is a matter of perspective isn't it.StreetTrixE4six said:
$10 difference to me wouldn't be considered "tons less".
i say just do it the right way and get the silvervisions. this translucent paint seem interesting though. it you decide on that, definitely post some pics.
holy crap! i got mine for $38! that's a rip :tsk:klangford said:
Philips brand Silvervision wsa $59 when I last shopped, his were 14. That a 400% price difference.....but I suppose it is a matter of perspective isn't it.
couldn't agree w/ you more. i don't like the look of the sprayed bulbs, but i wouldn't pay someone else for doing it for me.mtnbound said:to get back to the original question -
There are HUNDREDS, if not thousands, of people that simply paint their bulbs on their own, and I'm talking about the various enthusiasts that drive different makes/models of cars besides BMW E46s.
For $5.00, you can very easily paint all 4 bulbs in the front and rear, as well as the 2 side markers.
Some may say it's "cheap" to do it yourself. Personally, I think it's smart. Why pay someone else to do it when I can do it myself, ESPECIALLY with something SO EASY.
Silvervisions for $40-$50, Ebay versions for $28 (+ $5 or $8 shipping) - I ended up doing mine for FREE (a friend had a full can of paint). Of everyone out there, perhaps the worst complaint I've heard is "I put the coat on too thick, my blinker is a little dim" and it seems only a small handful have had that issue.
I'll take the money I saved from being cheap/smart and spend it on a tank of gas any day.
couldn't remember where i got them from, but i found the website. i got them from www.group5motorsport.com. i ordered both pairs at the same time and they took off $1 on each pair. i know it's not much, but hey, it's something. $59 is a big rip though. last i checked, philipps didn't make a side wedge bulb. i don't know how long ago you checked the prices, but i got these about 9 months ago. so like i said, $10 isn't tons less.klangford said:
Wow! all 6 bulbs for $38, you did get a great deal, let us all know where you got that if you don't mind.