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Old 02-02-2019, 07:29 AM   #1
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Default 37 tailight paint question

The 37 Ford Book calls for reflective paint on the inside of the headlight buckets. What color is the inside of the taillight supposed to be? As usual Thanks in advance. Ernie
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:23 AM   #2
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Don't know what the book says, but I painted them white on my '40.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:32 AM   #3
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Originally it was argent, i.e. silver paint.
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:23 AM   #4
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silver it will be!
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:54 AM   #5
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White paint reflects much better than silver paint.
Paint one white and the other silver and you will see the difference at night.
OEM is nice but not the best. PS: I still remember the brutal Oswego winters.
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Old 02-03-2019, 07:56 AM   #6
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several others have told me they used white, brighter is certainly better. Winters here have been relatively average the past 10 yrs. Coral Springs, however would be nice right about now.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:28 AM   #7
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Ernie, Marathon is nice now, so should Coral Springs.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:30 PM   #8
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Tests have proven that white paint inside of a light body is more reflective than silver.
Of course during the '30's they would not have known that.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:04 PM   #9
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My Forty is brighter with white.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:33 PM   #10
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I also painted mine white.............
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