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Painting Hideaway Strobes

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DAMSLandscaping, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. DAMSLandscaping

    DAMSLandscaping Member
    Messages: 46

    Anyone every tryed painting hideaway strobes with a high heat paint or is this a bad idea? I Have a bunch of clear ones but i need some amber and dont want to buy them? Any input?
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    I'm pretty sure if you paint them, they will blow within seconds. When I bought mine, the package said your not even suppose to touch them with your hands. Just my 0.02
  3. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    Why not just put them behind amber lenses?
  4. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz Member
    Messages: 96

    Or Ebay yours then buy some :dizzy:

    I know,, I know you can't afford to buy anything,,, CAUSE WE HAVE NO FREAKIN SNOW!!!!

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    From what I have seen and heard the amber strobes don't hold their color well because they have a coating. Stick with the clears they will grab the attention. I have the clear hide-ways on the pick-up and they work great!

    On a side note DAMS did you see Don's Turf Depot closed out of the clear blue? Now Yerxa's is the only option!
  6. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    That would be an incredibly bad move. At least now you have some bulbs that work. If you paint them, you'll be forced to buy new ones.
  7. DAMSLandscaping

    DAMSLandscaping Member
    Messages: 46

    I'll stick to the clear then..

    Ya i was shocked that they were gone! I just got 2 $50 part and service coupons then POOF there gone. They at least fixed my billy goat before they left. The 2 in NH are still open so i may take a trip down there and cash it my coupons. Maybe its not worth the trip though..
  8. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 335

    I've been running the same set of amber Whelen hide-a-ways without any noticeable color loss for the last seven seasons. You will lose some strobe clarity over time due to age, dust, dirt, vehicle lens transparency, etc.

    The big and obvious key to the color scheme is what are the legal requirements of your area.

    Just my .02¢
  9. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    how'd you get the Cents sign in there??