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Old 03-22-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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Can someone help me out here. i am wonder exactly what a light bucket is and what it looks like. and how do i make them or where can i get them.
all i know is that you use them when you are doing a head light system.

i am wondering because i want to do a head light , tail light, and undercar lighting system on my BMW 328 CI body.

any info would be greatly appreciated.

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A light-bucket is a....bucket, metal or plastic, usually reflective,....that goes behind the light itself to keep the light directed in the proper direction, thereby, not lighting up what shouldn't be lit up.
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Do you have pics of them. or can you give me a link to find them. something at all.
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how do you hold it on? glue? over the paint or under?
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I am with you CORVETTE i am wondering the same darn thing. how do you make them, hold them on??? What?????
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I don't believe there is a link, it's probably something you make, tho, they would have to be opaque to the point of not allowing any light, 'cept in the direction that you want it. As far as installing them, use RTV silicone. I suppose one example would be something like a thimble! They're cheap, they come in plastic or metal and both can be cut & trimmed to fit.

Just found this link: http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?C...1&PRODID=12165

Even better than that, aluminum foil!!!

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so your saying you can use RTV silicone glue (which i have never heard of) and cut a thimble and put the LED in the thimble and glue that to the inside. Sound like it would fall off but how should i know I have'nt even painted my first RC body.
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You can get RTV silicone at any auto parts store, even Wal-Mart. Also known as gasket sealer, form-a-gasket.
http://www.partsamerica.com/PartDeta...2&CatCode=3289

I'd suggest making buckets from aluminum foil as it's cheaper and you probably have some in the kitchen.

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I don't reccomend using alum. foil for head light buckets. They would flex and reposition the direction your head lights were pointing. Go to a hobby shop and ask some questions there, it would be much easier for someone to tell and show you how in person then to have someone just tell you how to do it over the internet. Just my 2 cents.
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i dont have a good hobby shop that I know of. At least none that I have heard of.
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Same here Corvette. My hobby shop blows balls.
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tops from a 20 ounce soda bottle works well. Easy to cut( dirll) a hole in and it's light weight. My other idea is to use the tip off of dishwashing soap (the part that you pull up). So you line it with aluminum foil, drill a hole in it, mount it (glue,tape...whatever floats your boat) and you have a genuine, inexpensive light bucket.
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Instead of using foil to line the bottle cap. Buy some silver or chrome spray paint and spray the inside of it. It will look much smoother than aluminum foil. Hope this helps!
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try hpi's web site or tamiya's web site they have so detailed cars that they posibly have something on it. i know that hpi sells light buckets for their micro rs4's
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