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Old 06-05-2015, 04:09 PM
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Default Black spotlights

My car had the more unusual H-1 5" black round spotlight, rather than the 4x6 rectangle. I do not see our version of the 5" offered, and have not seen any used ones for sale. I have located a chrome, though. How difficult would it be to paint the chrome, or have it powdercoated? Would it be a long term solution, or flake off shortly after installation?
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:07 PM
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The one on my 1990 MSHP SSP was chrome painted black. The story as I understand it is the assigned Trooper did this to the SSP. I don't believe the spotlight that is presently on the car is the original one. I'm thinking that Unmrkd (Gregg) may have been the prior owner that put the paint on the spotlight currently on the car, but I'm not positive. If that is the case, he may be able to give you some input. I can tell you whomever did it, executed a quality job painting it black, and no signs of flaking or any other concerns. Good luck!
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:53 PM
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The spotlight was black when I purchased P-162 from David P. He told me it was black when he purchased it. I don't know if it got a re-paint or replacement between the MSHP and David. When I took the car to MSHP HQ in 2009 Capt Jamerson (original trooper assigned) stated that he had painted the spotlight himself.

That spotlight had always been a mystery to that point as all the other known '90 models had chrome spotlights. SOOOO a new mystery begins - when (if ever) did that spotlight get a re-paint???????
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'89 FHP Unit # 1526 Troop H (Madison)SOLD 12/3/13
'89 SCHP Marked Unit # 2-12-80 SOLD 6/21/15
'88 SCHP Unmarked Unit # 2-12-23 SOLD 9/3/12
'90 MSHP Marked Unit # P-162 Plate # 642-HP SOLD 12/17/11
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:00 PM
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Thanks for describing the timeline Gregg...it looks so good, I figured it had been a more recent paint job than what you have described. It has certainly held up very well.
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:50 PM
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How easy are they to disassemble to paint the bulb housing? Was the swivel area painted, too, or chrome?
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if anyone has any for sale ill pick them up ive been looking for some ,my name is sergio cantact me by phone is best 209-451-7170 thanks
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I believe the CHP "black" housings are actually brass? Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:20 AM
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Yes they are, I have a spare left from my car.
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:13 PM
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Thanks Russ.
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