Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Bikes: Haro MTB for commuting and a LHT for everything else.
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Old Front Light = New Rear Light?
I've been on the fence about getting a decent rear light. I have a collection of front lights and now considering taking an old 10 watt TrailRat and converting it to rear light status.
Last night I took some transparent red MonoKote
and placed it in front of the light and it did a fairly good job of creating a bright red light.
Unfortunately, MonoKote is thin and will probably melt from the heat of the light. Ideally, I'd like to use a piece of red plastic and affix that in front of the light. Sure, it sounds crude, but I think most cars use nothing but a regular 15-20 watt light with a red cover, so my approach is not much different.
Anyone do anything similar? Any suggestion on where to source red plastic?