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KE70 REAR TAIL LIGHTS FADING

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Hey guys,

I was just wandering if anyone has a solution for the cheap made rear tail lights for the KE70. I bought a few months back a pair from ebay and now the colors have faded out.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOYOTA-COROLLA-KE70-E70-TE72-1979-80-81-REAR-TAIL-LIGHTS-LAMP/132739016963?hash=item1ee7dca903:g:cRQAAOSw8GtZWPeW:rk:13:pf:0

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-TOYOTA-COROLLA-E70-KE70-TE71-REAR-TAIL-LIGHT-HOUSING-LAMPS-RH-LH-1980-1981/123009582810?hash=item1ca3f146da:g:S6AAAOSwSB1aoXXo:rk:23:pf:0&LH_ItemCondition=3

Is there a way I keep the bright original color?

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Hi Michalis,

Plenty of videos on the internet, on how to do this, but is a lot of work to get it right.  A quick way is to remove the orange & red plastic lenses, & clean them thoroughly inside & out, then paint them on the inside with special spray paints for plastics, for plastic tail-lights.  A bit of research should find it for you.

I did it like that, years & years ago, & it worked fine.

Cheers Banjo.

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If they have faded that quick, I would wonder if anything will help?

Pwrhaps worth chatting to Toyota Heritage. They have a range of lenses made I gather to a higher standard, and there must be a market with all the 70 series getting around. See if Gary will do a run of them.  

They presumably wouldn’t be so cheap, but there is a reason these are so cheap

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I bought some knock off side indicators for my ke70 back in the day. They faded and cracked within 1 year. just cheap shit.

Better off finding some decent OEM ones. They will be 40yrs old and a good chance they will still not be significantly faded. 

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