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99 Ducati 748 - Headlight Paint

I am restoring a 99 748 and have a question about painting the headlight. The OEM black paint on the back side of the housing is chipping and I'm curious if anyone might recommend what I should use to repaint that. It seems to be a thicker material and was thinking of maybe trying something like flex seal spray, but I don't know if that would work? Any suggestions??

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There are glass etching paints that will do the trick. Virtually any paint will do. Even though most have a lack of adhesion its not a part thats going to cop any abuse.
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Definitely do not use Flex Seal.
As xracer said, get a decent black etching primer, and you are good to go. This thing is not going go see any abuse, and is barely even seen.
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Cool! Thanks guys. I know it is barely seen, but I can see the front cowl behind it and it's messing with my OCD Haha

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Cool! Thanks guys. I know it is barely seen, but I can see the front cowl behind it and it's messing with my OCD<img src="https://www.ducati.ms/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> Haha
Now see, if you did it right, you would have CDO, where the letters in their proper alphabetical order. &#x1f609;

Seriously, I am the same way. Does my heart well to see a classic Ducati in the hands of someone who is meticulous about them, and truly wants to do the job right. I am in the middle of a full on resto with my 748L, and can give you some seriously laughable "repair" stories with this bike.
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Glad you understand!! I read the long thread about your 748 problems. Did you ever find out what the issue was?

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Glad you understand!!<img src="https://www.ducati.ms/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> I read the long thread about your 748 problems. Did you ever find out what the issue was?
Not yet..... hopefully going to find something this week, when I do the tank swap with my other 748. Unfortunately, I am recuperating from two fractured ribs, so lifting the tank is a little iffy right now. Hopefully it is something simple, and I get it going again soon.
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Ouch! Sorry to hear that!! Be strong&#x1f44d;&#x1f3fd; Get better soon!

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Ouch! Sorry to hear that!! Be strong&#x1f44d;&#x1f3fd; Get better soon!
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