September 18, 2010
I've had this bulletproof titmouse tail light from Gabe at Afterhours for years now. I love the thing, super clever design, really compact and burly. I finally have a project that it works on, but I wanted to dress it up a little. It came in solid brass but this bike has a lot of chrome and polished aluminum and paint so I thought dipping it would look neat. I also wanted it to look a little older and the lens it comes with is flat and clear with a red LED inside. So, I spent about 20 minutes with a scotchbrite wheel and an old Sparto repop lens and now it's got some shape to it. I love free modifications that take less than one beer's time to make and actually look good!