I am rehabbing the Bargman taillights on my 56 Flying Cloud. The whole assemblies were corroded, so I cleaned, primed, and painted the cans:
1. Did I make a mistake in painting all of the cans (front, back, and mounting posts for the lights)? Will that paint interfere with grounding the light to the skin of the coach?
2. Some of the connection/contact point hardware is in bad shape. I can salvage the bulb housing, but some of the contacts, springs, and wires are not in great shape. Is that hardware still used and available in an auto parts store or elsewhere? I know that VTS has a whole replacement can with the light fixture, but I am hoping I can salvage most of the original parts.
3. I have this door light fixture:
It was wired with two wires, and the fixture and the lamp have two contact points. I do not understand why. Could that wiring have permitted a low and high wattage? Does anyone think I should retain the high/low feature? I was thinking that I would try to find an LED bulb to install.
4. I also would like to replace my running/clearance light bulbs with LEDs. The only marking I can read on one of the clearance light bulbs is GE 57 (two bayonet lugs and one contact). Can anyone suggest a suitable LED bulb?