Written by Brian Collins
I purchased a rubber bumper MGB roadster and have been driving it daily for the last couple months. I love driving it around town but I couldn't help but be annoyed by the stock amber tail lamps. It's baffling that the large lower half of the tail lamp is used as the turn signal while the smaller top portion is used as the brake light. Today's drivers are already distracted by cell phones, flashing bill boards, etc. I imagine it's difficult for other drivers to see when you're braking, putting you and your MG at risk for being rear ended. In my opinion, they're not only ugly but unsafe.
The entire housing is made of amber plastic, with only the top portion coated on the inside with a translucent red paint. You can achieve a consistent red finish to the same effect by painting the inside of the housing with a translucent red lacquer, such as VHT Nite Shades. While Ceres Motorsports has no affiliation with VHT Paints, we love using their products. Not only is this a really easy modification but it's very affordable. For about $10, you can increase the safety and improve the look of your MG.