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Author Topic: Tired looking headlights!  (Read 2060 times)

Offline PD1000

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Tired looking headlights!
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:00:04 PM »
Hi,
     Recently the headlights have become dull looking and appear to have shattered looking lens. Has anyone tried, or is it possible to restore them? Or is there such a thing as replacement front lens only? Thanks.

Offline Mirez

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Re: Tired looking headlights!
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 05:31:58 PM »
Ahhh the old speckly shattered looking headlight - There is nothing that will restore them as it's a break down of the plastic caused by UV (Some suggest its also possibly by using cheap shitty lamps). I'm not aware of anywhere that you can buy just the front cover however you can swap them out (I've done this in the past). You'll need a big oven that can go to a low temperature (circa 50*c), pop them in there for 20 minutes and then you can pry the front off the housing - refit using some black silicone.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline PD1000

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Re: Tired looking headlights!
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 05:50:48 PM »
Problem is, I probably would have to buy the whole headlight, I was looking for a more cost effective method, but I suppose you can't have it all! Thanks for the reply.

Offline Mirez

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Re: Tired looking headlights!
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 08:18:08 PM »
Ahh yes you would - they do come up from time to time on ebay in new condition. A while back a number of us bought brand new Passenger Side Xenon Headlights for about 25 if memory serves. The fronts/len's are the same as the halogen version btw.
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

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