Headlight protectors

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Headlight protectors

Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:52 am

I know opinions are divided on these, but I do like them, and I welcome that added layer of security when driving in the dark in these conditions. So long as I fit more powerful bulbs to penetrate that extra layer too :lol:

Does anybody have a set of these I could buy? PM me if you do - and give me an idea on price, please.
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Post by tim leech » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:06 am

I agree and like them mysel, daft thing is they normally fetch second hand more than you buy 2 new headlights for, the last pair on ebay fecthed pver £30! :shock:

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:11 am

I don't want to pay that! :lol: We'll see what comes up... (I'll still get the bulbs though...)
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Post by cavmad » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:15 am

I did have some Phil, one may be cracked slightly but still perfectly useable. I`ll check over the weekend and let you know. If you`ve not herad from me by Sunday afternoon drop me a pm and remind me please!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:23 am

Oh, thanks Billy!
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Post by jeremy » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:11 am

You used to be able to buy headlamp repair tape which was a clear thickish tape to be stuck over holes in headlamp glass to keep the water out - and might provide a slight cushion to stones.

Personally I would never have them - valuing every tiny bit of light I can get. My guess is you will loose 10% for every surface.

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Post by jeremy » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:15 am

Eurocarparts list them new for £25 + VAT but they seem to be out of stock. Could be GSF have some?

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Post by cavmad » Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:28 am

They`re perfectly good in use Jeremy as long as they are cleaned regulary which is very easy to do. I drive up two especially dark roads on the way/way back to work and never noticed any drop in brightness.
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Post by mnde » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:18 am

I'm on the lookout for a nearside one because earlier in the year it got killed in the line of duty...

Smashed to smithereens by a stone kicked up on the motorway. Headlight unharmed.

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Post by DLM » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:42 pm

Better to have even a cracked one than a broken light - that's the principle I work on.
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:57 pm

I find mine very handy for cultivating moss too.
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Post by DLM » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:47 pm

Just like BX sunroof non-seals.... perhaps a BX could be persuaded to grow a green-top like the garden centre I once visited in Walton-on-Thames which sported a grass roof.
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Post by jeremy » Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:11 pm

I wonder if you could make your own from acrylic sheet (perspex) which is readily available from DIY shops, cut to size and bent if necessary using a heat gun?

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Post by Mike E (uk) » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:08 pm

DIY headlamp covers are an awful idea and NOT cool , :oops:

PLEASE do not be tempted to fit them as I will be very embarassed on your behalf.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:10 pm

But DIY foglight protectors are a good idea (as fitted to the black GTi I used to have BTW Ian are they still on it?)
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