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Leosayer
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:48 pm    Post subject: Fog lights - bake in oven at 130c for 15-20 minutes Reply with quote

One of my front fog lights has a great big hole, probably from a stone.

I've got a spare offside fog light but of course the one with the hole is nearside.

New, they're £250ish but I found this on 911shop for £42:

99363108200 This is fog lamp lens for your existing lamp unit. Normally the lens is not interchangeable but they are now!. An easy way to get the old glass off is to put the light into an ordinary oven at 130 degrees for 15-20 minutes, then the adhesive can be easily cut with a sharp knife and glass will come loose and can be pulled off, refit the new lens with clear silicon sealant.


Anyone done this?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard of some Veedubber's doing it to T5 headlights so may be OK to do Dont know

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commonly done on BMW e39 headlights also. Thumb

Nice little DIY job and much cheaper than buying full replacements. Got to be worth a go.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody has done this on here - a few years back. They sprayed the innards silver IIRC Dont know
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not using fogs at the moment so might give it a go while I'm in between MOTs.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Somebody has done this on here - a few years back. They sprayed the innards silver IIRC Dont know


Think it was ChrisW
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some helpful pics of the spraying method can be found on Rennlist:

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/249088-fog-lights-yellow-here-s-a-way-to-make-them-shine.html

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-forum/484236-my-version-of-the-993-foglight.html

...with some fantastic results:

 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone get around to doing this? Any advice on what to use to seal the units back up?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did this with similar spectacular results.
I used normal bathroom silicone sealant with grey colour to match the reflector inside. White sealant will make a visible frame around the glass.
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RobIpswichUK
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people have tried spraying the inside with silver paint, but I quite fancy trying this with chrome paint, I found on the interweb (no affiliation):

https://www.stardustcolors.co.uk/chrome-paint/1229-brush-on-chrome-chrome-paint-using-brush.html

I reckon the results could be impressive, as the paint is brushed on and chrome looks good.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was planning on prototyping a metal reflector insert (to be fitted via the projector unit opening, without having to remove the lens), and then getting a batch laser-cut from thin polished stainless sheet.

But I haven't got around to it... Embarassed
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps. I used the oven to heat up the unit today and the old lens came away nicely. Ordered new lenses off eBay (£99, for both) and will primer, spray metallic silver and lacquer before resealing with grey sealent.

Thanks!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris993C2 wrote:
I was planning on prototyping a metal reflector insert (to be fitted via the projector unit opening, without having to remove the lens), and then getting a batch laser-cut from thin polished stainless sheet.

But I haven't got around to it... Embarassed


This sounds awesome Chris.
Hmmm now what to do with all that free time over Xmas! LOL Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick Beauchemin of Highlift who (expertly) mended my odometer drive reckons he can re-polish/refinish the fog lights. He's only down the road from me and I might give him a go over the winter lay-up.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fwiw Front fog light units £160.00 each brand new genuine parts with cp4l using their 17or 20% discount.
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