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View Poll Results: Wat would work best short or replacing headlight assembly
Chrome Exhaust heat tape?? (Think I saw that at Crappy Tire once) 0 0%
Chrome spray paint ( heat treated if they make them ) 0 0%
Good ol' Tin foil and carpet glue spray 0 0%
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Old 03-09-2004, 12:33 AM   #1
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well.. I thought it was just dirt in the front headlights.. but after a closer inspection.. it wasn't.. the chrome has peeled off . short of replaceing it.. I"m thinkin either chrome spray paint ( which isn't very reflective ) 2. Exhaust reflective head tape.. ( how reflective are they? ) 3. carpet glue spray and aluminum foil .. any ideas which would work better or any of your own?
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Silver leafing maybe?? I been thinking about using this on my corner lights to get them to look "chromer" (I invented a word!!) It'* thinner and intended to stick to odd shapes better than your other options....
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New ones....


Paint won't reflect much at all.

Chrome tint maybe?
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New, Murdock. Nothing else will work right. I have the same issue starting with one of my headlights. Water is the enemy.
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Bonnie94sse did his new corners with some spray paint, and it wasn't that reflective at all.... And all your output in headlights is reflected.
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Be ready to shell out some serious $$$ for new ones....i paid somthing like $100/ headlight
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For headlights, I would recommend new, too. But if you are really broke enough to have to rty something else first, I would recommend trying the silver leaf stuff from a craft store. it'* very silvery, and you could try using it to just fill in the black/loose spots.

I have taken the headlight elements apart on mine, and I should warn you, it ain't easy. Not impossible, but you gott be very, very careful. They are all glass....
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there is a new one on ebay for $50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2465641484



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Wrong side for me. Thanks, though.
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I know nothing beats new at the moment.. but I have dumped $3160 on it so far and it still has a long way to go.. Haven't even got to the hub bearings yet. so I guess I have to make shift for now.. will the silver leaf stuff hold up against the heat of the bulbs??

Will check the link .. thanx

EDIT: Link doesn't work for my year.. but will look into Ebay later on..
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