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E30M42cab 01-02-2009 01:07 AM

Sand blasted ellipsoids
 
So, I'm going to be pulling a set of ellipsoid projectors out of my old '88 325i and will be putting them in my Dad's 1992 E30 318i to get rid of the old sealed beams, but they're all sandblasted and don't look quite as good as they should. What options do I have? Can they be sanded and polished back to normal? Is there any place in the GTA that can do this kind of thing, like a windshield repair shop, or is there a way to do it myself?

Gamite 01-02-2009 01:23 AM

I don't think you can do anything with the glass lenses. You can buy lens replacements.

Eurostyle 01-02-2009 01:25 AM

Check my thread about this service at Eurostyle, it can be done, but its a lot harder on glass lights, and the results may not be as dramatic...

craz azn 01-02-2009 02:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eurostyle (Post 1244808)
Check my thread about this service at Eurostyle, it can be done, but its a lot harder on glass lights, and the results may not be as dramatic...

You have a diamond stone to cut glass?

everlast 01-02-2009 02:46 PM

You can try cleaning them with an agressive cleaner, dewax and then apply a clear coat to fill the pits. It worked well on my e39 fogs. YMMV.

Gamite 01-02-2009 03:51 PM

Your E39 fogs are plastic, totally different ball game.

everlast 01-02-2009 04:34 PM

Ah, bummer. I was going to try it on my e30 lens anyway. What do you think would happen?

e30_kid89 01-02-2009 06:23 PM

probably nothing.

Eurostyle 01-02-2009 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamite (Post 1244950)
Your E39 fogs are plastic, totally different ball game.

Some E39 fogs are glass...

everlast 01-03-2009 01:46 PM

I'm pretty sure my were glass, and I can't figure out why the coating action from the clear coat wouldn't work on pitted plastic anyway, as long as it wasn't yellowed or foggy.

I have pics somewhere, I'll dig them up.


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