How about that clear stick on headlight protector stuff?
I for one think that $1300 is too much to pay for such a simple repair.This is why cars like the Touareg get a bad wrap. People buy them that can't actually afford them and they turn into giant pieces of ****.
No, you cannot half-ass stick a piece of tape over delicate several hundred dollar xenon bulbs.
It might even save you doing the sandpaper thing down the track.If you have a tiny crack and it seems to be intact, possibly even watertight (at least for the current time), then I do not see why the rock protection film would not work. In the worst case, it would buy you time.
If the crack is an open wound that can pass water, then the tape would be more a band aid for the short term.
As it is there is a shield between the bulb and the elements, not a seal.I shouldn't have used the term 'sealed unit', that was technically incorrect. What I mean is there should be a seal between the lightbulb and the elements.
That's where I saw the Jimmi fix.Porsche forums are full of members posts on how to repair things!!
You understand that you're an exception, an outlier?I woulda junked that car before I drove around with tape on my taillight.
When the reflector is gone, that's it.I had restored my headlights, but the reflectors in the lights gave off almost no light. I drive mostly at night so bad headlights isn't an option
How much beer is the equivalent of $100?Perhaps you should have done!
A guy who specialises in polishing helicopter screens polished and restored my *****y foggy T1 headlights in a hour or so for the equivalent of 100 bucks!
I suppose the lenses has to be polished before you apply the pot.What really works is adding a 3m ppf to the headlight. You wrap in the pff and its not really that hard. I have an older A4 convertible that I used the 3ppf on the headlight and it's stayed super clear, just like new and I did that around 3 years ago.
I've got some Morimoto projectors that will end up in my housings one day.as for playing with xénons, nothing hard about that, after I had my adaptive leds destroyed in an X3 I put them in my old BMW with xenons cool short weekend project and now I get adaptive leds in a 13 year old car. Replacement lenses are popular on the market.
Loos good. I've ordered a restoration kit and some compound.Follow this and order these products. It works every time I did it to my A4 convertible and My 07 Touarg
You mean the tool you use to remove the headlight unit?I It's easy to change the bulbs with the tool that comes in the tool kit.
Mine was broken when I got the car.There's a place for everything and everything has it's place. If you take your time and put everything back where you found it, it won't go amiss.
My headlight tool was broken.Missing tool maybe, but broken?
It's the hex nut on the actual headlight bucket that can break off.
Seems to be long enough. I have a place for it and I keep it there.As long as you have a really long-shafted one, it'll do. Just as a heads up. I have been on this forum under a different name for a few years, but when I got a new computer, it never worked again, so I re-registered.