Aux Driving Lamps : Wanted!

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Aux Driving Lamps : Wanted!

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:12 pm

Hi wedge folk :bla:

I have stripped my auxiliary main beam units down, primarily to clean them... but its worse than that... :cryhard:

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The chrome is flaking off in chunks...

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WANTED! Does anyone have any aux main beam spots with salvageable reflectors?

I'm not fussed about the glass or the plastic adjusters... just the metal reflector part. I appreciate they can never be 'as new' but if they have chrome, it's a start!

Anything with broken adjusters or cracked glass the better.

I got a quote today for re-chroming and suffered a minor heart attack!

Many thanks,

Jay.

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Post by arthuy » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:56 pm

Try giving them a spray with aluminium finish paint.

You might be surprised with how they come out.

I have some spares but they are about as bad as yours.

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Post by jifflemon » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:11 pm

Fairly sure I've got a few pairs; Shall rummage at the weekend

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Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:13 pm

Excellent thank you.

Following the re-chrome quote I am going to have to think outside the box.

Paint won’t stand the heat sadly, and also won’t provide good main beam performance.

It appears the sun beats down and destroys the chrome on the bottom section - that facing the sun. This is also the most visible part as a passing pedestrian.

Reflector removal has revealed they (the reflectors) are totally symmetrical on both horizontal and vertical planes, so they can be inverted. They are also not handed.

So, the sun damaged bottom, can become the top, and you’d need to lay on your back to see it.

Obviously with massive flaking, like mine, neither way up is an option !

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Post by Alan 480 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:16 pm

quick google came up with this

https://www.gaterosplating.co.uk/index. ... uct_id=223

https://classic-plating.co.uk/product/r ... ating-kit/

not cheap, but good if need a LOAD of stuff made shiny?

makes Jeffs 'chemistry experiments' looks like childs play, or adapt Jeffs chemistry kit, getting a nickel anode is the VERY expensive part, and you need a metal base to work with . . . .

if it was only the flat surfaces then thin section of SS might be an option?
and /or made in three sections? curve (single plane/axis) top & bottom

BUT then is it 'legit' ?
Alan

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Post by jifflemon » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:33 pm

a couple more random thoughts from me....

LED bulbs - Beam pattern isn't too important in the full beam and LED's offer a lower heat output; Combined with their occasional use could....

Mean Rustoleum's chrome paint, may be effective?

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Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:03 pm

All excellent suggestions.

I’m an OE kinda guy and some reflectors in fair condition, that I can invert if necessary, will do me just fine.

Fingers crossed.

Otherwise it’s £350 :shock:

Amazingly Skandix have new old stock Hella’s on the shelf.

If I purchase that pair, I will have spent nearly £1000 on lighting alone and that’s just mental asylum territory :crazy:

I’ve just raised the price of second hand items now :lol:

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Post by arthuy » Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:02 am

have a look at Hella driving/fog lamps, surely one of the other models have the same reflector..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143633179903

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Post by dcwalker » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:23 am

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:03 pm
All excellent suggestions.

I’m an OE kinda guy and some reflectors in fair condition, that I can invert if necessary, will do me just fine.

Fingers crossed.

Otherwise it’s £350 :shock:

Amazingly Skandix have new old stock Hella’s on the shelf.

If I purchase that pair, I will have spent nearly £1000 on lighting alone and that’s just mental asylum territory :crazy:

I’ve just raised the price of second hand items now :lol:
:shock: :shock:

I'll have a look - not sure if I still have any of these left but we can definitely sort something if I have. Will let you know asap.

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Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:57 pm

Thank you David.

I was genuinely hoping someone might have one with a cracked glass in the back of their shed and I can rob it for its reflector.

I put all my eggs in the "480cx" basket but the chap who posted the parts bonanza hasn't replied since.

480cx... we need you!

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Post by arthuy » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:47 pm

Had a look and my spares, the glass fell off one and the other had a crack on the lens. If David doesn't have anything better.

Good tip about inverting the reflector, really will make the car look better.

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Post by Alan 480 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:50 pm

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:03 pm
I'm an OE kinda guy and some reflectors in fair condition, that I can invert if necessary, will do me just fine.

Fingers crossed.

Otherwise it’s £350 :shock:
ah weel OEM does have it's price :hopping:

I thought rear lights were 'pricey' :wink:
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Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:41 pm

arthuy wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:47 pm

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Unless my eyes deceive me - that top one looks workable if flipped... PM me if you want some cash!.... and you get to keep your glass.... (well one glass at least :D ).... win win!

Thanks for checking.

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Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:52 am

Sorry for the delay getting back on this - have now checked and much to my surprise I dont have any spare auxiliary lights at all.

Enough headlights to illuminate a fleet, but not the ones you need. Sorry.

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Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:09 pm

dcwalker wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:52 am
Sorry for the delay getting back on this - have now checked and much to my surprise I dont have any spare auxiliary lights at all.

Enough headlights to illuminate a fleet, but not the ones you need. Sorry.

David
No worries David; have those 'missing glass' items coming from Arthuy. Thanks for checking.

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Post by malkontent » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:35 am

Hi
Have some , upper row , first right could be ok .
best
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Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:04 pm

malkontent wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:35 am
Hi
Have some , upper row , first right could be ok .
best
Marek
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Hi Marek,

Top right, without the glass, could be ok.... but difficult to tell from that photo. I have some coming now from Arthuy, so will bear yours in mind. Will PM you if I need that top right item. Thanks for checking.

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Post by malkontent » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:48 am

Sorry photo and shelf are not the same :D , lower row , right , I`ll make better picture ,

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