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29 Nov 2018 12:46 - 30 Nov 2018 21:31 #198355 by Max Headroom
I really like those 'flat' blades by Bosch - I think Valeo do them as well. They just seem more effective at doing the job without all the screeching and juddering. I had major issues with that on the Meriva we had, and the flat blades cured the problem completely, after putting up with it for years, and thus converted me!


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS
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30 Nov 2018 13:57 #198441 by paradox1001
My leds arrived today


I’ve fitted them in the side lights,indicators and the interior light
I’ll try and get some pics later when it’s dark

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30 Nov 2018 16:11 #198445 by paradox1001
I’m happy with them

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01 Dec 2018 06:22 #198461 by Lambert
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That's just side lights? Impressive.

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01 Dec 2018 09:01 #198463 by Max Headroom
It kind of 'brings it up-to-date'


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01 Dec 2018 11:34 #198470 by paradox1001
Yes lambert that’s just the side lights on.
It certainly makes it look a lot Crisper max
The only thing is the new bulbs have shown up clouding on the headlamp plastic so I’m going to have to get some cutting compound on them.

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01 Dec 2018 14:39 #198475 by Daniel30
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I used autoglym on mine worked a treat I don't think you will need anything to heavy on them :)

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01 Dec 2018 15:08 #198477 by Dirtbird
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Para leds from aliexpress?

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01 Dec 2018 15:57 #198481 by Max Headroom
Para - get yourself some acrylic polish such as Greygates plastic polish. T-Cut will do it and so will Brasso, but there may be chemicals in those that could potentially rot plastic.

If they are really yellowed and pitted, I've seen several headlamp renovation kits in Halfords by Meguiars and Autoglym to name but two. The kits consist of acrylic polish and Micromesh abrasives to get the worst out of it.
Or you can buy a full Micromesh kit on eBay - but those aren't cheap.

It sounds horrendous using abrasives at first, and you'd think you are about to finish up with a frosted glass effect, but you don't! They come up like new!


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01 Dec 2018 18:25 #198489 by Cremator1
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When u put them in the indicator don’t they rapid flash

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01 Dec 2018 18:47 #198491 by paradox1001
I’ve used facella g3 compound to sort a set of Passat headlamps that were worse than these
I’ve still got a litre bottle of it in the shed
I’ll give autoglym paint restorer a try first and if that doesn’t work I’ll use the g3

The leds were from eBay
I’ve only fitted them to the side repeating indicators at the moment the front and rear are still bulbs but it flashes at normal speed.

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01 Dec 2018 18:51 #198492 by Cremator1
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Ah ok have you tried led bulbs in the other indicators

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