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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:55 pm 
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew how much EL headlights are from Ford brand new?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:20 pm 
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Doesn't matter, got some new ones.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:29 pm 
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How much? lol.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:37 pm 
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Got a set off ebay for $350 (pair). Apparentely they're about that much each from Ford. You got new ones didn't you Till? How much did you pay for them.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:39 am 
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I got a 2nd hand, but perfectly clear one from Choice Ford for $110

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:09 pm 
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Nah Lukey, mine are the originals that came with the car as far as I know. It was well looked after and always garaged, so probably why they held up so well. I have polished them once though, made them all crappy and misty, lol.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:35 pm 
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Yeh thats what I did, I polished mine and the yellow went away but it became foggy. Ah well new ones now they should be much better.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:00 pm 
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lukey wrote:
Yeh thats what I did, I polished mine and the yellow went away but it became foggy. Ah well new ones now they should be much better.


what did you polish them with? have you tried plexus?

if that doesnt work, follow the doco on sanding them

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:01 pm 
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New compared to old, you can definetely see the difference! Especially on the car they look awesome, and so much better vision at night.

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Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:03 pm 
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New from Ford I was quoted 200 each

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:17 pm 
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I gave Mum's EL the ol' cut and polish treatment with some Mother's Plastic Polish to finish, and the difference is massive! It only takes like and hour, well worth the time.

That said, because I did a s**t job, they are still a bit yellow. :P But defenitely better. Sand for the full 7 minutes like the doco says, not for 3 minutes. And replace your paper after each light, don't re-use.
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Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:37 pm 
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$200 ain't too bad from Ford, aw well I seem to have got them at a pretty good price, im happy with them.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:59 pm 
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wwaayyy better then 350 each for the XR lights that I paid for :shock:

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:01 pm 
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lol yeh but XRs look awesome!

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:49 pm 
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have you had a look at the www.twinlight.com.au they have XR style for EL/EF Fairmont
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