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 Post subject: Re: Can you restore the cornering lamps
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:18 pm 
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You're talking about fairlane ghia lamps, in the front bar, that come on with the indicators?
Not the indicator lense next to headlight, or the guard repeaters...?

If they glass, heat up glue so you can get just lense off, and clean inside lense too... If its possible? Also id buff/polish outside first, maybe no need to break apart... Cut n polish should be fine, I believe metal polish like meguirs or mothers might also be good?



And just to add, actual "fog" lights, in the true sense of the word, mostly are yellow, or atleast not "white", as in real fog the white/brighter light reflects, reducing visibility even more... Yet most "real" foglights are fitted on euro cars... Driving lights would be correct term... Considering this seems to be the thread to nit pick! Lol
Although the lamps in question are indeed cornering lamps, and im sure ford themselves call them this...
Furthermore, cornering lamps are nothing like indictors, or turn signals, but whatever you want to call them is up to you guys...

Im just glad im not dealing with some of you blokes over a parts counter!
Lol at mad too

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Haha thanks for info mate
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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:47 pm 
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TFORD8 wrote:
Lol at mad too
In a good way I hope :P



Have you had a crack at these yet Boosted?



Here's a sample of some lights I recently restored.
The headlight was keyed and some bits were too deep to get out but after restoration i'd say overall it's about 95%. But much better than before. it's worth the effort when it's a genuine headlight.

BEFORE (The second pic looks like it just dirty, but it's actually like it's been sandblasted)
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AFTER
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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:44 pm 
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Mate that looks awesome. I think i will be hitting you up in a few weeks to clean up a few of my head lights. Great work mate!
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 Post subject: Re: Can you restore the cornering lamps
Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Yeah mate, a good way. Made me laugh...
They some fancy a** lookin lights.... What you use to clean em up?

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Sand paper and a 50/50 mix of urethane and white spirits.
It's a wipe on coating that is self leveling.
I like it because the plastic doesn't have to be polished before coating.
I finish at 1500 grit wet sanding, then coat.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Ends up like a clear coat kinda deal?
I polished up my lil bros ba ones last week, but had a clear coat or something on em that went mega crap, and was a massive pita....

Come up good. The red glow/reflection whatever in the lenses looks cool.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Nice ford table too, btw.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:57 pm 
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Yeah pretty much.
That sounds like the factory protection coming off.

 

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