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Looking for suggestions for headlights.
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  1. RonOC's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I'm working on a Pocher Testarossa with very frosted headlights.

    Any suggestions for nice clear replacements? I'm guessing about 5/8" or 16mm in diameter.

    TIA

    Ron
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    This may sound crazy Ron, but I've been experimenting with clear plastic molded packaging. One of my builds is a Willys roadster and I've leaned back the headlights, ala Jag or Mini Minor. For the lenses, I'm useing pieces of the packaging that my swim goggles came in.

    Call me crazy, but it works.
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  3. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    The lines in the lens can be scribed on the inside for that extra little bit of detailing.
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    Can also be used for clear lens for tach and gages....
    Be nice or else ~1~**
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  5. RonOC's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Good ideas, but the headlights are not flat. They are slightly spherical.

    I'll keep my eyes open for packaging with bubble shaping.

    Thanks.

    Ron


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    Here is how I have done instrument guages for aircraft effectively. Mix 5 minute expoxy and avoid air bubbles and with the tip of a tooth pick dab the expoxy into the center of the bezel, keep adding until filled desired effect and capillary action will take over and form a spherical lens.

    Ken
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    0)0)0) Good grief, Charlie Brown!
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Hi Ron, Try stretch forming some clear packaging plastic over your bad lenses. You'll get thin copies that may be better than the originals. I've done aircraft canopies this way and it works.
    Scorpio - Builds models the way the prototype should have been built.
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  9. unknownname's Avatar Active Member
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    You might try dipping them in future floor polish. I have heard that it will eliminate the frosting. I know that when I use it it prevents frosting.
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