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    Hi
    I have a D headlight query.

    I have 4 unroadworthy D headlights with the separate reflector which I don't need.
    Is anyone likely to want them or should they go to the recycle pile?

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    Whereabouts in the great brown land are you located Rob?
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    Someone might be able to resilver them or use them for an H4 conversion.
    You can cut the back out and fit the H4 unit, secured with sealant.
    Or, you might just want to scrounge the plastic parts that accept the adjuster screws.

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    David, they can be re silvered. I would like a set to try to remove the lens from the reflector without damaging the lens. Not much good resilvering if the lens are cracked.
    Assuming that you have biode lights availble.
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    Hi
    The lenses are not cracked. I think the globes are H1. I am in Ascot vale Melbourne.
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    Hi Rob. Do you have a price in mind? I Can pick up from Ascot Vale.

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    Rob Hi, I'm having trouble with the AF mobile app.
    Not sure if my previous message got throuh but I would like a set to experiment removing the lens and see if resilvering is viable. I'm in Essendon but on holidays and not due back till mid October.
    Please advise.
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    For resilvering the headlights there are two options. The first is to find someone who does silver plating which isn't very common anymore. That said Modern Plating in Oakleigh were still doing it. The other option is to have them vacuum metalised which is essentially aluminium plating and is what all modern headlights use on the plastic reflectors. At present there are 2 companies in victoria that can do the metalising.

    Getting the glass off is a pain but only half the storey. Having removed the glass the reflector needs to be mirror polished prior to plating. Any surface pitting must be polished out or filled otherwise the plating is likely to fail again in a reasonably short time.

    If they are biodes then the work is tripled due to the way they are made.

    These are the lights off my car, quite badly rusted and almost beyond saving. Took about 40 hours per light to dismantle, clean and polish ready for plating.

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    Thanks for interest and info; they have now found a new home.

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