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Re: plastic headlight lens?

>At 12:30 24.05.98 -0800, Phil and Judy Rose wrote:
>>Are plastic headlights commonly used on other makes of cars? I can't
>>imagine the lighting from these would be any worse than Audi headlights of
>>the same vintage, but certainly the plastic ought to be a lot cheaper to
>>replace (and more resistant to stone damage?).
>I thought all US-spec cars have plastic headlamp lenses. At least our
>US-spec Renault has ones (suck to the max, gonna replace them with Euros
>this month) and all US-spec Fords, which are quite popular here, have
>plastic lenses as well. A cheap but dirty method to convert them to
>European specifications (required by law here) is to grind the plastic lens
>flat, polish it to make it transparent again then insert a small
>rectangular Hella reflector into the DOT headlamp.
>Aleksander Mierzwa
>Warsaw, Poland
>87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
>88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
>91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

I guess I've discovered how little attention I've been paying to the newer
cars. I just walked by a '97 (I think) A4 Audi parked down the street, and
it also has plastic headlight lenses. I guess this has become a fairly
common thing.

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