[200q20v] Headlight Protection Films
wanemardo at attbi.com
Thu Jan 10 20:47:05 EST 2002
You have good words here, and I am in essential agreement, sounds like we
went through very similar thought processes. One difference is I paid
Stongard an installation fee to install their headlight covers, and was
expecting, "....it fits perfectly, precisely and beautifully." (per
Stongard's sales brochure).
Now the good news, have a tele message here at home tonight, saying they
will install the correct replacement headlight covers when they are
received, at no charge. Patience does work sometimes, better things can
So, I will order a replacement lens from Denon in BC (my cost is $80 and my
plan all along, per "Caveat Emptor"), and will accept their offer and move
on to other things.
Greg B in Portland has heard from Stongard, and they are going to make his
Someone asked what the headlight cover extended warranty fee costs. I
believe it is $15.00 for a 3 year period.
If you buy both the body kit and headlight covers, the extended warranty is
no charge, you just have to send the buyer registration cards to Stongard.
I think Stongard is being wise to here to support their customer service,
they just needed to work out a problem in the office without the customer
All will be well here in Rainy Weather Land.
Thanks to all. Gary A....
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
To: "Gary Anderson" <wanemardo at attbi.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 7:32 AM
Subject: Re: [200q20v] Headlight Protection Films
> >When I stopped by Stongard's office, I picked up some samples.
> >The samples measured 2mm thick, and found I had a Stongard brochure, that
> >quotes 80mil thickness.
> >Hope it helps, for whatever it is worth.
> >BTW, my warranty claim (improper size cut for 200 euro's) has nothing to
> >with the 3M material, that appears to work as advertised, as protection,
> >guarantee something can break a headlight if big enough.
> Although I can understand (and share) your unhappiness with the
> quality of fit, I don't understand the justification for the warranty
> complaints being voiced in this thread. The complaints are based on
> Stongard's innaccurate dimensions (relative to Audi's eurolights),
> correct? So I wonder, since you must have noticed--prior to
> installation-- that the Stongard films were *obviously* too small to
> cover the entire lens, what compelled you to go ahead and install
> When my Stongard order arrived, I saw that it was not going to give
> complete coverage, and although I was disappointed, I (like you, I
> presume) decided to go ahead and install it. In doing that I
> accepted a small additional risk of damage rather than go through the
> bother of returning the item. If my headlight suffers damage because
> of the unprotected area, I'll be unhappy, but I won't feel I have
> anyone but myself to blame. This is a clear case of Caveat Emptor.
> Yes, I do feel that complaining to Stongard about the poor design/fit
> is justified. Stongard would be wise to either reimburse purchasers
> or replace the item with one of more adequate size.
> Phil Rose Rochester, NY
> '91 200q (130 kmiles, Lago blue)
> '91 200q (57 kmiles, Tornado red)
> mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net
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