Stongard source?

Kenneth Keith auditude at
Thu Nov 20 09:15:38 PST 2008

The eurolights I have for my other 200q20v have the correct Stongard on them
without the DOT dot holes, which I installed, and there wasn't much of an
unprotected edge to it.  If so, that would have bothered me at the time and
I would have made a bit deal about it. =)  So, I must have gotten a later
set, after perhaps your feedback, Phil.

On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 8:22 AM, Phil and Judy Rose
<pjrose at>wrote:

> At 10:07 PM -0700 11/19/08, Kenneth Keith wrote:
>> I believe the stuff to do the headlights, like the precut Stongard I have
>> on
>> my other eurolights, is much thicker than the stuff they use for hoods.
>> I'll check it out though.  Thanks for the heads ups.
> Yes, much, much thicker. The thinner stuff would likely reduce the extent
> of lens pitting, but not help much in regard to breakage (large stones,
> etc.)
> There's been much discussion about the fact that for the '91 200 euro lens
> the Stongard design is/was inadequate to cover the entire lens surface--they
> leave the perimeter (approx. 3/8 inch wide) vulnerable to breakage. This
> fact has been brought to their attention, but I'm not aware if they've ever
> acted on the information (or if they even cared). Fortunately my euro lenses
> have survived for 50+ kmiles-- without damage (knock on Zebrano)--under
> Stongard protection.
> Phil
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