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Day Run Lamps Cheap Fix

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Old Apr 4th, 2011, 08:21   #1
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Very often DRL's become dull. This due to the reflective paint in the light wearing with age. It is only a chrome paint. As it wears off you are left with just black plastic. A cheap & easy repair is to clean the plastic, then stick some aluminium sticky tape into the reflector 'bowl'. It is a bit of 'bodge', but once the lens is refitted only you will know & brightness will be restored to 'as new'

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Good fix Paul.
Very useful topic.
As mine were also dull (25 years were enough for them) I chose the other method (spray painting them with a chrome like spray - can).
The result is amazing (they look like new) but I don't know how long they will last like that, but as it's a cheap, fats & easy fix I can do that once a year or so, if necessary.

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