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Tarnished light reflectors

Post by mikeyval on Wed Oct 12, 2016 3:34 pm

Has anyone found a way of cleaning and repairing the tarnished reflectors on Hella rear lights cluster ?
I removed one of mine for cleaning but cannot remove the red lens part from the rear casing.
To be able to would enable effective interior cleaning and respray of the tarnished reflectors.
Any thoughts or ideas would be most appreciated 
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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by Gromit on Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:14 pm

One thought is - How much are new ones?

I have no idea, but if yours are badly tarnished there's a strong chance the electrical connections are not looking too good either. If new ones are not a stupid price I wouldn't bother to fiddle - much as I would probably enjoy the process.  content

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by mikeyval on Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:20 pm

Hi Dave
All the lights work as they should and connectors are fine. 
But, on your second point, replacements are a stupidly high price, somewhere around £60 each give or take a fiver.
If the red lens part was removable, refurbishment would be dead easy. Hence asking the question
Thanks for input
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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by Gromit on Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:12 pm

60 quid each!!

Whoever set that price should be on the stage - they could make even more money as a comedian!!

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by mikeyval on Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:24 pm

Hi Dave
this item is the same as mine - eBay 3613 4305 2584 --- I wasn't kidding
A £100 quid is a ball park figure
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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:44 pm


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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by mikeyval on Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:09 pm

Thanks Pete nothing like mine, see post above. Thanks for input

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:20 pm

Your ebay product number doesn't reveal a product. Can you check it?

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by mikeyval on Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:45 am

Hi Pete
The eBay number is correct. I just typed it in and the item came straight up @ £119.99

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by peugeotboxer on Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:05 am

mikeyval wrote:Hi Pete
The eBay number is correct. I just typed it in and the item came straight up @ £119.99
If you scroll down the page it says: 

These do not fit motorhomes as they have the incorrect reflectors!

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by boxerman on Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:41 am

We are / were in the caravan section PB, has someone moved it or am I going / gone senile?  confused3

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by mikeyval on Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:55 pm

Noted Frank.
This was in caravan section. The lights being discussed are from a caravan Pete.

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Re: Tarnished light reflectors

Post by peugeotboxer on Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:02 pm

mikeyval wrote:Noted Frank.
This was in caravan section. The lights being discussed are from a caravan Pete.
Sorry didn't realise that.

Anyway, it does goes to show that there are/could be differences regarding light unit reflectors.
Buyer beware.

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