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Headlight lens?

Hey guys, i've been trying to find a solution to the light scratches on my left headlight lens (cover?). I've searched but have yet to find what i'm looking for. Can I replace just the plastic cover on the outside or do I need to get an entire assembly? It is purely cosmetic but little things like that bug me. Thanks!
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the whole thing needs replacing. you cannot buy just the acrylic lens.

There is a company that makes clear lens savers for the 600RR. i'll see if i can dig them up and post back.
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could buy the lens from someone who will part with them i have not seen a brand new lens for sale.
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Yeah I figured i'd have to find the whole assembly. Thanks for the replies guys
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Buy a headlight cover.... I've been looking for one and I've found a few.

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Thanks for the reminder bump. found the place.

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Thanks for the reminder bump. found the place.

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I wan't to keep my headlights clear. My RR is all black and I don't really care for the black out/colored headlight look. I appreciate the link though
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if u want i got a used healight with a clean lens that u can
have for 50.00 shipped if you can figure out a way to take the
lens off at attach it to yours then u would be all set think
about it and let me know



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Start off by going to checker or some place and get a "headlight resoration kit." You essentially wet sand off the scratches (with sandpaper increasing in grit count all the way up to like 5000 grit), you then polish it with a plastic polish. I've done it on several cars that have beat up, oxidized lenses; works like a charm. Then get some of these: Lamin-X. I won't lie, I got a set of those for my 06 CBR and they were a little bit bigger, but you can trim them (I addressed the issue with them and they were unaware there was a size problem, they may have fixed that). They really are a good product tho, good quality construction and good customer support
Oh yeah, the resoration kit costs like $15 (it's worth a shot, and it's easy) and if you get the films it's another $24.95 if you want to keep them "like new"

Total = $40, 30 min, and very little effort

(If you want, I have before/after pics of the car headlights I've done. I can put them up when I get home from work)

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if u want i got a used healight with a clean lens that u can
have for 50.00 shipped if you can figure out a way to take the
lens off at attach it to yours then u would be all set think
about it and let me know
lens comes of pretty easy i took some apart by putting them in the oven at 300 deg for 5 min and the lens will come right off and didnt hust the lens or headlight housing if your really worried about it then i would say a hair dryer would work.
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I wan't to keep my headlights clear. My RR is all black and I don't really care for the black out/colored headlight look. I appreciate the link though
there are clear as well as colored...
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lens comes of pretty easy i took some apart by putting them in the oven at 300 deg for 5 min and the lens will come right off and didnt hust the lens or headlight housing if your really worried about it then i would say a hair dryer would work.

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turbo.mp: do the lamin-x covers remove and replace? or is it a one-time stick deal? i ask because i want to protect for street but wouldnt wanna tape over them for track so could i remove them and put them back on or would they be useless and sticky?

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Start off by going to checker or some place and get a "headlight resoration kit." You essentially wet sand off the scratches (with sandpaper increasing in grit count all the way up to like 5000 grit), you then polish it with a plastic polish. I've done it on several cars that have beat up, oxidized lenses; works like a charm. Then get some of these: Lamin-X. I won't lie, I got a set of those for my 06 CBR and they were a little bit bigger, but you can trim them (I addressed the issue with them and they were unaware there was a size problem, they may have fixed that). They really are a good product tho, good quality construction and good customer support
Oh yeah, the resoration kit costs like $15 (it's worth a shot, and it's easy) and if you get the films it's another $24.95 if you want to keep them "like new"

Total = $40, 30 min, and very little effort

(If you want, I have before/after pics of the car headlights I've done. I can put them up when I get home from work)
Let's see the pics!!! I need to do this to a few of my cars!

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anyone tried novus polish?
www.novuspolish.com/
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that reminds me my HS auto teacher help a kid out with a 92 325i bmw because his plastic headlights were yellowing on him from so much sun so he put something on them ran a buffer over it cant remember but might have used one more substance on them and buffed it again maybe but they came out like brand new i asked him what that did and he said it took of the top layer of plastic on the lens so it could take out a scratch and best bet would a body shop who knows what there doing or a detail place could tell you what needs to be done.
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i used plastic x for my 90 bmw and for my 02wrx and they work great.
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turbo.mp: do the lamin-x covers remove and replace? or is it a one-time stick deal? i ask because i want to protect for street but wouldnt wanna tape over them for track so could i remove them and put them back on or would they be useless and sticky?
They say that they're forgiving and can be applied a few times before you get it right, and I would believe it from what I've seen.
As with any adhesive product I would personally be hesitant to remove and reapply it several times and/or on a regular basis... I haven't tried it but you might be able to get away with it, keeping in mind it will undoubtedly diminish the life, but they do come right off if you want them to and they don't leave any residue if I recall correctly
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I thought I had better pictures... my bad. This was on my old car and I didn't take much time on it cuz it was 20 degrees outside and wet hands are no fun...
It's hard to tell the difference in those shitty pics, but trust me when I say if you take your time on it you can get just about anything looking like brand new.


Here's an "after" pic taken a few days later. In person it looked brand new, and you can all imagine what the before looked like (12 yrs old, neglected, oxidized...)


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Don't just fix it, FLITZ IT!

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