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959 Project: Headlamp film...

I realized recently that the cost of replacing one of the glass headlamp lenses on the 959 could be in the thousands of dollars range, so I decided that it was wise to spend some $$$ on some headlamp film to protect them. I measured the size of the headlamps, and then I ordered a custom-sized sheet from Xpel, that would cover the size of the headlamps. They custom-cut the standard 3M film that is an industry-standard for this stuff:

Next, I removed the headlamp ring and used it as a pattern to get a rough idea of where to cut:

Here's my pattern drawn on the film:

Next I cut out the pattern with a sharp knife. The film is pretty tough and a bit thick, so it requires some effort - use caution, and make sure you use a fresh, sharp blade.

Here's the finished cutout:

And here it is laid against the headlamp ring:

Front shot of car with the headlamp ring removed:

Obligatory far away shot:

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Old 11-10-2007, 01:55 AM
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