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  • s2_bo
    started a topic Black Ellipsoids - How to

    Black Ellipsoids - How to

    On the weekend I was bored so decided to paint the chrome on my ellipsoids like a few others on the forum.

    Here is a little how to guide:

    It’s a very easy straight forward process -

    You just need a small pot of Black Gloss Hammerite and a couple of paintbrushes.

    Avoid all contact on the Ellipsoid surface as this will leave smudges that show up when they illuminate.
    Don’t mask of the chrome that you don’t want painted as removing the masking take after chroming can damage the paint.
    If you do want to cover the chrome arias that don’t require painting you can paint on multipurpose grease with a fine paint brush. This can be removed afterwards with ease and will stop and over spill of unwanted paint.

    Here is a few pics:

    Remove Ellipsoids and temperately replace with original lights:
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  • ManiacuV6
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    I want to improve by using better lenses .You can messure without taking the reflector off. Only the glass is enough . Or you can in the worst case by messuring directly on the glass . Thanks!
    I want to try something. If it works I'll post some pictures @
    Last edited by ManiacuV6; 2nd March 2013, 23:46.

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  • Greg_S
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    to measure would need to take the relfector entirely too to measure the diameter properly. Are you thinking of trying the aftermarket xenon projcetors?

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  • ManiacuV6
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    Is related somehow to this topic : Can someone tell me the diameter of a lens for low beam from a S2 headlight ? Thanks!

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  • gripper
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    @ will

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  • Error404
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    beaten! give that man a peanut!

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  • Error404
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    895 941 119 B

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  • willg54
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    thats for the "gasket" as ETKA puts it

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  • willg54
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    895 941 119 B

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  • gripper
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    Anyone ?

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  • gripper
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    This is an old thread but I suppose its relevant !
    Has anyone got the part number for the headlight seals ?
    I am assuming it will be the same for non ellipsoids too ?

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  • willg54
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    good, i just used a small screwdriver and separated it. no crumbling, but i suppose after 15 years together, they've got friendly and dont like to be separated!

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  • s2_bo
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    Headlight, if it's sticking to the glass it may be starting to crumble up.

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  • willg54
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    when removing the glass, should the seal stay on the glass or the headlight?

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  • M_GORDON
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    WOW Yodaboy, very good!! The tinted indicartors light goes perfect!

    PS: to everybodey. HOW paint so perfect around the chrome zones that you don´t paint?

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