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Due to a rather unfortunate incident involving one of my neighbors thinking he'd do me a favor by 'polishing' my headlight, I am in need of another. All I need is the stock lens/reflector, don't need the ring or bucket at all. Anyone got one in reasonable shape for cheap?

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How bad is it? No chance of repairing?

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How bad is it? No chance of repairing?
Pretty bad, upper half is a mass of scratched-in swirlies. He was a bit overenthusiastic with the drill and pad of the polishing kit. Fortunately, I ran out and stopped him before he could ruin the whole thing.

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Why is he not paying you for a new one immediately? If I were you, an upgrade to a 599 headlight would be the way to go.

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If I were you, an upgrade to a 599 headlight would be the way to go.

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I doubt he could've made the 9er headlight ANY worse than it came from the factory, go 599 and be done with it.


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Why is he not paying you for a new one immediately? If I were you, an upgrade to a 599 headlight would be the way to go.
1. He's out of a job at the moment. He's got no money to give and is trying to start a line in polishing up headlights, like a bunch of other people are in the local Craigslist.
2. The 599 headlight is ugly to my eyes. Do not want.

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I doubt he could've made the 9er headlight ANY worse than it came from the factory, go 599 and be done with it.
See above comment - also, if I had the cash handy, I would already have bought one of these if I wanted to upgrade:



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I would be interested to see how that performs


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I have one.
Was planning in putting it on eBay, but haven't investigated on the fair market value.
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$50-shipped to Dallas.

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Is it the GE Nighhawk LED light? If so, Id be interesed in taking it off your hands...that is if CB700S doesn't want it. Why arent' you using it?

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$50-shipped to Dallas.
PM or post up pics, please.

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Ok, it's at work. Give me a few hours.

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Is it the GE Nighhawk LED light? If so, Id be interesed in taking it off your hands...that is if CB700S doesn't want it. Why arent' you using it?
Nah, just a stock 919 lamp

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Ok, it's at work. Give me a few hours.

No problem, look forward to said pics.

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No deep scratches on the lens, just the usual swirls.
No cracks anywhere. Has a painted-black trim ring in it with paint chipped from a spill. I can take the ring off it you want.

Also has working bulb in it if wanted.

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Don't need the bulb, thanks. rmb was asking me if he could buy my old trim ring off me, and I don't need (or want) another one - would you consider separating it and selling the ring/etc., to rmb with the appropriate price split, perhaps?

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Ok. $45 for the headlight shipped. and he can have the ring for whatever shipping is.
The ring isn't dented or bent, but he'll have to sand and repaint it, or get it powder coated.

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Fair enough. If you take Paypal, PM me your info and I'll get that out to you.

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Ok. $45 for the headlight shipped. and he can have the ring for whatever shipping is.
The ring isn't dented or bent, but he'll have to sand and repaint it, or get it powder coated.
Thanks EDFD, I think we're talking about different parts though, I'm looking for the trim ring that's attached to the lense part, not the ring that secures the light to the bucket. The one I need is "clamped" onto the reflector assembly.

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Yeah, I think you're right.
I don't see that ring coming off easily.

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In case anyone wanted to see how bad dude's attempt made it - EDFD's used one on left, my old one on right. Both have had the faces of the lenses cleaned with Honda spray cleaner and polish.



Ring scrape was prior owner damage.


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Damn. Did he use a solvent on it?

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Dunno. May have been whatever that 'polish' was supposed to be.

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Damn! You weren't joking Cb700... that reflector is toast

Is it saveable?

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Damn! You weren't joking Cb700... that reflector is toast

Is it saveable?
It's the lens and not the reflector itself, and I haven't gone after it with the stuff I use for polycarbonate scratches. Either way, it just became something to experiment with.

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Damn! You weren't joking Cb700... that reflector is toast

Is it saveable?
Could probably just put an HID bulb in it. The frosted finish will cut down the glare.

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Could probably just put an HID bulb in it. The frosted finish will cut down the glare.

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Yeah, I think you're right.
I don't see that ring coming off easily.

That inner ring just pops right off. Just need a flat head screwdriver for that.

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In case anyone wanted to see how bad dude's attempt made it - EDFD's used one on left, my old one on right. Both have had the faces of the lenses cleaned with Honda spray cleaner and polish.


Ring scrape was prior owner damage.
The 599 headlamp I got had a scratch in the center. A buddy of mine did something similar to what was done to yours and I thought it was trash.

The guy in our body shop cleaned it with rubbing alcohol, then hit it with clearcoat and it came out really good.

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That inner ring just pops right off. Just need a flat head screwdriver for that.
Yeah, I got to looking at my old one before I sent it off, and it's just a matter of bending some tabs, then it comes off.

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Due to a rather unfortunate incident involving one of my neighbors thinking he'd do me a favor by 'polishing' my headlight, I am in need of another. All I need is the stock lens/reflector, don't need the ring or bucket at all. Anyone got one in reasonable shape for cheap?
Just thought I'd throw this in the mix. I tried some headlight restore stuff on my truck today and checkout the improvement after 1 coat.
I wonder if this stuff would work on your 9er headlight?

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That's the sort (but not the brand) of stuff he *was* using to make this problem in the first place.

Also, that stuff works fine on acrylic headlights, but your Ford has polycarbonate lights and you will find yourself needing to apply it at ever increasing intervals.

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I know when I did my headlight restoration it got worse before it got better... It still didn't look the best until I put the final clear coat on and then it was like night and day... At this point how much more could it hurt to just let him finish?... Lol

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That's the sort (but not the brand) of stuff he *was* using to make this problem in the first place.

Also, that stuff works fine on acrylic headlights, but your Ford has polycarbonate lights and you will find yourself needing to apply it at ever increasing intervals.
Yeah, I didnt think it would be a perminate solution. I figure it will buy me some time till I can do something more perminate.

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Wouldn't use it on headlights or anything else I had to see through.

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